Well, well, well. If you use a DAC give this device a hardy try. Out of the box was not impressed. This baby needs some break in time. You will NOT hear the benefits of this device until a minimum of 200 playing hours are on it.
Main digital source is a Lector 7TL CDP as a transport, a Mad Scientist carbon fiber digital cable [ HDC+] and the VU JADE DHT DAC with 101D output tubes. Quite a set up with proper tonality and harmonics.
To be honest the Vu Jade manf. and myself were quite skeptical as to the insertion of the ifi Purifier. To put it bluntly the result was an eye opener. Focus, sound stage, separation of instruments, depth were all improved. It was a rocky round though until the putifier had hours on it. BTW noise you thought you did not have is gone. Transparency without lean sound. Brilliant !!
I can understand if others found a different outcome. If you do not have the time or are unwilling to break this device in stay away however if you do you are making a huge mistake.
It just sounds right. No digital artifacts. Just music with a natural warm glow of ease and grace. No hyped up sound here. I can on all day with those fancy "audiophile" phrases about performance but I will not. Just try one.
One of my customers uses a CEC 01 transport and Weiss Medea DAC. Now using the Purifier and not taking it out. I am NOT a iFi dealer just enamored over this reclocking wonder.
From inexpensive to mega buck digital set ups the ipurifier will make an improvement for the good. Most highly recommended.