The Convers is a module that slides in. Simple as that.
I understand, but I have my reasons (which some may or may not accept). I have to go with my gut feeling on this and feel good about my decisions and what I am releasing to my customers:
- I don't want the noise from a streamer (both conducted and radiated) coupling with the L2 Preamp. Keep that micro computer (streamer) external.
- I don't want to have to grow the L2 Preamp size to fit a streaming module (secondary reason). I am very pleased with the size, aesthetics, and how clean everything is inside with only L2 DAC and L2 Phonostage.
- I don't want to provide streamer support to customers (set up, networking, bug fixes, oddball issues connecting, etc.). Even if this is what another company would offer with their OEM streamer module, I decided that I do not want to get into the steamer business or partner up with a company making streamers.
Everything above also applies to LIO. If you want to use a streamer, go for it. Just not in my backyard (product)!