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RE: I'm intrigued

As it stands the uRu seems to be just slightly better even with $1k+ extra peripherals [HDPlex PS + Converter].

It may sound slightly better even without the extra $1K in goodies. That just happens to be E-Stat's setup because he happens to have the HDPlex PS and his DAC requires the USB/SPDIF converter.

I haven't heard this comparison but I wouldn't be too surprised if the RPi were JUST AS GOOD sonically. I'm the one who has been preaching for years that from a practical perspective the DAC is significantly more important in influencing the sonic character of the system vs whatever is feeding it.... PC/Mac/Linux/Windows/MacOS/CD transport or a network streamer. Of course this assumes that the source is at least reasonably well thought out and decent. Obviously not a popular view given all the effort folks put into their source. I'm guilty of that too but not to any extreme measure.

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