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    In what context? A DAC chip by itself is pretty pointless!
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    ...in my opinion / experience...
    While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.
    And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.
    keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio_ELF View Post
    In what context? A DAC chip by itself is pretty pointless!
    Actually this DAC is part of Sigma Designs SMP8643 chip used on my popcorn hour. I was wondering how good or bad analogue out on my POPCorn Hour a-210 really is. As I have two options to stream my music:

    1. Stream files to my PS3 (flac->wav conversion) and play via my onkyo 5010 zone 2 through HDMI
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    2. Stream files to PCH-a210 and take analogue out to Onkyo 5010 zone 3. (can't use hdmi of pch-a210 as want to play ps3 and listen to music at the same time)

    Popcorn Hour revisited - Hardwarebug

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    Quote Originally Posted by hussain View Post
    I was wondering how good or bad analogue out on my POPCorn Hour a-210 really is.
    Plug it into your Onkyo and listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio_ELF View Post
    In what context? A DAC chip by itself is pretty pointless!
    Exactly right.