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ChrisB
2005-11-11, 10:25
Semi-audiophile question!

I'm waiting on two of the new SB3's. Currently, I have two SB1's - one
in the lounge, one in the family room. The lounge one is hooked up
using the onboard DAC to an analogue amp, the family room is hooked up
to my HT receiver, via the digital out. Obviously, one of the new SB3's
will be going in the lounge to replace the SB1, but I'd like to put the
other new one in the kitchen, because the new form factor will suit the
kitchen better. From an audio point of view, am I sacrificing much by
keeping the older SB1 in family room (much better listening environment
than the kitchen), or would I really benefit from having the other SB3
there? I'm assume the uprated DACs in the SB2/3 only come into effect
for the analogue stage. I stream high-bitrate mp3 exclusively.

Cheers,

Chris

radish
2005-11-11, 11:01
I'm assume the uprated DACs in the SB2/3 only come into effect for the analogue stage

Yes. Provided you don't have issues with buffering etc, I would think that an SB1 over SPDIF would be very comparable to an SB3 over SPDIF.