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That's what I figured. I'll probably get both eventually but wanted to know what order to buy them in. I've got a DirectStream which Torq certainly liked in his "Life after Yggdrasil" thread.  http://www.head-fi.org/t/804153/life-after-yggdrasil/525#post_12730063 Oh finally someone that isn't living in the Pacific Northwest! Live in San Jose and work in Santa Clara. Seems like the whole rednet group lives within 5 miles of Seattle.
Do you think the Mutec or the LiveClock makes a bigger difference? Did you notice any burn-in changes like those commonly attributed to XOs on many devices?
He preferred the Wyrd set up until after 150 hours of burn-in on the Rednet.
The only setting I changed is disabling the PLL. It makes a huge improvement in SQ with a good source like a Rednet 3.
You can run the one with AES on it with a breakout cable and hook up the other one with RCA. I'm doing that right now with my DirectStream hooked up via AES and Master 11 hooked up with RCA so I can A/B them. The signal is outputted to both simultaneously. Like this: https://www.amazon.com/Hosa-AES805Y-Breakout-Snake-Female/dp/B000068OGG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469045232&sr=8-1&keywords=db25+aes+breakout I had johnjen make me one with just a 2 channel output.
You should. I don't think the M7 competes with most of the DACs on your list to begin with and in Purrin's thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/693798/thoughts-on-a-bunch-of-dacs-and-why-delta-sigma-kinda-sucks-just-to-get-you-to-think-about-stuff) he has Yggdrasil listed as significantly better than M7. I have an M11 which shouldn't be too far off from the M7 and my 250-hours-not-fully-burnt-in DirectStream already stomps the M11 in pretty much every category. I think...
Why upgrade to NOS if Yggy is better? That's going in the complete opposite direction from the Yggy's sound signature.
Really curious how CC1 would compare to the Mutec MC-3+ USB as reclocker with the LiveClock as WCLK. The price is in the same ballpark ($2000 vs $2600).
 I've done quite a bit of research on the DirectStream and it seems that for the latest versions, Yale and Torreys, that there is almost universal praise for the changes. There are some people who liked certain versions of the beta releases a bit better than the final version but I believe they generally still prefer the new final version over the old final version. On the earlier releases, I think there were more negative comments such as some people finding the Pikes...
Before the bits are sent by optical, they have to be clocked. If the clock is getting a dirty power supply then it can introduce jitter into the signal. The advantage of optical over the others is that it has intrinsic galvanic isolation, but the power supply is still important.
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