Reclock USB into Scott Nixon dac?


I got a ifi Purifier 2 for Christmas and it claims to reclock the usb signal. The Scott Nixon claims to go from usb to an I2S bus not S/PDIF. As I've heard it I2S splits clock and data from the usb unlike S/PDIF. If that's true would I lose the benefit of any reclocking from the ifi purifier?
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I agree but the Nixon dac is from before asynchronous dacs roamed the earth. I have heard that by converting from usb to i2s it doesn't remove clock jitter it ignores the pc's clock. I don't hear a difference but wasn't sure if I was imaging it. I like NOS dacs so I was thinking of getting rid of my Delta-Sigma stuff and move up the NOS food chain. I have no use for high resolution as I thought I would.