First off, I’ve the DirectStream inbound! Music Direct happens to have them in stock, and they are local to me…which sucks that I have to pay 10% tax, but on the flipside, I get my DAC tonight!
So, Paul has mentioned that the USB cable makes a difference in the quality of the sound - I find this hard to believe since it’s just passing bits, but Paul and crew are known for telling it like it is; so I’m going to accept this with a grain of salt.
So my question is, what budget cable should I be looking at for between my media PC and my DAC? I really can’t swing a $380 cable right now, and being skeptical, I don’t see me running out and figuring out how to afford such a cable. So put a $100 cap on this, what USB cable would get me there with the DAC?
Also, I’ve been out of the loop for a while…isn’t there a Bridge II coming down the pipe? Or is that just idle speculation? If I can’t afford a $380 USB cable, I can’t afford the bridge right now - so I’m not running out to get one unless a super deal pops up. But if there is a BII coming, I guess I should hold out anyways. Ultimately, I’d much rather have everything hooked up via Ethernet like my Oppo currently is (cripes, the Bridge costs about 3/4 what my whole Oppo BDP-15 costs). I like the idea of keeping all my computers in a different room, and having as little gear as possible in the listening room.
Thanks in Advance for any suggestions you have. I’m really looking forward to my second big purchase from PS Audio!