It does help that the y2's (USB) inputs are on the back and you can use a single small mini-to-mini to connect the two. All those ports you see on the front are actually outputs, not inputs. The DAC is actually currently USB-powered since the PSU is off. Like I said, the y2 is extremely versatile.
Utilitarian is a great word to describe the aesthetic. It's exactly how I feel about it, and why I think it looks better than the M&M.
Edited by tintin220 - 5/16/13 at 9:03pm