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  1. Hi All, I looked through the forums here and on the net but couldn't find much on this, on paper it seems to be promising particularly considering the US$330 price (so I ordered it!) Has anyone had experience with this DAC? I can find lots on the older NOS models, and they seem to have a decent reputation, particularly with those who are into modifying them (Im not!). However this newer model doesn't seem to have so much exposure. Seems its built in Taiwan where I live On paper... Features: 1. Two WM8741 dac chips -- mono configuration (one chip for one channel) 2. Two sealed high grade transformer deployed, one for digital, another for analog circuit. 3. Dedicate voltage regulation circuit, 2 stage for digital circuit, each wm8741 chips have independent second stage regulated power supply. 4. CS8416 SPDIF receiver for 24bit 192k SPSID signal compatibility. This is most stable and high compatible SPDIF receiving chip on market. This dac can receive and decode real 24bit 192k SPDIF signal! Most 24bit/192k dac actually can not deal with 24bit 192k SPDIF signal. They just use a 24/192 dac chip but fail to perform 24bit 192k capability. 5. TENOR TE7022L usb receiver chip, supporting native 24bit 96K digital output capability. 6. 4x OPA627au for analog balanced XLR output. 7. 2x AD797 OPAMP for analog RCA output. 8. All high grade parts usage, carefully chosen parts for best sound performance. 9. Professional circuit layout to get best circuit stability and great performance. 10. Aluminum housing, hair skin surface procession. 11. Digital Input: balanced Spdif AES/EBU port, RCA, Toslink Optical input and USB 12. Analog Output: balanced analog output via XLR port, single ended output via RCA port 13. Dimension: 190 x 70 x 330 mm (W x H x D) 14. Both 110/120v and 220/240v version supported. of course you need to seperate the useless commercial rubbish from the interesting stuff... Here's what it looks like, I think it could be a steal for the price! Of course the real test will be the listening to it once it arrives (I'll let you know if your'e interested), but I'm curious if anyone here has done this before me and to know what they think. Its got to be better than my current use the headphone jack setup anyway no? My current basic setup (pending the arrival of the above) Windows based PC running Jriver media centre 17 Cary CAI1 amp Linn Katan speakers (currently not bi-wired but will be in the future)