Yamaha WXC-50 or Allo Boss 2 player


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Finally decided to go for a streamer.

my set up is:-

1.Marantz PM6007
2.Philips dvd player-coax out to marantz
3.Sony dvd player -rca out to marantz(mainly for the presence of usb input that was missing on the philips) .

Since i guess rcaout from sony dvd to marantz just bypasses the AKM dac on marantz PM6007 i hoped that any preamp like WX-c 50 can take the rca ins from the dvd but still i guess it will bypass the ess or burr brown dacs on the yamaha wx-c because i guess that the analog outputs wont involve the dacs.Correct me if i am wrong.

So seeing this set up what do u think is better to use as a network streamer/dac cum usb playing set up.i looked at allo boss2 since i saw it got a good dac and i can feed the rca outputs to the rca in of my marantz and get really good sound.

The only confusion is among the two

1.Yamaha WXC-50 - Rs 25000(India)/340$
2.Allo Boss 2 player(with Shanti)- Rs 21000(India)/286$

I will pair this with my Marantz PM6007 and will use for playing files from usb and as a network streamer(mainly Airplay) for Tidal and spotify/apple music.

Which do you guys think is the better one among the two(in terms of SQ)?

I have heard the sound signature of Yamaha RX-V685 and i have liked it better than my present Marantz PM6007.
Also the ALLO Boss 2 review of Amir(audio science review) looks great.

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