Otherwise known as the Codec Wars, why I’m not joining up... Yes, we are all happily playing together... not,, it is another déjà vu format turf battle... not playing in that sandbox... time for the new open format multi-channel optical interconnect, with a node support PoF, Power over Fiber buss, no metal at all Mom!, all photonic, designed just for music, rest of the stuff can run on a different wavelength. Not another hand-me-down, some other’s creature adoption/adaption, like the USB for music transfer shit-show.
Let others, adopt this.
I just used my full ten meters last night,, of a Corning optical USB, to better neatly hide/secure/deploy the Interconnect to the isolated iPC2 from the rest of the system. The DAC is supplied from a 5V LPS using a split cable, no direct galvanic interconnect between, all optical.