IT'S A JOKE!!!
If it's not apparent by the content, it is supposed to be all okay from the that I included. (The latter is not my view but seems to b that of this site.)
The DI is a giveaway for those that understand - ie, Direct Injection; bypasses auditry senses - ie, the ear; not available with USB connectors because they look too ugly on the skull, and a few here don't like the mini-USB.
I have long wanted digital from the source to the amp with no intermediate analog. EQ via DSP with auto EQ, volume & compression options etc.
I know the benefits of continual digital encoded transmission - optical or otherwise. This should be apparent elsewhere, most lately being FindingAnAmpWithADigitalInput vs. BuyingASoundProcessor vs. GoodOl'Analog
[ Noting that I am now unsubscribed from that thread, but I was addressing the OP's desire for "pristine signal to the amp, and no fiddling with analog interference". Not that that has to do with this thread and my failed joke above, but what I caution about is the need to INTRODUCE a DAC whether for "pristine sound" or to avoid noise. That should only worsen its pristiness and should not be the solution to induced noise. But that too is a money vs ease vs situation & extent vs "ability to detect" worse-quality issue. If noise is solved with shielding and a ground break and other "cheap" typical measures, why not? Digital will not remove noise already in the signal (DSP etc excluded). ]
Hence HUs with digital outputs to digital input amps or digital input amped speakers - absolutely!
But inserting DACs & ADCs for noise reasons - other than DSP etc conditioning - that I usually question.
PS (Zulu + 3mins; 10:36AM) - I was considering OF and single/minimal feed power buss system ages before CAN etc. The weight saving was substantial - not that those seeking "heavy magnets" would benefit much.... ":wink:"
PPS (Rather than a new reply..) -
Ryven - Thanks for below. My "humor" (if I may be so arrogant) is often an acquired interpretation and difficult to pick up. Besides, not only do I sometimes mis-communicate or mis-express (something I often don't realise until a much later re-read), what I think should be obvious (humor) often isn't - especially when talking national and cultural differences. We Aussies also tend to have a different sense of humor - in fact that recently gave me away as a "local" to another mp3er. (But even he thought I sounded arrogant or know-it-all (or that I could?.)
In this case, I though mocking digitals would have been evident - whether humorously else my own ignorance! After all, what method is used for recording, (re-)mastering etc?
Sure - some prefer the sound of analog (ie, harmonics), and digital may be poor quality (poor sampling or processing), but hey - this is just a short PPS. (Read: I don't want to go there. Besides, little point (other than informative) as quality is in the eye of the beholder.)