I'm still breaking in a DAC 3.1 Platinum/D2D-1 combo, but all I can say is they are already the very best digital reproduction I've ever heard. Perhaps their elevated price point places these products beyond direct (or fair) comparison with a Bel Canto or MSB. Having kit roots may also ironically give these products an inferior image in comparison with their more expensive SF siblings (and may explain why a mag like Stereophile ignores them), but design and component quality are throughly first class. Cherish your DAC 2.6 - it's a wonderful product. But be sure to get the OPA627s and Burr-Brown filter upgrade if you really want your 2.6 to shine. The D2D-1 is a particularly nice addition to the 2.6, as the later Assemblage DACs now have upgraded digital sections with high precision second PLL stages similar to the D2D-1 (2 ps native jitter).
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