I’m building out a Scarlatti system one component at a time, using used prices vs. values as a starting point.
First up is the word clock. I use it as a d/d converter starting with USB in from a Mac using a quality USB cable (Pranawire photon); Spdif out to an Aqua La Voce S3 DAC and then analog out to a Jadis integrated.
I now have a chance to add a Scarlatti upsampler and, as known, it, too, has a USB input. I only stream from Qobuz. No digital sources such as a transport.
Should I even get the upsampler, and, if so, should I use the usb input on the word clock or on the sampler? Are they the same resolution in?
Of course, a DAC (the more expensive piece) will be later. I will not be adding a transport.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.