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View Full Discussion This is the same price it originally ran for a year ago, so all in all it's a pretty good deal.
I use mine with the balanced outs going to some power amps, and the unbalanced out in direct mode to external headamps. I use the built in headamp if I want to listen to something quick and don't want to fire up the t00bs. I might use the other inputs at some point in the future, but so far I only use the USB input, which is very well isolated! No noise from anything it's attached to!
Not that I really take Stereophile seriously, but the previous version, the m903 was Class A+ for two years, before being demoted to Class A, even though other DACs remained Class A+. The measurements have only gotten better in every respect.
Also, I don't know how it's possible, but somehow every picture manages to make it look terrible. It's really quite slick in real life.