ZZZZZZ,not much happenin Marious,I ordered a 3+USB and should be here tomorrow.
I have been curious about this also and especially when studios and audio folks are getting great results between source and dac.
Even with very high end dacs.
Surprised no one has even commented,whatever, I will find out myself if I can squeeze more out of the BDP-2 and BDA-2,
actually there is a guy on computer audiophile who has been messin with this and is quite happy it seems..sooo for me I can return the MUTEC MC-3 in 30 days so if she doesn't improve I can send her back,my cost for shipping but it's worth it to find out.
Will let you know ......
Here is my experience with a similar device the IFI micro – iUSB3.0
I have an Esoteric K-03x CD/SACD player and wanted to use the DAC portion in it for my digital files.
I bought a BDP-2 and hooked it up to the K-03x DAC with a cheaper USB cable.
The sound was ok, but not up to par with playing just the CD player.
I then upgraded my cable to the top of the line Audio Sensibility USB cable. The sound was
much better, but still not quite there. Flat sounding. The cd player has a bit more open
and larger 3d soundstage. Also smoother with more macro details.
I then bought the IFI USB Micro USB, and a second audio sensibility USB cable.
So my setup is now
BDP-2 > USB into IFI > USB out of IFI > into the K-03x DAC portion.
I ran the system for 500 hrs to allow for burn in. This is by best my digital has sounded.
It is very close to the CD player, but still has just a very slight touch of flatness.
I do seem to get a bit more detail with the digital, but it is not quite as smooth.
I am splitting hairs here, but remember the cd player is almost 4 times the cost
of the BDP-2.
BTW - My tests are with CD's i ripped to FLAC lossless using DBpoweramp.
I will be curious to hear the results of you test.
Where did you purchase the 3+USB from.