I may be getting totally confused and misunderstanding what the Matrix X-SPDIF 2 but is it fair to compare it with optical ethernet FMCs for the purposes of isolation?
My current understanding is that the two approaches are this:
- music server -> USB cable -> X-SPDIF 2 -> I2S cable -> DSD DAC
- music server -> ethernet cable -> router -> ethernet cable -> FMC -> optical cable -> FMC -> ethernet cable -> DSD DAC
Assuming power supplies are equal, which do people feel is the better approach.
As always, thanks so much for the upcoming education.