Hi. I have a system built around an Ayon DAC and appreciate that this puts me outside the recommended ‘stack’ implementation of DCS products. However, I have recently acquired a Scarlatti upsampler and thus far am pleased with its impact on my setup - which is an Antipodes Roon source, going into the Upsampler, into the AYON dac.
I am interested to know a) whether the addition of a clock to my setup is going to improve the SQ and b) how exactly I connect it in. (Given that the DAC doesn’t have connections for an external clock).
NB the Antipodes is currently connected to the upsampler two different ways - i) via USB and ii) via SPDIF. And at the moment I am using the SPDIF connection as I was getting clicks when on the USB connection.
Finally - if a DCS clock IS going to work and can be connected in - my last question is - does it HAVE to be the scarlatti clock? I only ask as I have the opportunity to buy a Puccini clock.
Thank you so much for reading this through.