Performance of the Mark Levinson 360S
Hello to all,
I am interested in input regarding the performance enhancements associated with the addition of a ML 360S DAC into my current system. As a background, I have upgraded much of my stereo, and currently own the following components:
- Mark Levinson 335 AMP (with factory caps upgrade)
- Mark Levinson 380S preamp
- Revel Studio speakers
- Madrigal CZ Gel interconnects
- Transparent Ultra biwire speaker cables
Prior to the upgrades above, I had sold my old CD player, as my wife had wanted a DVD player for this room. The new player is an 18 month old Pioneer Elite Progressive Scan DVD player (Model DV-37). It is in use for movies, and I have been temporarily using it for music playback as well.... until I make a permanant decision regarding CD playback.
I am limited in terms of adding much more gear, and because of this, I am considering the dual use of the DV-37, one for playing movies as I am already doing, and the other as strictly a CD transport..... for digital audio output into a 360S for processing. Incedentally, the DV-37 has several digital output options. (I only have room for the addition of 1 more component, and my wife would not be thrilled with the elimination of the DVD player for the purpose of a stand alone CD transport. Thus, this seems like a viable option.)
The audio quality is not bad coming out of the DV-37 into the Madrigal gear, but I am curious what differences would be appearent should I add the DAC. Would they likely be subtle, or dramatic? Accordingly, in what ways? Also, what would be the best digital connection method out of the DVD and into the 360S for this application? Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,