- Oct 28, 2010
I have the Aries Cerat Kassandra Ref II. It sounds best on USB with it's double clocks. TotalDAC seem to favour AES, as their server has no USB or Ethernet I believe?
The server you use depends on how USB performs IMO. If it is noisy, then ethernet can provide some isolation from that, albeit IMO a loss as it goes through yet more circuits and conversions.
Oh wow, that's a very nice dac. Admittedly I had to google it as I'd never heard of it. And it appears you're a fellow Wammer.
The totaldac has a usb input. Not sure about the totaldac server/streamer as I don't have that. I'm trying to avoid upgraditis (2 years and counting...) For now, Rednet sounds great with good aes & ethernet cables etc, which I use with a self built fanless server with various tweaks and a Paul Hynes psu.