Originally Posted by gefski
Krutsch, off topic for this thread, but notice similarities between your chain and mine. Specifically, mLink--love this usb interface, wondering if you think ifi improves it at all. mLink is supposed to have excellent power regulation already.
The mLink does have excellent power handling and I don't think the iUSBPower adds anything there. I did some ad-hoc comparisons and really couldn't hear any difference.
I'm with you on the Bel Canto mLink - the most significant impact as compared with everything else I've added to my rig, other than new headphones. It really is all about clean power and low-noise, accurate clocks. You can find them online now for $199.00 and at that price it's an absolute steal.
I've removed the iUSBPower from my head-fi rig and moved it to my 2-channel system, between my MacBook and the integrated amp's DAC module. Made a nice difference there, but it's subtle.