Hi Edorr, I'll look at adding the 25 pin input card to the ADA.
The UMT's shown above are Oppos BDP103 and 93 that are stripped completely bare.
I am looking for oppo performance but with superior reliability, therefore I need the best power supplies, and I need the mechanical isolation the MSB housing provides.
I will heed your advice then and go to the lesser dacs from MSB namely the PLATINUM DACS. But I will preserve the Diamond Power supplies.
Thanks for the advice guys.
In the Europa system we will require digital in out from the Reference.
Before committing to the MSB DACs as analog input source, I would run the UMT digitally into the digital input card of the ADA and see how it compares. I suspect it will be better, even if it downsamples digi outs to 48/16 as per HDMI license restriction.
I can see how you want to stay away from a DIY mod from a garage operation in Czech Republic (Oppo + vanity93 board), although it would meet your functional needs and avoid the downsampling.