Hi Everyone. Another satisfied customer here.
Originally had the DAC2 - early adopter. Then bought the DAC2 DSD SE - which was an enormous improvement (Initially without the femto clock, and later with (the femto clock didn't make any difference as far as I could tell)). And now sent in the SE for the upgrade program - so it has been rebirthed as a DAC 2V2 SE. The latest improvement is, again, striking.
No real down sides - just more detail, more clarity; better imaging, more air. Please insert your favourite audiophile cliches here - they virtually all apply.
Interestingly, the V2 also highlighted the role of Wyred's Recovery USB reclocker. With the older V1 SE, I had the recovery in the chain but, frankly, didn't notice much difference. With the V2, there seems to be a subtle improvement in, dare I say it, timing - specifically the bass has better punch and definition. Maybe the highs are slightly more transparent too - but I'm not totally sure. Does everything feel a little "lighter"? Possibly, but I think that is generally the case when there's an improvement in clarity. The Recovery is easy to slip in and out of the chain, so I've done a bit of back and forth. Staying in for now.
In any case, a great upgrade - especially if you are in the USA and don't have to pay for international shipping and customs duties (I'm in Australia).
I don't have firm opinions regarding component break-in, but, FWIW, the upgraded SE does seem to have benefited from a few days playing. This is the kind of upgrade that sees you playing much loved tracks just to relish the "new" experience.
Well done Wyred.