One of the advantages of the DS against the DS jr. is, that the bridge HW can be upgraded.
Assumed there will be a future internal bridge III release compatible with the DS:
- The often mentioned demand for a higher DSD sampling rate doesn't bother me too much. I understood this not necessarily means better sound and it is probably anyway not possible due to internal interface speed.
- more interesting is an improved lens/interface in terms of a future advancement of the DMP's lens as I understand the DMP being roughly an external bridge with upstream physical media drive and HD buffer.
- the main improvement of the DMP against Bridge II is it's lens, which in a similar way could also be integrated into a bridge III?
- the i2s interface of bridge to DS is equivalent to the external i2s interface between DMP and DS?