I want an integrated DAC-amp much like the IDA-8, but not hindered to better sell higher end products. I need two optical inputs and a USB B input. The coaxial is optional.
So, I have to buy into the twice as expensive IDA-16 just for that extra connector? It doesn't make sense.
Make each product really a better hardware than the smaller product, that will sell me on a twice as expensive product. Don't just limit the connectors so people need to upgrade. And don't push the space concerns issues, you can make a slightly bigger case and fit those extra connectors.
For instance, if analog connectors are digitized, avoid them and provide another real digital input.
Also, make te proprietary USB spdif connector a hybrid that can take iPhone and iPads connector to do a direct play of local music. That will make it much more versatile, again, instead of pushing your omnia as the only valid solution.
Peach tree has, according to reviews, achieved the best possible sound with that direct iPhone connector and locally stored high fi music.
As it is, that connector is a waste of space that, again, could fit a more versatile and universal connector.
The amp section should be 4ohm-16ohm compatible always.
Some minor tunning of bass, treble and balance could help cope with less than ideal components, but I understand the technical reasons not to include those, so maybe a 'switchable' module that can be bypassed altogether if not needed?
That would be my wishlist, best regards,