I would try both and try the one that you think sounds best.
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Post by TheMachinist on May 4, 2017 7:59:31 GMT -5
Don't really like the full digital volume control in this. As per the manual, the AUX analog input is digitized to serve other Sonica speakers in the network and then converted back to analog! What a waste. Rather prefer the pure analog path of DC-1 preamp coupled with SP-1 to expand the sources.