little question: are the ALAC (apple loosless) files supported for SD Card playback, or only FLAC ? (80% of my library is ALAC)
and, like "project86", do you feel that the sound signature of the Invicta is NOT "too digital" like many people seems to believe ? will you define it as analytical or instead rather lay-back/musical
To answer your questions above:
1. ALAC files (currently) are not supported -- only FLAC. I don't know whether the company plans to update software for ALAC compatibility, but I wouldn't be surprised if they do. What I do is convert FLAC to ALAC using XLD, which can be configured to transfer to my iTunes library. Frankly I would actually prefer having iTunes support FLAC but that probably won't happen until hell freezes over.
2. I don't find the Invicta to sound "digital" at all -- I think it sounds the way the source should i.e. accurate. If the source is highly etched or "analytical" then the Invicta will portray it that way, and vice versa. This is actually ideal since it allows you, if you wish, to modify or adjust the sound character using different cables, amps, headphones, etc, without introducing yet another variable. I realize some people have negatively portrayed Sabre-chip based dacs as being too digital or strident, but with regard to the Invicta/Mirus this is definitely not the case.