Originally Posted by Meyvn
and there will be supposed upgrades for the headamp in June, to make this more similar to the DAC1 and DA10 in style
Isn't the biggest difference to the DAC1 and DA10 in the digital section. Both of these DACs implement additional jitter reduction schemes.
The DAC1 is using an AD1896 for asynchronous resampling. The DA10 uses the same chip in wide mode and implements a synchronous reclocking scheme in crystal mode.
From the data so far it seems the Zhaolu is relying on the PLL in the S/PDIF receiver for jitter reduction.
I also thought that the headphone stages in the DAC1 and the DA10 are completely different. The DAC1 uses integrated opamps while the DA10 uses a discrete circuit. Am I missing something?