I'm using a Grant Fidelity TubeDac-11 with a killer 1960 Amperex usn 6922 d getter tube in it's output stage. the music I play through this is mostly hi-res from a hard drive, using foobar2000 as the music player under windows 7. I am listening with Sennheiser HD800 and BeyerDynamic Tesla T1 headphones; with the tube processed signal from the dac going to a Ray Samuals HR-2 solid state headphone amp. this rig has been sounding pretty fantastic, but adding this splitter between the pc and the Dac has made a huge improvement that I did not know was remotely possible. This added such a completely black, soundless canvas as backround/foregound/total environment, that the tube output's sonic picture went from the fantastic to the sublime. All areas show improvement. I am finally hearing the real benefits of high resolution digital sound reproduction and they are startling.I thought this rig could not sound any better after placing a damper on this classic tube, but I was as dead wrong as this splitter is dead silent
It uses the technology (the U192A chip) from NuForce's acclaimed DAC 9, which is considered a bargain at $1,699. By offering the usb to s/pdif functionality from that DAC independently at an incredibly low price, NuForce has hit one wa-a-ay outta the park.
Grab it now for $99 before it reverts to the still untouched $149 msrp. or grab it later at 149 and you'll still feel like you just got the audio deal of the decade.
Edited by analog'd - 4/18/13 at 9:25pm