Rogerdn, thanks for your thoughts on the uRendu, but I’m pretty sold on the Aries. I have the Aries Mini Streamer for music around my house. It’s intergration with Tidal and Roon is great and it streams flawlessly from my NAS. And my wife and kids can use Airplay to stream music from their phones. Also Auralic is making great software improvements. I’m particularly interested room correction, which they will reportedly be including in the future.
After so many years of frustration with Bridge I (I was a beta tester for the original controller app), I have zero tolerance for finicky solutions. I want something that just works. Consequently I have no interest in BII, especially given how much more capable the folks at Auralic are terms of developing advanced streaming capabilities. I love PS Audio hardware, but will not go down the software route with them again.
So my question remains: Given the DS’s jitter reduction capability is it worth the extra $600 to get Extreme with the Femto clocks and linear PSU (I’ll be connecting to the DS through USB). I’m kind of think not, since upgraded PSU’s have not made a big difference in my system.