Am I doing something wrong or is the technology just not there yet?
I have a Level 4 modded PS Audio DLIII hooked up to my Apple Powerbook via Kimber Kable USB with some of my CDs coverted to apple lossless. The DAC feeds a Dodd Preamp which then goes to Bel Canto S300s vertically biamped to feed my Emmy CS2s.
The sound is pretty good from the DLIII/powerbook, but when compared to my Raysonic C128 it just doesn't have the same kind of life. By comparison, the Raysonic sounds more dynamic. Also, the soundstage is not necessarily wider but more clear. The instruments are presented in a way that allows you to follow each instrument without being distracted by the others.
Is it my cable?
Am I picking up EMI or RF from the computer?
Is there anything I can do to fix it?
Is the technology just not there yet? I did discover USB doesn't support 192khz.