Thanks, I didn’t realize my analog EQ was a “ limiting factor “. Does it add some kind of noise or distortion?
I really depend on that EQ to make everything, including Home Theater much more pleasing, to me anyway.
It is likely a source of higher distortion and noise than the DAC, not necessarily an audible concern however, but technically it is so. That's why I suggested a digital EQ solution earlier in front of the DAC, or someone else suggested a DAC with digital EQ built-in. I'm also thinking you could be well served by a decent AVR with DSP as an all-in-one DAC/EQ/AMP solution.