Excuse my ignorance ..... But I have questions .....
I apologize if these are redundant Basic questions,
in my case still using 2 channel audio for Music & TV
1- Analog verses Digital?
Other than a Phono & Tape, what else do I need a clean Analog Preamp for?
CD's, DVD's, Verizon Fios, Cable, etc is all digital, if I am correct?
2- Dac to Dac?
If the CD, DVD, etc., Player has a Dac, and the Preamp processor has a Dac?
Is that like a double digital filter?
Will that cause muddy translations of the sound data to the amp?
3-Balanced inputs/outputs verses non balanced ....
Is this process modifying the original balance of the recorded music?
Why do I need it?
I assume you need an Amp that has a balanced "in" connection to take advantage of this feature.
4- Mixing New & Old Equipment
I have observed a continuing flux in the buying of new equipment because new interfaces are developed ie: hdmi, dvi, etc.
Are there cable adapters to allow the use of the new interfaces on older preamp / processors?
Or am I alone in my confusion .....
Sorry if this sounds stupid, but I am trying to rap my mind around all the new technologies