Glance dance. For those with lead feet who prefer to just watch, here are the guts. Each Transient module contains two chips. Hence the Musette scales down the Pavane's eight DACs to two per side. Again, there's no internal upsampling. Just so, there's the external option. Software players like PureMusic can tap your computer's processing power to upsample 44.1kHz eight times to arrive at 352.8 kHz before spitting it out the USB pipe line for example.

XMOS-based USB module above
All Engineering HQ in Maasbergen, Holland, left

The Musette will process it all without complaints via USB. For coax, you'd pick 176.4kHz; for Toslink, 88.2kHz. Or, you might prefer the 96/192/384kHz options. Your ears must be the judge. Does any of it make a satisfying difference? Or a detracting one? Or none at all?

Would the latter have you visit a psychiatrist? Best trust your own ears. They're the only ones you must please. About upsampling, here you are in charge. Do nothing and the Musette goes native. That doesn't mean Dutch but, as recorded or committed to file, with no subsequent interpolation applied. 'Purist' might actually be the better term. But doesn't that make you impure if you go the upsampling route? Merde. How quickly a hobbyist pursuit steps into steaming manure. Having fun and enjoying the tunes is the ticket. Friendly disagreements are the spice of life. Flaming hostility is for wankers. End of technical small talk. Time for some photos.

If you wondered what a transient looked like not as a leading edge on a scope, here's one of Cees' 16-legged critters belly up. It's potted to draw the blinds on copy cats; and comes in current and voltage flavours. With 'V' marked, we know that these are voltage output modules. And that's all she said.

As to overall component size, think the complete Foyle's War DVD collection. The foot print is right and so about is the thickness. Waltzing coming up.