@gixxerwimp @Armaegis - I'm raising this thread from the dead I came across this PEQ while browsing through Sweetwater, and it really grabbed my attention as a very affordable, transparent, digital PEQ option to slot into my headphone chain - with the goal of getting out of the computer/software domain. How has the experience been long-term with this model? Likewise, does this still stand as a better or preferred hardware option vs. say the MiniDSP Flex digital? I have read that the DSP engine in the Flex would be a lossy component in the chain, so I'm also wondering if the DEQ2496 is as well? Lastly, for the digital output side of things, I'm also planning to get a Bifrost 2/64 as my DAC, which would require an adaptor for SDIF coax input. Is an XLR>RCA adapter sufficient in real-world, or is the inclusion of a PAD truly necessary? Thanks!