I'm pretty new to the dedicated headphone amp world, with a higher end-two channel main speaker system being my main focus. So i am learning.
Trying to learn more about the M1 SDAC, and cannot determine with certainty if the unit does digital volume attenuation, or analog. Pulling down the manual, I see unit has a remote...which I am looking for. But no mention of the nature of the volume control. My guess is digital. If so, would a 32bit design with digital attenuation been too bad? The Burson doesn't have this key feature of remote..... since I will be mostly listening before bedtime about 30 ft away from AV bedroom rack. I would like to keep the price <$1500 at the high end. Ideas appreciated.
Any other ideas on the M1SDAC? I know it is very new, and doesn't seem to be shipping yet in the US. I tried the Emotiva XDA-2 and found the sound both weak in the bass, and hi-fi sounding in the midrange/high-end (only listened through headphones). Maybe unfair because of price-point. Through my limited experience I haven't been able to enjoy the sound much of any products that use IC op-amps in the output stages. Not that it is impossible, and I am not closed to the idea.....but for my ears the sound is not musical with what I have tried in thepast. I am not sure what the M1SDAC uses in this regard either -- discrete output stage?