Dimensions: 5.5 x 11 x 7.5 cm(fully WAF compliant).
After several months of use, time for a proper review
The good sides of the Bravo are:
-compatible w/ ADuM4160 to kill any groundloop from the computer and improve the USB signal quality being fed to the Tenor chip
-compatible w/ their linear regulated Supplier DPS w/o any soldering or DIY skills required, for a much improved SQ(thicker/more dynamic sound). The Tenor chip feeds 3.3V so everything runs off the discrete PSU, the computer USB +5V is discarded completely.
-no software drivers required, and no need to whine for hypothetical bugfixes
-all inputs are reclocked by WM8804, to output 50ps jitter coax no matter what(try it to reclock toslink to coax, and be stunned): http://hifiduino.blogspot.com/2010/02/programming-wm8804.html
-can be used as a reclocker in your current rig if you don't use a computer source, hence don't need the USB input.
the bad sides:
-no 88.2 or >96kHz...tbh, I only have one 88.2 DVD-A from Seal and one 192kHz DVD-A from Grover Washington Jr., so it's not much of a concern to me.
-it's not USB powered(only a drawback for ppl on a laptop).
Anyway, I keep upgrading my rig and this transport scales amazingly well...I've never been this close to my music
I honestly don't see how this transport could act as a bottleneck...it's just a high potential gateway to computer audio, and I'm saying this after 9 months of daily use and comparing it against quite a bunch of other USB audio solutions.
Too bad he didn't use the Supplier PSU(which sounds much better than the wallwart SMPS) and he overlooked RCA/RCA male adapters..you're not FORCED to use a snake oil coax cable.
Edited by leeperry - 4/22/11 at 2:55pm