You are asking two different questions. First, the processing of the digital out from the Node is performed by the DAC. This means the digital signal is converted into an analog form suitable for hearing. Some DACs perform jitter reduction and other sonic improvements, some do not. Check with the Venus spec sheet to find out what is does and how much it does. Second, the Node is a streaming end point, not the source of the digital stream. That means internet radio is the source and the node is the end point. Likewise, if you have a ROON music server, the Node is the endpoint, not the source. Both the source and the end point can have an impact on the sound.
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Hi, I am using bluesound node 2i digital out into Denafrips Venus 2 Dac via coax cable. Since I am bypassing the dac in the node 2i does that mean the digital signal is being clocked and processed by the Venus DAC? If so how would an upgraded streamer change the sound?
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