Well no, the DAC has no transport functions and even after taking the SPDIF stream the original transport created and putting it through a hopefully better (without knowing the jitter of before and after its a guess that its helping) reclock, its still on the DAC to accept the stream and use its clock going forward.
Back in the day Monarchy Audio pretty much made its name selling such boxes but when people actually stopped to measure... in many cases it made things worse.
So for me the idea that a feature limited external USB soundcard can improve on the internal PCIe soundcard while being smaller and in most cases limited to USB power is silly. Measurements or it's snake oil.
Which is not to say it won't make a difference. It will be, but is it better metrics wise? Something I need to take a look at... again :D
Edited by Solude - 9/17/12 at 8:01am