In a lot of article people write it is not which DAC is being used but the “implemenation matters”. I come from computer science background and did some research at my end but could not get proper answer the following questions.
To simplify the questions I will only talk about DAPs, because everything is in one enclosure and self contained.
- [Baseline case] If there are 2 DAPs, DAP1 and DAP2 that have the same DAC chip and have identical input and output stages to the DAC can there be any implementaion differences between DAP1 and DAP2 from DACs perspective? If there are implementation differences will they be audible?
- [Realworld case] If there are 2 DAPs the have the same DAC chip, what are the “implementation differences” can be there?