To what extent would a Dacmagic improve this setup...

Willferox

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I have: Cambridge Audio S70 speakers & Cambridge Audio azur 540A amplifier connected via phono to an M-Audio Fast Track USB external sound card, which is connected via USB to my computer. I would say that my amplifier and speakers are sufficiently 'warn-in', and I am using high-quality cables. The 'sample rate and bit depth' properties for the driver, on my computer, are set to the highest settings - '2 channel, 24bit, 44100 Hz (Studio quality)'. For practical reasons, I play most of my music through Spotify Unlimited.


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SteveR750

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Probably not as much as you'd hope. Sorry it's a vague response, but I suspect the improvement would be sonically negligible, but these things are relative. I'd spend some money on some better speakers.
 

Overdose

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Not a great deal in terms of sound quality, I would imagine, more digital inputs though. An upgrade nonetheless, if only for functionality.
 

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SteveR750 said:
Probably not as much as you'd hope. Sorry it's a vague response, but I suspect the improvement would be sonically negligible, but these things are relative. I'd spend some money on some better speakers.
+1, if you're looking to spend anything at all. Is there something that you don't like about your setup?
 

Willferox

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It's not that I'm unhappy with my setup, but rather, I'm ignorant of how good my setup sounds in relation to how good it could sound. I haven't the money (or justification at this pooint in life) to buy better gear, and, at 22 years old, I haven't owned anything half-decent to compare my current setup against. I'm left in a bit of a limbo so to speak.
 

Willferox

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Not to get too personal, but I'm also undergoing BEP Chemotheraphy which has caused some minor temp. buzzing in my ears. I wonder if this temp. ear damage is screwing me over me when I listen to my music with an audiophile mindset :?
 

SteveR750

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Willferox said:
Not to get too personal, but I'm also undergoing BEP Chemotheraphy which has caused some minor temp. buzzing in my ears. I wonder if this temp. ear damage is screwing me over me when I listen to my music with an audiophile mindset :?
You're probably right. Even a mild head cold means my ears block up and are only useful as survival tools that for any critical listening.

Hope you get well soon.
 

Craig M.

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SteveR750 said:
Willferox said:
Not to get too personal, but I'm also undergoing BEP Chemotheraphy which has caused some minor temp. buzzing in my ears. I wonder if this temp. ear damage is screwing me over me when I listen to my music with an audiophile mindset :?
You're probably right. Even a mild head cold means my ears block up and are only useful as survival tools that for any critical listening.

Hope you get well soon.
+1.
 

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