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Ramin-Audio
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TV's Optical Output?!

Hello,

I have recently, connected my Sony TV (Model: Bravia, KDL-46W4100) to the RegaDac, via the Optical Output of the TV. I also have a pair of good-quality Audio Research RCA cables.

I was wondering which type of connection must gives a better quality sound technically? Using the RCA cables to connect the TV to my amp or using an optical cable to connect the TV to the RegaDac 

(The DAC is connected to the amp...)

I really appreciate any help. 

Thanks.

Kal Rubinson
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Don't take this the wrong way

Don't take this the wrong way but......................................

You have them both now and, therefore, you are the best one to decide which is better.

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Kal Rubinson wrote:

Don't take this the wrong way but......................................

You have them both now and, therefore, you are the best one to decide which is better.

+1

Best way to find out is to give each configuration a listen. You don't have to invest any money just a little of your time to listen.

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Generally Speaking

Most quality external DACs will have better conversion circuitry than found in most televisions.

But there are other factors that can be in play. Still it pretty much comes down to the relative strengths of your specific components (TV vs. DAC), neither of which I have heard. With my own TV and DAC it was a fairly easy choice. Optical out of the Sony XBR4 into the Grace m903.

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