Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva
Do you have any more impressions of the Unimorph catfish? This thread and the thread for the hydra really got me interested in the Audiobyte/Rockna DACs
Its doesn't measure that great I guess because of the true discrete output stage with no feedback. The USB input works but shows a 10k hz spike (could be my measurement technique.) But sound wise it is better than the Audio-GD's (I never thought I would say that.)
The digital side (DSP/jitter reduction) has a whole lot more engineering than the Audiogd's the oversampling filter really surprised me with o harshness like the DSPv5. Plus the built in Fifo Sis clock are state of the art.
Buying the kit makes it tough because building a case for it is impossible without paying for FPE to make front and back panels. The completed Audiobyte version may be work the extra $'s.
But all in all its far better than the Ref7.1 I owned, really neutral but detailed sound. The designer knows his stuff.
Only concern is will there be a Windows 8 USB driver ? I emailed them last week haven't heard back.