I’m wanting to upgrade my streamer from the Network Bridge II to an external set up.
The SOtM and ultraRendu seem well reviewed universally so they are on my list. From more than one source I’ve read that the ultraRendu is more detailed and controlled while the SOtM is more organic, less detailed, with less clarity. Most seem to say the SOtM is perhaps more musical.
My system consists of a Pass Labs power amp, BHK pre, and a DSD DAC, all powered by a P12, so I’m thinking it’s pretty organic and musical already and the ultraRendu may be a good compliment, on the other hand, most seem to rank the SOtM higher (although not sure they all have a PSA dominated system like mine) and I really have a hard time with harsh highs and anything fatiguing.
Would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on these options and anything else comparable (Lumin U1 Mini?) - would like to keep my spend less the $2K please!