I have heard mixed views on the MkII. Someone in another forum said that the Mark II has better extension but in sacrifice of the naturalness that Mark I provides. Is there a general consensus in this thread whether the Mk II is a clear improvement over Mk I? By the way, is there a consensus on whether the bridge represents an improvement in sound quality compared to straight wire connection?
I'm still running the Mk1 with Bridge and love it, and to get the USB input to sound closer to the Bridge I have to run Amarra 2.4 software to play my music. Otherwise I think that the Bridge sounds a little better than the other inputs. I've read that if you don't like the sound of the Mk2, just try different firmware and it will affect the sound. That's an idea that I don't like in my gear - firmware should not affect the sound. But then again, people say that different Mac OSX sounds different.