Great job, mate! That looks Luke a really fun little project, & I look forward to your comparison with your existing DAC.
Agreed James. I had the benefit of hearing a pimped out version of this DAC before taking the plunge. It's a lot of money to spend buying blind so to speak. When I've got some decent speakers I'll post a comparison between this and my main DAC.@Dave - you are more than welcome to pop by for a listen.
Did you try MPD on your Mac, or did you go straight for the Alix?Which Linux distro did you go for?
FlatovercrestReally appreciate your input here, I have been very interested in this thread. Have you had the chance to hear the Audiolab MDAC, if so how did it compare?I'm contemplating selling my MDAC and opting for this DIY DAC but it is a huge step into the unknown, I'm a little cautious about letting my MDAC go as it is a bit of a special one as it has been moded by John Westlake, there is also an upgrade path if you should want to but I believe it is an aditional £500 odd pounds.