I thought that the JK DAC32 was superb when running USB out from my Mac Mini. Very low noise floor and lots of dynamics.
If this is as good or better then we're in for a treat.
Sent John a message this weekend asking for an update... there are already first impressions out there from testing: http://www.tirnahifi.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=38218#p38218
Yup... that thread started to roll over recent days. In short... great first impressions and should be available to order this week! Is it sad to be checking on a daily basis to see if he released it yet?
That's part of it, but JK also mentions this on his website:
"The same low jitter clocks as used in the Hiface are also used here. These clocks are now situated as close to the output stage as possible i.e on the SPDIF output board or on the DAC board & are used to reclock the data signals close to the output. This provides the lowest jitter possible at the stage where it is most beneficial"
I just wish he would update the website with a realistic release date. The latest update of 4-5 weeks was posted around 8 weeks ago.