cat345 posted:analogmusic posted:cat345 posted:
If Dave is that good connected to a power amp, why does Chord offer 2 preamplifiers that are far more expensive than Dave? Only for analogue sources?
Yes, and also these preamps were designed before Dave was invented.
If preamplifiers have become obsolete with today's digital sources, why is manufacturers still making them? Shouldn't all modern dacs have volume controls and a couple of analogue inputs for a few of us prehistoric audiophiles?
You might find Chord abandons the preamps when it releases Davina, its ADC - but in saying that, I have no idea whether or not it is likely, nor what the perceived benefits might be (unless using a DSP either for room correction or as an active crossover to three Daves to drive three power amps for best tri-amping...!)