Schiit’s C-Media based Eitr not good enough for you?? Are you some kind of XMOS elitist? ;-)
@rlow I have an Eitr that I bought with my Modi Multibit. When I compared the Eitr to the Unison input of my recently acquired Modius, I wanted a Unison based Eitr for the Modi, but this won't happen. XMOS implemented from iFi, instead of a chifi cookie cutter design, seems to me like a great alternative.
Gotcha. Actually ifi used to have this type of product, called the iLink, but thinks it’s discontinued for a while and probably based on old chips. I believe most of their DACs that have USB and Spdif have a converter built in, so I have my doubts they would release a seperate product at this point, but who knows.
@rlow Thank you for the tip concerning the built in converters. I looked at the jitter measurements of the nano iOne conversion (ASR, might be borked). It looks pretty bad...
I suspect the built in converters are just a “throw-in” without anything much special going on, at least in the lower end of their DAC lineup. Considering the iLink launched in 2013 and hasn’t had a followup product, I doubt you’ll see this. Plus almost every DAC has USB now, and many of their own only have USB, so I can’t see this happening from them.
What about the Matrix X-SPDIF 2? Somewhat pricey, but seems to be pretty well built. Plus I2S and AES for the future.
At that point though, may as well get Bifrost 2 :-)
The Matrix is interesting, but the price is too much for me. You're right. I should probably sell MM, Eitr, Modius (not sure yet though), and save some money for a BF2 + shipping to Canada (argh!). I really wish I could give a second life to my MM. I love the better imaging, depth, and the thickness/note weight of the MM compared to the Modius. The Modius has better technicalities, especially because of Unison.
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