Originally Posted by morfeeus
Can anyone inform me about the 11 swappable opamp sockets. Being a stereo DAC/Headphone amp, I am curious as to why there are 11 opamps. Understanding they are all probably single channel. There are only 3 analog outputs...RCA, Balanced and Headphones.
According to the review and Asus' information, 9 of the swappable op-amps are for the speaker output stage and 2 are for the headphone output. As for the speaker outputs, it would seem that there are multiple op-amps assigned per channel.
Having that many swappable op-amps is odd, and I will leave them as is since I have no interest in expending time and money in customizations with uncertain results.
Speaking of which, when will this finally be released in the US? I saw that Asus' USA site recently added it to the product line.