Correspondence with Meridian directly confirms that the Director will NOT receive MQA support. No new products were mentioned of course. Their Explorer2 and latest versions of their 808 and 818 DACs will receive MQA support.
I'm curious if any Yiggy owners are using their DAC with a PC as a source, specifically via USB?
If so, are you using any device to "clean up" the USB signal before it hits the DAC? Items that offer galvanic isolation and/or re-clocking the signal?
Here are various products on the market that do this. There seems to be a new one every day / new flavor the month:
UpTone Audio Regen ($175 USD) - Re-clocks
Wyred4Sound Recovery ($199 USD) - Isolates &...
I was undecided about my ability to attend simply because I didn't know my schedule for the month. Turns out I'll be in NYC next weekend, so I will unfortunately be unable to attend. Have fun and I look forward to next time!
I keep shaking my head when I read threads like this.
I mean, let's picture your average PC with the following...
-Audio USB card (Paul Pang, SOTM, JCAT, etc.) ... up to $460
-This feeds into an Intona ... up to $350
-This feeds into Regen ... $175
-Of course we need at least two AQ Jitterbugs ... $200 (one never seems to be enough in the threads I read)
-Now we need at least 3x 0.8m audiophile USB cables from Curious Cables ... up to $1020
-Finally, we need...
I invited some Headfiers over to my place last weekend. We did extensive A/Bing of GMB and Yiggy on my system: HTPC source (JRiver/FLAC files from NAS; TIDAL HIFI, etc.) > DAC > NAIM SuperNait2 amp > Dynaudio Focus 260 speakers.
The differences between the two were clear on such a resolving system.
(SE output was used in each case.)
The Yiggy clearly...
-Was more resolving
-Was more nuanced
-Offered more insight and detail into the music