Aries G1 and Mini using external DAC


Many (new) amplifiers now have a built-in DAC and I wonder which part of the G1 that differentiates the sound from the Mini streamer. Using an external DAC (in the amplifier or another product) what benefit will you get choosing the G1.


The digital audio signal (either S/PDIF or USB) can be affected by EMI noise generated by any circuit, which create jitter and couple noise into sensitive DAC circuit. The more expensive streamer will have more advanced hardware design with specially optimized software to reduce such noise.