My Yamaha RX-V amplifier just terminate is life today (power issue that seems to be quite common to the old models).
I was using RPI + volumio 1 + digi+ with my amp (which integrate a burr-brown DAC).
I need to bought a new amp to replace and I want to understand the different solution we have nowadays
I am not really ‘new’ to this forum as I read a lot of subject about DAC and comparison against each others (Mambo,hifiberry dac, piano,etc).
If using theses DAC, we get an analog output, That’s ok, this is the aim of a DAC
But I am not sure of what amplifier is needed after, Do I need a “integrated amplifier” with the classic 2 stages of amplifications (pre-amplification + power amplication) or do we “just” need a power amplication ? In the last case, is the DAC is able to manage volume ?
I also take a look a the amplifier section but I do not see any solution to connect a Pi to a FDA amplifier like the QLS QA 100 which allow I2S with RJ45 cables. Looking by myself, I did not found any module available; Is It not a good alternative to DAC ? I find it strange as RPI has a I2S interface.
best regards (and listening ),