I bought the Uber Analog and USB Gen 2 upgrades recently and installed them myself. Very easy and straight forward, though I think you're right with the potential of having to send the Bifrost in to be reprogrammed for a multi-bit board upgrade.
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Um, a couple more comments:
1. Galvanic isolation? Like I said, of course we have that. I simply thought no competently designed, non-bus-powered device would be without it, so we never mentioned it. It's like saying your new lamp comes with a power cord. Duh.
2. Upgrades may not happen? Are you seriously arguing it's better to spend a lot more money on a DAC that's designed to be thrown away when tech changes, versus getting one that offers insane price/capability/value even without considering upgradability? It's not like Bifrost requires a second mortgage.
And, uh, upgrades will happen.
So, what happened with this galvanic isolation thing? The USB gen 2 board is quite noisy from a PC and will not run off an iPad without a powered hub. Am I to assume it's not a "competently designed, non-bus powered" device?
Edited by riverlethe - 9/25/15 at 1:13pm