Summary: While I like the functionality of the stock Unidisc SC, the sound quality, especially when playing red book CDs, leaves something to be desired. Then the Dynamik power suply caught my attention and $700 is a relatively cheap option compared to what you have to pay for Naim's Hi-cap etc.
Summary: I had a dealer demo of some digital linn streaming devices at the top of the range. As I think with my head as well as my heart I was'nt really impressed. Yes maybe if you really could afford to go that way.
Summary: I got one of these at a very good price on ebay. Iv been streaming music through dacs and was, I would have to admit, very cynical of digital source material. I went to my local hifi dealer and listened to his very expensive linn ds sytem.
Summary: Unidisk SC is in a category by itself. There is NO competition, so to compare this to any other reference would be impossible. I am in the commercial recording business (mixing, mastering, post etc...) and have used virtually every kind of recording/playback system on the market.
Summary: The Unidisk SC is an expensive, but satisfying decision. CD audio replay is great and surpasses my previous reference-class T+A set. SACD replay is incredibly "natural" and "right", even with "only" two matched frontspeakers (Linn Akurat 212's).