It has nothing to do with hat the circuitry looks like. Octave has been reviewed multiple times, look those reviews up. It is one of the most natural sounding DACs out there. Your way of comparing it to anything holds no value though, you need a proper setup to do that and not connect it to another DAC. P.S. Not only my opinion that it is a superior DAC and not only up to its price range, but also above its price range. Check 6moons.
12/1/13 at 5:08am