Wow lots of intangibles for you in this product eh? Have you considered that for the price point that this product is selling, this is probably one of the best implemented digital streamers on the market? Sometimes cost efficiencies play a bigger role in product design than throwing all the bells and whistles in, to appease a few consumers with discerning taste.With fully digital pipeline there shouldn't be any distortions/noise. Only the ones introduced by codec compression/decompression. Good achievement - but it should be achievable by every good company.
Then, in light of this, it is a real shame, at this price point, they didn't put a good DAC for analog tract. I cannot recommend this product for anyone. It is "half-baked", the engineer who developed this should be fired. Did the company test it? What did they think? And they still released it to the market?! Whoa!