It was more than 2 years ago as I borrowed VEGA and tried it at home. My impression at that time was that VEGA was not for me. I returned it next day and borrowed INVICTA MIRUS, which I liked much more. VEGA and INVICTA MIRUS being without I2S input, neither of them could become my choice. VEGA is with x1 ES9018, whereas INVICTA MIRUS and DAC-X20 with x2.