Hey guys! Here's my rig: Steinberg UR824 PreSonus DIGIMAX FS (ADAT into UR824) Audient MiCO (TRS into DIGIMAX) Chameleon Labs 7622 (TRS into the DIGIMAX) MacBook Pro Retina 2.4GHz i7 Quad-core Cubase 5, 7.5, 8 Event 20/20 bas V3 Monitors Better treated control room than most (Assume everything is properly connected with balanced Mogami cabling, as it is) Back in 2009, probably the biggest difference I ever heard in my monitoring system was putting my friend's Apogee Mini DAC into my setup. At the time I had an M-Audio Profire 2626, and until running 2-channel optical into the Mini DAC (then out to my monitors) I never realized what a "separated" mix sounded like in my own room. I mean, to my ears it was a massive difference, and it was easy to A/B to hear it. Everything sounded more clear and true to the source material, and my mixes really translated so much better since I felt the need to do less. What I am wondering is whether or not this thing is worth buying as an external DAC for my UR824. It seems technology moves so fast that I wonder if the converters in the Mini DAC are even on par with the ones in my Steinberg now. What do you guys think?