Have a hard time to find anyone on the internet that has described the SQ difference between a Puccini with a U-Clock used as a DAC fed by NWB vs a Paganini DAC without a Master Clock and the rest of the Paganini stack fed by a Auralic Aries Femto Streamer.
Paganini DAC is Spec wise identical to Puccini and Debussy, also even the Scarlatti, but Scarlatti got one more transformer for the analog stage. )
This is on paper, and i know the Paganini and Scarlatti got the possession of a more advanced DSP firmware in the Ring-DAC, with more filter options, than debussy and Puccini for starters.
So to the question; is the Paganini DAC alone fed from a non dCS streamer ( Auralic Aries Femto) source, without using Mastermode sync on the Paganini word.clock out, superior in SQ quality to the Puccini inkl U-Clock fed by a Network bridge, if anyone have tried this or can make a estimation based on experience?
A very specific question, but a very valuable info for my friend who is out for buying one of these alternatives.
( Both units got the latest FW 1.3x on Paganini and 1.4x on Puccini )