The OPTO.DX is a premium product, but not necessarily the best for your application.
The Taiko Extreme changes some of the rules. Generally speaking, the less components you have between the Extreme's USB output and your DAC, the better.
While the OPTO.DX may do a good job "decrapifying" the crappy USB signal of noisy computers, it kind of gets on the way when used with the Extreme. Even the SRC.DX does, but bypassing the Amanero on the DAVE DAC does more good than the damage of adding another component in the digital output path. And you are up for a positive net (SQ) result, which is all that matters in the end.
I will just remove the OPTO.DX here. Haven't tried the DC.BLOCK myself but I've heard from other people with Extreme -> SRC.DX -> Chord DAVE that they like it, so something for you to try and decide.
With XDMS I have no desire to go back to HQPlayer on the Extreme
. Even TAS changed that for me.
- shoot me a DM or an email if you have any questions, so we don't get into a Chord DAVE specific discussion here.