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Depends on the gear, I sometimes use play through, I use Mac.
The cabling between the two, and the type of gear make a BIG difference.
I notice a difference, but not a bad difference. One is a C2500, and I just put a MX150 back in service. I was using a MX120 (I love the 3 speaker set up on that unit..) I didn't like the 121. or 151
If the kids come over I have a HT kinda set up.. As much as I can stand anyways. I'm not much of a TV or HT guy.. A good concert, I'm game..
Laptop yes, TV no. 30 years now.. :-)
For stereo, balanced analog from an Ayre QX-5 Twenty (Roon endpoint) or DX-5 DSD (disc player) goes directly to the KX-5 Twenty preamp and VX-5 Twenty amp.
For surround and HT, HDMI audio from the DX-5 DSD goes to a Bryston SP3 processor; analog front LR from the SP3 goes to a by-pass input of the KX-5; analog surround goes to a pair of NAD DC amps.
HDMI video goes from the DX-5 DSD to a Sony projector.