My system seems to be downgrading as time takes it toll on the components. I used to have a Sugden A48II playing into Tannoy Eatons from a Revox B790 turntable and a Philips N4520 reel-to-reel, but the output capacitors in the Sugden died, as did the Philips, and I have replaced them with a succession of digital elements - Sony and Philips CD players and a TEAC Reference 300 system. These have not proved reliable, particularly the CD players. So I am about to convert to a Cocktail Audio X10 streamer to compile all my music sources into a single, easily accessible repository - my questions are:
will the X10 power the Tannoys?
would a DAC between the X10 and the TEAC amplifier be beneficial?
would optical interconnection between the X10 and DAC show an improvement? (for some reason the TEAC amplifier does not have an optical input, even though the source components of the Reference 300 system have optical out!)
can anyone recommend an alternative combination of DAC and amplifier to put between the X10 and the Tannoys?