North star Intenso, should I be surprised?
This thing just kind of blew away my ifi Micro BL, well not kindda it did. Things really opened up with this DAC Improved imaging and a comparatively huge soundstage. I really can't hear anything that this DAC is not doing right, vocals are more realistic and the bass leads me to withdraw the question of adding a sub. To be fair the Micro is hooked up with the supplied USB cable and BJC LC-1's IC's and the Inteso is running on and ifi Mercury USB cable and Wireworld Oasis IC's. This was my first opportunity to A/B them at all and I am curious to do a more apples to apples comparison but I am gonna listen to this Inteso for a while. I do think this Inteso would sound better if it was black, shiny slivery things give me seizures