DSD is all the rage these days. Despite there not being a whole lot of music available in the format (SACDs aside), DAC makers are jumping on the feature as fast as they can. And I can't blame them - aside from our "regular" music, we all love a little ear candy to show off the capabilities of our system.
Note - this thread started as informational and went for a long time before I actually got the review posted. Reading in a linear fashion might not make sense at times, since I edited the first post to include the review.
An update - Grant fidelity is now the official distributor for the Matrix gear in Canada. US customers still use the Matrix USA website. I know this DAC is available elsewhere, including eBay, but I highly recommend using the local distributor if at all possible. It's worth it - if you have an issue with your device, would you rather ship back to China, or to a local agent in your area? Also, any questions regarding use or anything else can be better answered by the authorized distributors in my experience.
Another minor update - the X-Sabre is available in silver now, and all models now have universal voltage (selectable via dip switch on the bottom).
Edited by project86 - 9/20/13 at 12:53pm