Is it possible one channel of my DAC is clipping?
I have an OPPO Sonica DAC, I love the sound of it overall. However on some tracks, distorted guitar in particular I get some light crackling out of my right speaker.
If I switch my inputs into my amp - it travels with the channel, so it’s not the speakers (and I’ve tried other speakers also). It’s also not the amp.. as it travels with the channel on the DAC.
I do also get it if I run it through a pre-amp.
Some of the tracks I can hear a bit of it on another system, though not all of the time.
Any thoughts? I’ll probably try a new DAC here soon, but simply wondering others thoughts. I do keep my DAC close to maxed out (32bit) but even reducing it a bit and using my computer to control the volume (via roon) I can’t seem to eliminate it.