Channel Islands Audio Transient Mk.II & VDC5 Mk.II USB D/A processor & power supply Manufacturer's Comment
Editor: First, I'd like to thank the gang at Stereophile for reviewing our unique product.
As mentioned in Jon Iverson's review, we wanted this product to be completely portable, and to provide the industry-standard 2V analog output while running from USB power. There are only a small number of DAC integrated circuits with this capability that have the digital filtering and output stage built in. Being that there isn't much surrounding circuitry to work our "magic," we chose the IC that we felt offered the best musicality (not specs). In the end, I feel we have created a high-value product with a unique set of features that excels in its price category.Dusty Vawter, CIAudio