I am trying to decide between a Powernode 2i and NAD D3045 for my office. I realize that the Powernode 2i is also a streamer whereas the NAD D3045 always requires a separate source (in this case the PC). Therefore I am leaning towards the Powernode 2i although the device would still be connected to my PC.
I have the following questions which I hope you can answer.
- In the past I had a lip sync issue connecting a Node 2 to a TV using the optical connection. The NAD D3045 can also be connected via (asynchrone) USB. Would the USB connection prevent possible issues with connection to a PC such as lip sync issues?
- Is it possible to connect the Powernode 2i via HDMI to an HDMI port on the PC (GPU) or should it always be connected via optical?
- Are there any (other) reasons why the NAD D3045 would be better suited for connection to a PC?
Many thanks for your help.
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