With a slight caveat for the fact that this is an initial impression based on one evening's listening I have to admit that I have as yet been unable to discern any differences whatsoever between the Touch's digital and analog outputs when feeding the Grace m902.
This thing is good, for $300 it's very good.
Wow! The Touch seems to be comfortable in the company of some very fine stand alone dacs. And a touch screen to boot!
Struts thanks for taking the time to give your much valued impressions. I'll order up!
I've had my Touch connected to my Headroom Desktop amp via the digital outputs and the analog outputs and when switching between the levels are perfectly matched. I've been playing back music leaving the input selector set to either analog or digital for long periods of time and I can't tell which input is which. Yes the Touch's analog output is very good. I haven't compared the Touch against the Transporter but I will do so shortly.
The Touch has the potential to bring music streaming into the big time.