I want to give my feedback on Emotiva’s XDA-1 DAC. Currently connected to the optical outputs of my motherboard. Signal fed to AudioEngine A5’s on 30″ Sanus Speaker stands in Mocha. Subwoofer is an Onix X-Sub 8″ 150rms.
I have used it in the setup for about 3 months and feel like it really opens up the sound profile at med to loud listening volumes. Absolutely noticeable especially when using very high quality source material (lossless, flac, high bit rate stuff).