These days, DACs from different brands can sound identical if they use the same DAC chip.
This is because they use the same (publicly available) standard circuitry DAC chip makers provide. This approach reduces R&D time, cost and risk. These DACs also use similar parts, opamps, power supplies and working voltage. The resulting sound is unavoidably generic.
In the Conductor GT, we tailored a new output stage to utilise the wide bandwidth of our Vivid opamps. When combined with our proprietary Max Current Power Supply, the GT takes our unique house sound to a new level with even more details in every note.