Jwin525, I have Benchmark DAC1 with Airport Express and sound is so clean that some might call it sterile. AE delivers, according to Stereophile review, respectable 258ps word jitter on optical output while DAC1 has huge jitter rejection. I like the sound but you may find many negative opinions on AE and DAC1. Many experienced change in sound with different sources (that I cannot hear) suggesting that Benchmark jitter rejection is not that perfect or something else (like ground loops) takes place. If you like warm sound (I don't) then perhaps you should stay away from Benchmark, that was purposely design not to be warm (according to technical director John Siau). In my system it sounds incredible with class D amp and Hyperion HPS-938 warm sounding speakers but it was unbearable before with Paradigms Studio/60. Hyperions are different class and price range but Paradigm aluminum dome tweeters were just to bright in this combination. I've never heard Bryston but all reviews and opinions are very positive.
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