Auralic Altair and Wyred4Sound DAC 2 DCD question, please


HI all.

 

I am getting the Auralic Altair with its built-in DAC, for its storage and streaming features. However I already have (and am very happy with), my W4S DAC 2 DSD/femto.

 

I can use the Altair’s DAC and sell the W4S to help offset the cost of the Altair, OR, I can feed the Altair into the W4S, (which I assume will give me slightly better SQ. Am I probably correct?).

 

Of course I will A/B the setup to make the final SQ determination. But it seems rather wasteful to have two DACS (especially for only a slight (?) improvement in sound. But more importantly, for financial planning, it would be nice to know ahead of time if I would probably be selling the W4S or not.

 

Does anyone have any experience with these, or just any comments? Any would be appreciated…

 

Thanks!


mkh1099
seems like you answered your own question......
I had the exact same Wyred dac as you with the dsd and femto clock upgrade.  I found the sound to be a bit forward sounding, perhaps because of the ESS chip used.  I sold it after about 6 months.  Previously I had the Wyred dac1 without dsd or Femto clock and liked it better.
Thanks! I appreciate it!

Anyone else with an opinion as to which DAC is better?