I have a Auralic Aries connected to my Directstream DAC using USB and it sounds excellent. I have read that the I2S input on the DAC sounds the best but the Auralic has no I2S output. I was thinking of getting a Singer SU-1 or Matrix X-SPDIF 2 to convert the USB to I2S.
Would there be any advantage of doing this in regards to sound quality or are you better getting a streamer or transport with native I2S output?
Anyone got any ideas!