Hi xsb, I will definitely check out the Bottlehead DAC, hopefully it can do 24/192 asynch USB
Just got the new USB board in my Bifrost, it is awesome... I will look into vinyl one of these days, thanks for the tt suggestions
Charles, glad you are liking the ICs and I think you have found their charm... they add nothing and are extremely neutral. This allows detail to come through that doesn't in many other cables.
I finished up building a cable that is the same as the Duelund wire cable but with the Neotech EC-UPOCC wire used in the original IC. It has the same character as the cables you are currently trying out, but is significantly better. Not surprising, as it uses Furutech's high-end RCA plugs and Neotech OCC copper ground wires. Parts cost is about 5x higher, so far I think it's just as good as the Duelund cable, but with significantly different character.
The Neotech EC-UPOCC wire is very neutral, while the Duelund wire adds some harmonic "richness" to the sound. I'd say the Duelund wire is a touch on the dark and rich side, but it still has the character of the silver used for the conductor material, so it doesn't sound closed or rolled off. Also, like the Neotech wire, it does not add undesirable harshness, glare or sibilance to the music, it still sounds very clean, and many people may find the little bit of "extra" the Duelund wire adds to be desirable.
I am (temporarily) going to price the cables as follows:
-Neotech EC-UPOCC signal wire, Neotech OCC/Teflon ground wires, Furutech FP-101 RCA plugs > $299
-Dueleund 1.0 Silver/Silk & Oil signal wire, Neotech OCC/Teflon ground wires, Furutech FP-101 RCA plugs > $499
I will keep these prices for the first half dozen or so cables, then I will need to raise the prices about $100... I'd like to get some of these cables out there and I am willing to do it for unreasonably low prices...
Here's a couple pics of the $299 cable: