My nac 32.5 should be arriving soon and ought to rectify the current mullet tendencies of my system. However, I have a few questions. First of all, which input is it best to hook my cd5x up to? I've heard it said that the tuner input is better than each of the tape loops (however, since I'm also running a nat 101 and snaps, I kindof dislike the idea of putting my cd on the tuner input and the tuner on the tape input and am reluctant to do so, unless it will sound significantly better. Also, since I will be sending to unit off for a service soon, I have heard that naim will convert the tape input so that it no longer has record out. Is this true, will it make the tape input equivalent to the tuner input and can it be done to just one of the tape inputs?
The second issue is that of power supplies. Currently I have my nac 92 powered off a flatcap. However, my attention keeps being drawn to the nagging spare output on the snaps, currently powering my nat 101. It's only 4 pins (though when funds allow I'll be sending the tuner off to naim for a recap and dual-railing of this output). Until then, would it be better to have the 101 and 32.5 both powered off the snaps and use the flatcap on cd5x. Obviously the 32.5 will sound less good than with the flatcap, however, since the cd5x would have a psu would this offset the decrease in performance? Also, will the snaps struggle to power these two?