Having a brain fart so help me out here.
I am using a Sunfire TGP-II pre-amp and my computer as a source.
I have a onboard coaxial connection and also a Meridian Explorer USB DAC.
My source files are all mostly FLAC CD rips, and a couple downloaded 24 bit 44 kHz files.
If I use coaxial from the computer I am using the TGP-II's DAC, if I use the Meridian Explorer I am using the DAC in it.
On paper is either DAC chip better? Or is it better to let the TGP do the decoding so as to avoid one more analog connection? The computer to TGP via coaxial makes for just one set of analog cables, but I can't send higher Rez files to it without it down converting the signal correct?
PS would type more but it's hard to do on my iPhone.