The HERMES is our premium Digital To Digital Converter. It took us a good 3 years to perfect the development. It leveraged the technologies found in our award-winning DAC, namely, Proprietary FPGA DSP Processing, FIFO Buffer & Reclocking, Industry Leading USB Audio Interface Solution via STM32F466 Advanced AMR based MCU.
Essentially, the HERMES is trickled down from the Gaia DDC. The major differences between the Gaia / Hermes are:
OCXO in Gaia is of superior quality
Gaia chassis is made of full aluminum panels
Hermes front panel is aluminum, chassis is made of metal alloy