The HA (headamp) is dual mono with large transformer, Muses8920 opamps, etc. The UD (DAC) is dual mono with DSD support, dual Burr Brown PCM1795 DAC chips, and Muses8920 opamps.
They seem similar to the Essence One in general thought, component quality, and engineering, etc. Of course the Teac DAC alone wont have the power to drive like the E1, and adding the amp makes the Teac solution twice the price of the E1 Muses (although I would expect it to perform better too).
I just see quite a few similarities between the Teacs and Asus. Perhaps a new "benchmark" for mass produced consumer electronics quality is emerging?
Edited by palmfish - 7/4/13 at 10:34am