Nice ad. Are you a dealer? I’m a happy Iris owner, but still this seems a little dealer like.
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From my above post, does it make any sense to use a Digital-to-Digital Converter? If I have a reasonable high quality DAC, do I really need another processing box, like a Digital-to-Digital Converter between my streamer, computer, etc. and my DAC? I guess I am really asking why would I need a Digital-to-Digital Converter?
Has anyone purchased a Digital-to-Digital Converter and what were the sound quality improvements? Did the addition of a Digital-to-Digital Converter improve your sound quality to justify its addition to your system?
Many of us use DDCs, a lot of them Denafrips Iris/Hermes DDCs. The benefit is most apparent when used with a modest streamer, some of that is that the DDC then allows I2S to be output to a DAC. I use a Bluesound Node 130 (with a LHY LPS), USB into a Denafrips Iris DDC, then I2S out to a Denafrips Pontus II DAC.
I won't go through every single SQ improvement, because in my system it improved every single part of the SQ of my streaming system; and allowed me to be happy using a modest system (and enjoy it immensely) while I save up for an Aurender/Innuous/Lumin streamer.
Will the DDC still be needed or useful once I install the new streamer? Possibly not, as others have suggested to me that it will not be necessary at that point....I'll let my ears tell me
After seeing Denafrips not using top quality Capacitors anymore
having been into modding my equipment ,and having owned a Audio business I known internal parts quality well , they used to use the Excellent Swiss silmic caps, and Nichicon Gold from Japan , now just what they call OEM capacitors from China. The quality of the caps is paramount and effects sound as well as longevity. Other areas too are now being sourced in China , having owned their products they were good ,this new Trent is a red flag 🚩 for me.