While I continue paying off my Stellar Stack, I’ve been doing my personal library streaming with my Sony UBP-X1000ES. It’s connecting via Ethernet to my music server/HTPC which has no fans on anything (PSU/CPU or Motherboard). Without an oscilloscope by my side to check any noise issues, I don’t hear anything detrimental to my ears anyways. I can play True DSD Native files from the 1000ES’ USB or reach the STR-DN1080’s USB remotely via the 1000ES for extra solid state storage of just my DSD files. I use the SGCD primarily for PCM files which are accessible via it’s USB or the S/PDIF of the Sony… I can do DSD over PCM via the USB. But prefer the 1000ES’s built in DAC for 2 channel playback. I think my Foobar 2000 isn’t setup correctly because I can playback 11.2MHz DSD files clearly from it’s GUI.
It’s a kludgy setup, yet it sounds fine. Having to use the Sony’s remote to literally thumb through both DSD & PCM libraries is cumbersome though. It will do.
I cannot justify spending that kind of money only for convienance. just my honest and personal opinion.