I guess the ifi could also receive unprocessed DSD and PCM to get DSD 1024.
But then the Advantages of using HQ would be lost.
I don't know why Jussi doesn't seem to like the ifi, I know he likes the RME ADI2, much cheaper.
I have read 3 rave reviews of the ifi, which got my attention.
I don't have the Computer Knowledge to evaluate DACs, and their Promises...
The ifi is said to be full and rich, I've seen the RME described as lean and accurate.
Luckily both products can be returned for refund.
That's Huge, because in the past , at Brick and Mortar stores, Store Credit was the best you could hope for in a Return.
It's a bummer that the Firmware update broke 48K, I like that extra scosh of upsampling it delivers.