Hi, apologies if this has been asked and answered before - I did a search and didn’t see an immediate thread that covered it…
I’m about to take delivery of a Bartok to replace my PSAudio Directstream. My main source is a Melco N1Z mark 1 and I also stream from Qobuz.
With my DS, the best input ended up being USB from Melco to Matrix X-SPDIF2 to hdmi/i2S into the DS, with upgraded power supply to the matrix, and decent USB and HDMI cables. The Matrix and associated tweaks made a really nice improvement to the sound generally.
I’ve sold my HDMI as that won’t be any use with the Bartok and I’m now wondering what is generally thought to be the best input on the Bartok. I could keep my Matrix and use one of the AES inputs or I could use the Ethernet input and perhaps replace the Matrix with an Etherregen to get the best out of it.
Is there any generally accepted view as to the best input to use?
Many thanks, Mike.