Yep, I will feed a clean PSU to the DI-V2 via an ADuM4160 dongle, cut a very short RJ45 cable, solder a mini-din5 connector to it and we'll be in isolated I2S business
A friend of mine just went crazy and ordered a very clear sounding monitoring grade DAC, I will post impressions about it later when the new toy syndrom will have worn out....anyway, A/B'ing it w/ the DP-1 is much like what 6moons said: the DP-1 has a "sweet" colored "hi-fi'ish" sound that embelishes everything. OTOH, my friend's DAC is merciless and the GIGO principle has never rung so true
The more I listen to high-end'ish DAC's, the more I realize that they're all colored....find a color you'll like and you'll be happy. I can hear why most audiophiles would keep a few different DAC's though, because there isn't a single "true hardcore transparent as if you were in the studio cabin while it was being mastered" DAC, as literally everything will color the sound.
And sometimes it's less fatiguing to listen to a DAC that focuses on the music more than on the defects(especially when most records have gone through thousands of cheapo opamps ) but both are highly seductive either way. I guess it makes a lot of sense to keep a few different DAC's and switch between them once one bores you basically. That's what opamps rollers do to a lesser extent. Next on my list is a DAC-19, I wanna hear what R2R has to offer. It should deliver through the wire-with-gain headamp of the DP-1
Edited by leeperry - 5/17/12 at 4:02pm