The C6 has 5 line inputs and a MM Phono input as standard, this can be replaced with an MC if required however our MC6 stand alone phono stage is a better option. The C6 is a pure analogue device with great care has been take to ensure that the power supply and any RF external influences are minimised. Although there is also a digital input board in development we strongly advise against putting a digital item inside an analogue pre-amplifier or integrated amplifier, it will have a negative effect on sound quality. Digital items should be kept as far apart from their analogue counterparts as possible. Hence a separate External DAC will always sound better than an internal one.
The signal inside a preamp must be kept as pure as possible as any degradation at this point will be passed on to the rest of the system. A good pre-amp like the C6 is worth its weight in gold