My setting: Synology-NAS -> LAN -> Fritz!Box -> WLan -> Aries Mini (powered by an SBooster) -> USB -> Kii Control -> Kii Three (utilizing Kii’s proprietary DACs).
SQ is better than everything I have heard in decades. Now I wonder if I might achieve further improvement by replacing my Aries Mini with an Aries G1. Unfortunately this upgrade would set me back 2k€ and I’m unsure concerning the importance of the streaming bridge in my setting. On their website Kii state:
“All digital inputs are re-sampled and reclocked using Kii’s own jitter rejection algorithm that guarantees actual “bits is bits” audio performance for any digital source.”
IMO this implicates that (mainly) Kii does the job and the streaming bridge is less (or ir-)relevant. Anyone here who has made a comparison in this specific setting? Any thoughts / suggestions?