In short, I was using an iBasso D12 DAC into a Schitt Asgard driving my LCD-2s and liked the sound.
Thought I could improve on it by getting a desktop DAC cos -
1. Plug in power supply (no worries bout batteries and overcharging - or forgetting to )
2. Multiple inputs so I can use it for my CD player and Macbook Pro without switching
3. Digital Filter options
Decided on the Cambridge Audio DACMagic cos
1. Uses the same chipset as the D12 which I already know I like
3. Read another review which said the user loved the DACmagic-Asgard-LCD2 config.
Well, turns out the DACmagic not only sounds different from the D12 and did not improve things, I actually like the D12 much better - it seems to have a fuller sound and better separation overall ... I'm kinda disappointed ....
Gonna try putting the DACmagic into my LittleDot MK IV SE and see if works better .... might be a synergy thing ....