Thanks for clearing that up for us.fidelity audio said:Hi
The HPA-100, HPA-200, PRE-120, all the psus, clocks , low noise regs etc are our own design and build. They are taking up to two weeks from order due to a high demand thanks excellent magazine reviews.
The DAC-150 is in fact built by HLLY for Fidelity Audio to our design change and specification (we were impressed by the HLLY version and set about changing it to meet the sound quality we were looking for). There are changes to the power supplies, opamps and many different capacitors. We also re engineered the USB input to use the 24bit chip. Hlly simply build it for us. They have however been a bit naughty and started stating a few of our specs on their own version eg the 24bit USB. All other aspects of the unit remain different. We have gone down a legal route with them but it is proving difficult.
Fidelity Audio is open and frank on the phone about all our products as honesty is always the best policy.
I contemplated buying one of the HLLY DAC's many moon's ago hence I recognised it as soon as I see your DAC-150.
So has HLLY actually changed their unit to accomodate 24Bit over USB as that would require a chip change wouldn't it ?