So I am looking at trying to snag a REALLY nice amp for the Infinity RS-II's. In order to do this there is a chance I may have to sell most of my gear (amp & pre) to get one.
Right now I am using Coaxial out of my computer to my DacMagic, then Analog to the Pre then to the amp. Here is my question:
Can I just bypass the pre-amp entirely and go straight from my DacMagic to an amp? I would then use the volume control on my computer for the coaxial output to start with while saving up for a decent pre-amp.
Will I totally kill the sound to the point where I shouldn't do this, or is it something I can do to start with but shouldnt be a long term solution?
Should I buy JRiver to use its digital volume, should I stay with just using the Windows volume?
Just looking at what my options are.