Very interesting device! And it looks cool too!
post #91 of 902
7/17/09 at 2:38am
Is the USB interface synchronous or asynchronous?
Is it bitperfect (i.e. does not resample, etc)?
For 16/48, you can say most bits are perfect whatever driver you use.
Using foobar with DS, it's not bit-perfect, even if you maximize all volumes.
Using KS, it is bit-perfect.
using ASIO, the first piece of data is not perfect. The following data is bit-perfect. Some devices may not lock on 24/192.
So, KS is recommended for this sound card.
|Never heard of this before, do you know why its doing this? How often this "first piece of data" occurs? (every time you hit play, every time it switches songs, etc). Maybe this is how they designed their custom driver. Can you (or someone) try the USB-Audio ASIO driver with it and see if its possible use it instead of Musiland's driver? There is a trial version of it that beeps every 30 seconds, but otherwise should be fine.|
|Also, I noticed on eBay that there is a "2009 version" of this converter that seems to add "independent control unit MU1010". No idea what it is and what difference will it make (if any).|
confirmed how? asking or SEEING/trying yourself with known working 192k parts?
I rarely ask ebay sellers anything that is 'hard'. they are salesman. they don't know.
have you DONE the experiment yourself?
The monitor 02 version has a power supply built in which must be an upgrade from taking the power from the usb connection which I assume the 01 does as I can't see any power cable in the photos of the unit, also the 02 version includes a headphone amp which may be useful for some installations with connections for low and high sensitivity headphones, the output is rather limited 50mw but should be ok for sensitive not too load demanding headphones, and the box is a little better, the only downside I can see is the price which is around double that of the 01, however the price is still relatively cheap, its presently showing on a ebay site for around £100 (UK pounds), anyone tried one of these yet?