The casework on this unit is sick, on par with the much more expensive gear coming out from B.M.C., and if you’re wondering how this unit only costs $1,600, you’re not the only one. More details from the press release:
The PureDAC delivers a DAC of the highest quality. It combines its DAC with a balanced, reference-level headphone amplifier, a balanced preamplifier, and B.M.C.’s exclusive Digital Intelligent Gain Management (DIGM), a volume and amplification control system that calibrates gain without dividing or downgrading the input signal …. The PureDAC also boasts a high-resolution asynchronous USB interface, digital AES/EBU, Toslink and coaxial inputs, balanced analog outputs, RCA output jacks, and a special B.M.C. link for connecting directly to a B.M.C. amplifier.
Note that the head-amp on the DAC looks like it supports both 1/4″ plug and balanced/XLR. I’m told that the feet are extra-tall for ventilation and not because it’s insecure or anything.