Thanks much Paul!
You misunderstood me on question 1, but that’s not so important now as I understood, that with “PC” you were not (only) referring to the PC holding the Library SW in a Bridge scenario, but also to the Bridge itself rendering the track from memory. Althought in a Bridge scneario one can put the Desktop PC and NAS on a separate power cirquit, indeed the power supply of the Bridge itself currently can’t be isolated from the DAC’s power supply (you just could do so in a new DAC design).
In the Octave server I understood you do isolate the audio cirquits from also the complete rendereing cirquit. I agree that this must be an add. main benefit. If I’m correct, this is also the main technical and price difference between Bridge III and the Octave server as all other functions are quite comparable I assume.
Given this background, I just wonder why the Bridge perfoms so good compared to an external 3rd party streamer scenario, as the latter could in terms of power supply possibly be better isolated from the DAC than the Bridge.