Crazy cheaper stuff sell at high price by marketing using is good name !!
This dac use the Crystal/cirrus logic cs4353 cheaper consumer chip dac , you can found on Samsung BD-C6900 blu ray and probabily in ps3 slim..
this chip don' t have the connection for external digital filter ie no meridia proprietary sorftware for apodizing filter!! he use apodizing in hardware by Crystal/cirrus logic
plus the head amp is an OPA the only good ones is the usb ....
you can buy the cs4353 at digikey for 1,4 €=1$ .
At last with that price you can buy an unitiqute that have power amp too
Edited by nicoch46 - 11/25/13 at 12:20pm