Good DAC's have jitter under -150dB on USB input.at 48khz the jitter is down at -185db
ACCUSILICON AS338 110db at 10hz
where the ACCUSILICON AS318, is down 99db at 10hz
clock is important .what gives the sound.
crystal clear sound, all details are included, as well as 3d sound.
on the neumann 310a studio monitor, one of the best, studio monitor in the world.
best dcc i have to date.
have tried singxer su1 -su2- su6 as well as sotm dX-USB HD.
but dcc gustard u18 beats them all.
and only driven 20hours gustard u18.
gets better at 50hours,
one thing I noticed ,in a soft treble,
as my studio monitor 310a, in treble they ,can be hard in sound.
but reveal in sounds.
No, it makes no difference unless you’re doing DSP.XMOS2016 does seem to be of benefit, details cleaned from another product using the XMOS2016
"Newest XMOS XCORE-200 XU216 with 2 Tiles 16 Cores upto 2000MIPS real time processing power in dual issue mode. It is equal to two XU208 combined in one silicon chip, one dedicated tile is used for the USB data and the other tile is dedicated to process the audio data to the DAC."
I can see advantage to splitting up the two processes, can only be a good thing.