Hi! I hope someone from Denon is around to answer this, thanks in advance!
So, I ordered already my two SC6000, the mixer is already here and the Q come to my mind, how to connect them.
I see I cloud use the 2*2 Digital out, this method will utilize the DAC in the mixer. The other way is to connect the RCA analog outputs to the mixer this will utilize the DAC of the player.
In the second case I’m not sure if the mixer is really doing analog mixing or will do an extra step of ADC -> DAC round?
Which one is better? Is the DACs in the players and in the mixer are anyhow different? Will I offload the players by using digital and put some extra work on the mixer? Or better to let the player do the trick and use the mixer in a (likely) analog route?
I want to record the mixes via the usb output, so I guess digital is the way to go… Unless you say the player has much better DACs.
On that note I can’t find the user manual for the SC6000, only the SC5000, while they much a like, SC6000 has a drive caddy.
About that is the Caddy a full blown SATA, with much higher bandwidth, or just an USB connection too?
I know I know a lots of questions, but if you play on serious HW like this, I want to connect them to get maximum quality / performance.
Thanks a lot in advance!
Edit 1: My bad, meanwhile I found the user manual for sc6000 and looks like the two DAC are the same in specs both
24-bit / 96kHz uncompromised digital audio output
Edit 2: The manual says:
To network SC6000 PRIME units together, use the included networking cables to do one of the following: • If you are using only two SC6000 PRIME units, connect their two Link ports.
But I think to have the x1850 - safe review and BPM sharing with the players, you have to connect two players to the mixer’s hub - or do I miss understand something? I guess x1800 and x1850 shares these things via Ethernet / TCP/IP, so I guess these won’t work if I link the two players to each other only… ?