The IRIS is our entry level USB Digital To Digital Converter. It took us a good 3 years to perfect the development. It leveraged the technologies found in our award-winning DAC, namely, Proprietary FPGA DSP Processing, FIFO Buffer & Reclocking, Industry Leading USB Audio Interface Solution via STM32F466 Advanced AMR based MCU.
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Total 8 sets of Ultra Low Noise, Precision Linear Power Regulars along with oversized O-Core Transformer, delivers clean power to the digital circuitry effortlessly.
These USB digital signal data-stream will be FIFO buffered and reclocked via the FEMTO Crystal Oscillator. This process eliminates the jitter to negligible level, ensuring the digital output signal are free from the harmful jitter noise.
If you are still on the fence to look for a USB D/D Converter that can potentially improve the sonic performance of CAS (Computer Audio System), look no further. Get the IRIS to transform your Computer (PC/Mac/RPI/etc) into a good quality transport. The IRIS works with most DAC brands & models in the market. Own it and get it setup in your system to hear the difference.
More audiophile snake oil? I take a close look.
The Denafrips Iris DDC (digital- to- digital converter) is designed to clean up the USB output from your streamer or computer, re-clock it and send it to your DAC. It is supposed to improve sound quality.
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Denafrips has engineered a first class iteration
In all my listening, the main benefits of the Iris became very clear: image coherence and inky black backgrounds. Whatever tonal tendencies your individual DAC may possess, the Iris will likely not alter them, but it can definitely be a non-subtle upgrade in terms of focus and noise.
IRIS DDC is an easy recommendation
During my time with the IRIS, there was no question that it took the sound of the Pontus II and my McCormack DAC 1 Platinum to a higher level and the upgrade in sound quality was consistent between the two DACs.
In each case, there was a clear, Are we clear? Crystal, improvement in sound quality when the Denafrips IRIS was in the system doing its thing, as compared to going straight out of the Pi via USB. While these sonic improvements varied in terms of degree according to the DAC, better was simply better in every case.