But I don't know what you mean when you say "bypassing" the filters. Your R2R DAC probably requires a separate chip like a PMD100 or something, but the ESS chips have internal filters.
You're just a Yulong fiend aren't you! Poor D18 will get out out to pasture I suppose.
Ah my bad, I mean to my understanding the ESS9018 has two ways to accept digital signal. All normal digital inputs are reclocked by the onboard ARSC inside the Sabre; only the i2s input bypass this reclocking.
I've heard some users reporting huge performance jump using the i2s input of a Sabre dac with the OR5, or similar i2s solution (the xmos based exa for example)and I have always been curious about this.
Edited by khaine1711 - 4/25/13 at 3:47pm