I'm directing this question to Mr.Harley because he has heard and recommended the cambridge 840c often but anybody is welcome to comment. Here's the situation... I'm finally planning to get a laptop to play some downloaded music. My 840c has a digital input s/p dif or optical that can act as a stand alone DAC. What i'm wondering is how good is the dac (analog Devices AD1955)in the 840c comparing with some of today's dac? Will my sound actually improved if i were to link the laptop to my 840c with a usb to s/p dif converter? Should i just get a new DAC also? How high should i go to make sure my sound i not diminished?
In case your wondering i plan on getting a mac laptop and add pure music and link it with the MF v-link or the new Hegel HD2. My present system also include the cambridge 840v2 and sonus faber Liuto. Any serious comment is welcomed!