Bricasti M3 In the house

Just got a Bricasti M3 with the Ethernet renderer module. Looking forward to breaking this piece in. First impressions are: it’s a winner. I am curious what ways folks who have this DAC (or other Bricasti models) run it; over ethernet or USB? I will report my findings as the days tick by; Right now it’s cooking on ethernet out of my InnuOs Zenith MKIII into an ether-regen into the M3;

The Bricasti M3 is in my budget but I will use the the DAC with a transport for playing CD's only.  No streaming!  Just CD play back.   Are there any other Dacs in the $5k - $6k range I should be looking at?  Yes I will contact Mike when I am ready.

I just bought a Bricasti M3 (with MDX) and Network card.  


One other thing I’d like to better understand - 

I have a lot of DSD64 files and many more of various formatted PCM files.  As I understand a little that the Bricasti has seperate chips to handle PCM and DSD I’m confused about setup

I noticed I could change between NDSD DSD and NDSD PCM… do you have any insight?  when I switch during a song I dont hear any difference.  On a few songs the PCM playing a 16bit / 44khz file it sounded much brighter than my previous Streamer DAC that I upgraded from.  

It same with 1.08 firmware... is it worth the $100 to upgrade?

@garynospamm, please call Bricasti customer support and ask these questions. Please ask them to explain the upgrade options.

I had an M3 for a few years. Very good dac. Moved on to an Ayre QX5, a better dac to my ears. I mostly used roon straight iinto the Ethernet cards on both dacs. These are two of the very best made in usa high performance audio companies. Can't go wrong with either. 

I moved from a PS Audio w/streamer to a Bricasti M3 w/streamer.  Everything I look for got better.  Sound stage expanded, more separation better bass and all my streaming issues disappeared. No more connection issues, drop outs or pauses.  The Bricasti added “life” back into my system.  I could not resist and moved up to the M1SE w/streamer and then upgraded to the SII.  Everything got better. The upgrade path, working directly with Bricasti, was a great experience.  No issues, quick turn around at a very reasonable cost.  What really shocked me was the capability hidden in my speakers.  The only DAC change I would consider would be an upgrade from Bricasti.  Bricasti is a great US based company!