Possibly for Simon, or any other techie expert.
I can play a 24/192 digital file via an optical connection to a 2i then to a qutest and into the 252. I ‘feel’ that this direct connection is going to be best for sq.
Once the signal gets to the 2i, that 2i can ‘broadcast’ to other 2i’s which will feed a qutest with a 24/192, which can feed into a pre with, and here is the question, the same sound quality?
Why is the direct connection any better than the ‘broadcast’ connection to the second 2i, or is it?