Originally Posted by Jstronczer
Re: Bel Canto Mods:
Note that any modifications certainly will change the product but as to improvement to the sound this is in the ear of the beholder. You can read an outside opinion about REF1000 mods from John Potis at 6moons.com who concluded that it made the amp different but not necessarily better. Any Dac3 mods may be more suspect as the design is carefully wrung out and implemented by Bel Canto and more expensive opamps are not necessarily better opamps in a given application.
On the USB audio front note that we view this as the future of high performance audio, especially when anybody can by an iMac and turn it into a beautiful music server with great ease and a Dac3 or S300iu...
Thanks for your advice about the cables in email.
I feel about computer audio the same as you do. I'm building my own HTPC, I won't use a prebuilt mac or pc. More flexibility and i think better sound quality with vista and asio drivers.