Since years I’m using Benchmark’s DAC1 USB between portable media players (mostly Dvico TViX M-6500A) and rest of my audio chain.
Couple months ago I’ve discovered RPi as media player. Now, I tried to run RPi powered by Volumio, unfortunately it doesn’t work with Benchmark DAC1 USB . I would like to avoid buying additional USB2SPDIF converter to bring it alive, so I beg for direct support via USB.
However, I fully support your philosophy to turn RPi into serious HiFi player. Great job, guys!