Originally Posted by fe3836
Dudes, why didn't Wadia give us I2S or USB output?
Is there a standalone player out there (i.e. non-PC) that provides USB output
? Moreover as far as I know no DAC's USB input has been able to exceed S/PDIF's performance, in fact in most cases it's far worse, particularly in terms of jitter rejection, which seems to be your main concern.
|Am I correct in assuming I can get superior result by docking the iPod into one USB port on a FIT PC running iTunes and output via another USB into DAC1? Plus I can use the FIT PC as a NAS too? And be future proof?
Am I missing anything?
Well, it sorta kills the convenience of it all, don't you think? In my case, I could have an iTransport feeding my Bel Canto DAC3. That would be just two power cables and one digital cable. In your case it would require four power cables, two USB cables, a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse ... really I think it's pretty obvious, no?