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I've got 3 of these already on my HAP-Z1ES, and looking into it around the 'net it seems that the issue is not uncommon... Haven't done anything yet because I've just been too busy right now, and it does not impede the playback functionality. But like the post above: there is no excuse for this kind of fault in such an expensive device. I also looked into their online service and it simply says for this:Shipping this heavy chunker is something I'd like to avoid. If I have...
Unfortunately I probably can't help with your specific issue. But I have "down"sampled my few DSD-native albums for more practical usage, and looked quite thoroughly into the whole issue as a matter of curiosity, and two of the more consistent take-aways were: 1) The software doing the conversions matters, specifically the kind of filtering algorithm implemented, due the noise issue mentioned in other posts. So it might indeed be the foobar plugin or its settings. An...
Argh, I guess I'm getting senile... all this time I have been thinking it was referring to the basic version or USB-only version, but that's AM0... I guess I'll give it a shot, whatever the actual stock situation may be.
Oh, I was looking at this thread, and it says under Conditions: "This promotion is only available for X7 with AM1 version’s customers." Did that change?
Thanks for clarifying that, I suspected as much. I'm not so desperate that I'd pay double -_-. I looked around online, it does indeed seem that they're in short supply, I guess I'll wait a couple more months and eventually FiiO will start producing enough.   Thanks for mentioning the discount offer, I found the thread but alas it's only for buyers of the AM1 package, and I got the original one.
So I've been out of the loop for a while, and completely missed that the balanced module, the one I was looking forward to the most, has been released. Looking on Amazon, it's listed as $199, is that correct or just marked up? I mean it's balanced, but double the price? It's Micca distribution which I thought was legit, and perhaps even a partner of FiiO?
Different CD/DVD drives can have different power draws, and burning needs more than reading/ripping, so results may vary because of those factors.   Sony specifically mentions using a CD/DVD drive with external power supply because most likely their USB ports were not designed with this amount of power draw in mind. If you don't have such a drive, you can try using a powered USB hub (i.e. with its own power supply) as an intermediary between the USB-powered drive and the...
The AK100 has always been quirky in the respect, maybe another couple of things to check:   - Files can have 2 sets of tags at the same time, the older ID3v1 tag as a fallback and the newer ID3v2 ones, it may be that for your files only one got updated, or there may be a residual different set of tags in v1 vs. v2. One thing you can try is clear them out completely (& save), then re-tag them cleanly (incl. the artwork)   - Despite jpeg being a standard, there are...
It doesn't officially support it, don't recall my own tests results when I had one. It's one of its quirks (considering it supports 44.1 and 88.2) To be fair though, it's not that common  (I have in my fairly large collection only 3-4 tracks at that sampling rate and only because I downloaded them specifically to test compatibility)
Well, most obviously:   - the ifi nano supports DSD, the new hot thing, if you have or think of acquiring such files at some point, that's your choice. - the DacMagic 100 has more inputs, the ifi nano is USB only, so if you have a player or preference for optical or coaxial, that's your choice. You can get converters, but that results in a more clunky setup and maybe SQ deterioration due to more components in the chain...   --- As for SQ, or the merits of DSD or HD...
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