Haha a Brit thing.
Let's face it, designed in the USA, made in the UK, USA or Switzerland., very extensive experimentation + documented specs. Using one of the worlds best DAC chips.
...come on China, where you at?
Edit: and since I already own a very similar DIY design of the ESS ES9023 (I'd venture the most similar design there is), I can vouch for how good it sounds connected to my stereo.
I wrote last year, DAC's do not "sound the same", I could hear the difference between this and my internal RealTek sound-card... next door.
Edited by kiteki - 4/30/12 at 10:21pm