Member of the Trade: UpTone Audio
- Apr 14, 2015
The principle difference between the Level 1 and the Level 3 IS the power-supply. If you remove/replace/bypass it then you might as well have bought the Level 1 and saved yourself $700. Did you not look at the difference before you bought it?
Actually, I was told (by Tim at Kitsune) that the resistor ladder modules for the Level 3 are hand-selected by the designer. That's the primary reason I went for the Level 3. I'm sure the PS stuff helps as well, but the modules are the core of the DAC and having ones selected for greater precision is compelling to me.