Interesting comment about interconnects. I have replaced my interconnects and found them to be brighter then my previous cables. I just assumed that they were more transparent
I didn’t meant to say that DAC‘s are mainly responsible for potential analytic sound in setups. As you say there can be numerous reasons a d a lot of DAC‘s go even in an opposite direction.
I personally don’t mean digital flatness in imaging or tonal colors when I think of „analytic“, but I mean top end brightness and over detailled sound, especially in the treble region.
I did t have a vintage TDA1541 kind of sound in suspect of this (which I rather remember veiled among other aspects), but rather a bit later designs.