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SMSL SU-6 Review (Desktop DAC)

shrimp_dude

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Does anyone know if reducing volume on this dac to attenuate for a sensitive amp will reduce sound quality?

I ask because I saw on the Gustard X16 thread that Gustard recommended not reducing volume on their dac as it would degrade the SQ (however they said it's okay on their more expensive X18 due to a good post-dac attenuator).

I've always thought reducing volume digitally on a dac would make a marginal difference at most only if attenuated significantly - what is correct here?
 
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