I'd stay clear of BelCanto. I have a pair of BC amps and have had problems with them. Called Bel Canto and left three VM's and sent numerous emails to arrange a fix - no response. Went back to the dealer where I got them and the dealer dropped the BC line for ther same reason: they build but they don't support.
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@labtec Would you say when it comes to the pitfalls of computer audio a DAC like the one I have which is the Denafrips Ares which has the famous https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/diy-interfaces/amanero-combo-384-digital-interface-usb-384khz-to-i2s-...
"Amanero USB Module, with DENAFRIPS redesigned and optimized circuitry, allow the Ares to be used as high-end DAC with computers / streamers. It supports 24bit/384kHz PCM data stream, and DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 decoding via asynchronous USB input. NOTE"
would it really make a difference in the quality of the signal if I purchase a Regen or iFi USB 3.0 ?
I have a Razer Blade i7 7700 HQ CPU which is connected via USB to the DAC. Thanks.
@reggy you should be fine.
I had the Amenero USB in my lampizator.
Since I posted this years ago, the biggest change is the performance of the server. I actually think the server/software is equal or more important than the DAC (assuming you start with a decent one).
The Regen has had some updates that now include galvanic isolation and better power supply, so those could be worthwhile depending on the weaknesses of the server, but it's hard to say. I think they sell them with a money back guarantee, so it's something you can try.
Great thanks for the feedback, much appreciated I may consider it since there is the money back guarantee.
I play PCM content from an external harddrive to laptop through foobar using SoX mod 2 resampler as an available DSP. I am new to getting involved with the chain but I look and ask around and get curious once and a bit.
I once tried feeding the Ares native DSD via HQ player but found it wasn't worth it as my Razer fans were spinning hard.
I am not sure if I am missing out on something with my setup on the server/computer side assuming I don't change the upline components.
I will probably just wait and save money down the road to purchase the Yggdrasil Analog 2 and call it a day but we'll see, I am very patient in enjoying what I have for now and becoming acquainted with my system before upgrading. I have studio monitors for now (Genelec 8040B 's) fed XLR to a simple passive POT.
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