Maybe u (Mr. wang) can help me out here and make a suggestion.
I want to do the best next thing and gradually upgrade my system.
Right now streaming goes via Roon Core/ NAS on iMac with external storage to Aries LE via USB to McIntosh C 52.
I think the McIntosh DAC is okay for starters but the USB connection has its flaws - so I now use Coax (but no Femto Clock on the LE).
Thus my thought was to upgrade to a newer Aries G1 (or even G2)… and use Coax to the C 52 for now… with the option to maybe upgrade the DAC later.
Does this make sense?
Or is it better to keep the old LE and start on a different DAC ?
I do want to do the right thing but it kinda feels stupid to not use the C52s integrated options at all (and I already bypass the Phono via Pass XP 15 - so I would at least like to use the DAC).
Also the built quality of the LE is a little… well (I like to hide it )… the new G1 (or 2) brings the shine
Further chain from the C52 is McIntosh MC 452 and B&W 802 Diamonds…
… glad to hear your suggestions which way to go… right now I am tempted to start around the new Aries models…