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As would the Digital Interface which sounds too close to the Audiophilleo for the price difference (I owned both with the Ref-8). In any scenario, the improvements are small- for instance, the difference between my optical out of my soundcard is only subtly worse than the DI or Audiophilleo added in the chain.

Good to know. Another question; can all DACs handle asynchronous USB or is that a feature that some DACs have and others don't? Reason I ask is that I would like to know if using the SBT + EDO (without an external re-clocker), fed to the Audio-GD USB input would yield any benefit over SPDIF input clocked by the SBT Duet? Basically is the internal clock of the Audio-GD better or worse the the SPDIF clock from the SBT Duet? Thanks.
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Good to know. Another question; can all DACs handle asynchronous USB or is that a feature that some DACs have and others don't?

Only some.

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Only some.


Ok then, time to get a new DAC;)
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Ok then, time to get a new DAC;)

 

or replace the usb input card.

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So basically a SM or Audiophilio 2 does a better job of clocking than the Ref5 does internally when fed by USB?

 

Most certainly! 

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how's the performance of the DAC19DSP with USB in?

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Reviving an old thread here. Just had the DSP-1 updated to Firmware v7. It is a big improvement over the last firmware V5 for this particular DAC. The slightly artificially processed sound is gone. It is now very organic, much improvements in the soundstage and imaging, tonally more neutral. Certainly glad to have gone for the upgrade and bringing new life to this combo.

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In addition to make the thread live. I have upgraded to NOS version. Much more space. But ... so bright... Even with the AKG k240 Sextet... Trying to make something, I have upgraded to i2s input. USB transport is stuck at the customs. Temporary variant to use Raspberry as a i2s source shows much better SQ.
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