I am intrigued by this new Kali reclocker board being sold by Allo and by-and-large the consensus does seem to suggest that this is a real upgrade for many with Pi-based music players that use slave DACs, because of the way in which it reclocks the data and so bypasses the jitter inherent in the i2S signal from the Pi to the DAC.
I suppose I am asking whether anybody on here has an opinion on whether it would be worth me trading my IQAudIO for another DAC (+ enclosure) that is compatible with the Kali – is the improvement really that noticeable?
More specifically, what about something like the new Audiophonics V3 Sabre DAC that has a high quality ‘biscuit tin’ oscillator built in? Does a high-end DAC like this remove the need for something like the Kali reclocker entirely, or are there additional things that the Kali is doing to reduce jitter? Would both together make sense, SQ-wise?
…Also rumours of another Kali board in production, but unclear about the differences – is it at all likely that this will work with IQAudIO DACs and/or be HAT compliant?! Probably I should just wait and see, but I’m not the most patient person…
So many questions! Any comments to help ease my confused state would be most welcome!