Next Gen systems are configured differently from conventional rigs because they are fundamentally digital. Old
style component audio was fundamentally analog, except for the digital sources, a CD player and a streamer.
Each included a DAC (digital to analog converter) to produce the analog signal needed by the rest of the system.
Next Gen works it’s magic in its Digital Signal Processors. The conversion to analog occurs just before each driver’s
dedicated amplifier. That way, a tidy single conversion from digital to analog. If you wish to use an analog source,
like a turntable, the output must first be converted to digital, then sent to the DSP.
(I know that some die-hard analog guys resist the idea of digitizing their turntable’s output. But in every case
where we’ve done so, the result outperformed.)
Use the streamer of your choice. We do recommend the minidsp SHD Studio for an entirely digital setup, and the
minidsp SHD if you need analog inputs. Both are 32 bit streamers with Dirac Live Room Correction. Both are Roon
Ready. Both have Toslink inputs, an excellent and simple way to integrate a TV.
We include the digital interconnects, shown in green.