PS Audio DAC output


I have a PS Audio DLIII DAC (with Cullen stage IV mods) which I think has a bit "hard", agressive and fatiguing sound...

 According a review, its output is around 2,8V. I plug the DAC at the "Direct Input" of my integrated amp (bypassing pre), which sensitivity is 1V/5kohm (1kHz). Is ok?

Dear, Steve.

As a transport, I have two options:

1) An Asus notebook connected to DAC via USB.
2) I also have a Squeezebox Touch, via S/PDIF coax.

Between them, I prefer the notebook via USB. The Squeezebox+S/PDIF sounds a bit lean...

I Only hear redbook files.
What is the make and model of your integrated amp? What happens when you don't bypass the pre--is the sound still "aggressive and fatiguing"?
Missak, glad to hear my second response was the correct one.  I followed the link but the writeup seemed like a sloppy translation from Japanese so I couldn’t make a lot of sense of it.  I’m not familiar at all with Sansui equipment so I can’t really offer help on that. Not sure what speakers you are using, but I still think the issue is with something other than the DL III.  Too many unknowns for me to offer any help, sorry.
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