Nice review and a very nicely matched system. Since you are familiar with Monarchy, you might want to try their 48/96 upsampler. I was sceptical at first but decided that it was an inexpensive way to try upsampling with Redbook CD's and no 24/96 or 24/192 DAC. I usually run 2 Resolution Audio Quantum DAC's off of a Cesium Transport but decided to try the upsampler with my old Monarchy DT-40 transport, DIP Super Drive and one Quantum. I don't know why adding dither and reclocking (a second time) makes a difference, but it does. It does not pass and HDCD signal through for some reason, but it's not a problem. All my Redbook CD's sound very HDCD. Better overall than the Cesium/2 Quantum set up. Enjoy!
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