Duh…silly me. Read the replies too fast. I did not realize James was part of dCS technical support
While your are here James - two more questions if I may.
The USB port on the back - USB2. I seem to recall CanJam NY demo speaking with Jesse Luna who mentioned that they were using this port to provide power to a iPad control point. Is this correct? I am obviously feeding the Bartok via ethernet and not using the USB input - however it would come in handy to keep my iPad (running ROON and Mosaic) charged up.
Question #2 - which you may not want to answer as I have asked it on a different thread.
Any recommendations for a particular brand of XLR interconnects? I have a Stax headphone amplifier which I will want to connect to the Bartok. I already understand that the XLR outs are preferable to RCA.
I use Chord Cable Co. interconnects with my Naim/Linn 2 channel system however I am not looking to go price crazy as I did there. My understanding is also that balanced XLR cables are more forgiving and do not require crazy expenditures. I do however want to use a better quality cable than the typical Mogami/Canare studio cable recommendations.
Care to name a few brands? I am in the States so they need to be readily available here. I can always go back and source a lower priced Chord cable. I have also been looking at Oyaide copper interconnects with their proprietary XLR connector (vs. the standard Neutrik). I am leery of using the Oyaide silver due to potential brightness with the Stax headphone. Other mentioned cables have been Shunyata, Cardas and Transparent
Finally (I know I originally said only 2 questions). I have the headphone output set at -10db for my Focal Utopia headphones. Considering that these are extremely popular totl headphones I wonder if you have heard what other Focal users have set the headphone output at.