I’m sure most of us wouldn’t reliably tell the difference and so could live with that on a day to day basis. But I confess I like to ensure I’m getting the best results I can get, so would prefer the ‘headroom’ even if it was mostly unnecessary.Many thanks for answers. Interesting to hear from RBinDC about the need to be trained to hear the difference and that the difference is only slight. I have been going backwards and forwards about deciding whether this is a good move,. Not really being a purist, but wanting to improve the quality of sound I get from my current, slightly haphazardly planned setup, it looks like I could live without the interconnect. This would certainly solve practical problems. for where I want them. Thanks again.