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post #61 of 642
With a good external power supply the teralink x2 have an excellent improving.
The booming bass disappear everything is more clear and natural
The USB power is not at all advisable.
Ciao
post #62 of 642
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Originally Posted by gattari View Post
With a good external power supply the teralink x2 have an excellent improving.
The booming bass disappear everything is more clear and natural
The USB power is not at all advisable.
Ciao
I used it with an external linear regulated PSU the whole time and I still noticed the loose bass and the (oft times) excessive bloom in the lower midrange. It proved to be a pleasant effect with some headphones but I couldn't live with it in the long run.
post #63 of 642
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Originally Posted by Shahrose View Post
I used it with an external linear regulated PSU the whole time and I still noticed the loose bass and the (oft times) excessive bloom in the lower midrange. It proved to be a pleasant effect with some headphones but I couldn't live with it in the long run.
Took a peek at your profile. I was hoping that you might have tried the Musiland 02 for transport(what I am using atm). Did you buy a computer with Windows 7 or uprade?
I just upgraded to 7 Ultimate today after doing some listening and it is an improvement for my system.
Did you notice a pretty substantial improvement when you started using the hiface?
Please excuse all the seemingly random questions. I value your opinion here.
post #64 of 642
Thread Starter 
Hi,

We seem to be getting different results, so perhaps ppl can clarify what driver, what psu, what output (iis, spdif+bnc or spdif+rca or spdif+opt), and even perhaps what OS, usb cable and what DAC. It'll certainly be more informative and helpful for anyone trying to follow this.....

cheers

Quote:
Originally Posted by gattari View Post
With a good external power supply the teralink x2 have an excellent improving.
The booming bass disappear everything is more clear and natural
The USB power is not at all advisable.
Ciao
post #65 of 642
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Originally Posted by digger945 View Post
Took a peek at your profile. I was hoping that you might have tried the Musiland 02 for transport(what I am using atm). Did you buy a computer with Windows 7 or uprade?
I just upgraded to 7 Ultimate today after doing some listening and it is an improvement for my system.
Did you notice a pretty substantial improvement when you started using the hiface?
Please excuse all the seemingly random questions. I value your opinion here.
Not a problem digger. In my haste, I updated my sig before I even received the hiFace. It's been 2 weeks since I ordered, but it will be another 2 weeks before tweekgeek can replenish their stock. I'll post some impressions in the hiFace threads when I receive mine.
I haven't tried the Musiland 02US unfortunately. I built my computer from scratch and installed Win7 Ultimate x64 from the very beginning. I did compare its SQ with that of Vista's and found no difference with bit-perfect or DS, but I did find it improved DS over Windows XP.

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Originally Posted by thoppa View Post
Hi,

We seem to be getting different results, so perhaps ppl can clarify what driver, what psu, what output (iis, spdif+bnc or spdif+rca or spdif+opt), and even perhaps what OS, usb cable and what DAC. It'll certainly be more informative and helpful for anyone trying to follow this.....

cheers
I used SPDIF+RCA, default drivers (and tried ploytec ASIO), 20 inch belkin USB cable, 1.5ft BJC Belden 1694 RCA coaxial cable, Win7 x64, y2 DAC maxed built by MisterX, Rockhopper M^3 amp + Sigma11 PSU with AD8610 opamps (and others...check profile), HD800/HE-5/HD650/PX100/KSC75 (and HF-2/MS-2/ESW9 briefly) and a linear regulator of a brand I can't recall at the moment (but it's quite beefy/heavy).
post #66 of 642

New driver works - impressions

Hi Tom,

thanks for sending the Tenor ASIO driver to me. I installed it in my Asus EEE-PC (WinXP SP3) without any problems. I'm using foobar 1.0 with Asio4All, and also the new driver is recognized by foobar as well. My Netbook is connected via 5m USB (Clicktronic) to the TeraLink X2, which is connected via Toslink-Cable to the Optical-In of my DAC (Valab 4395 Platinum)

Now the question of all questions: How does it sound?

In comparison to Asio4All the Tenor-ASIO-Driver improves two aspects of the sound: The soundstage is wider and the bass-range sounds cleaner, more detailed. Concerning midrange and treble I didn't noticed any difference regarding tonal aspects. So the Tenor ASIO driver is clearly my favourite driver.

Additionally some remarks to the TeraLink X2:

1.) I compared between the configuration 5m USB-cable connecting Netbook with TeraLInk and the configuration little USB adapter (one end: USB Type A the other end: USB Type B) which is the connecting link between Netbook and TeraLink (that means without using a USB cable). Result: No audible difference. This was important for me, so I can use the 5m USB-Cable without the risk of less sound quality. I need the cable in order to have the Netbook at my listening place (it's my remote control with integrated display ).

2.) I compared the two Outputs from TeraLink (SPDIF and Toslink) connecting to my DAC. Result: The Toslink sounds a bit smoother, the SPDIF a bit more edgy/sharp in the higher midrange. I don't know, which is the better sound quality from an "objective" point of view, but I find the Toslink more pleasant for me.

The next thing I planned is to make some tests with external power (rechargeable battery-pack 12V) since there are some comments about the improvement by not using the USB powersource (e.g. gattari).

So far for now.

Cheers
Fujak
post #67 of 642
I found it quite preferable to use the toslink output with teralinx x2, I usually do not like toslink, but in this case I had a better impression.
Thoppa have you the new drv for win seven? Thanks
post #68 of 642
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gattari View Post
I found it quite preferable to use the toslink output with teralinx x2, I usually do not like toslink, but in this case I had a better impression.
Thoppa have you the new drv for win seven? Thanks
Yes, I have a new Win7 driver. I had to delete my pms so pls pm me again and I'll send it to you.

If you can guys, try the iis - I definitely think it is better.

I'll be trying a 9v battery at some point to see if this improves things.
post #69 of 642
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Originally Posted by thoppa View Post
Yes, I have a new Win7 driver. I had to delete my pms so pls pm me again and I'll send it to you.

If you can guys, try the iis - I definitely think it is better.

I'll be trying a 9v battery at some point to see if this improves things.
I send you an email
post #70 of 642
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

Thought you'd like to know the driver works with Win 7 32 bit, even though it says it is a Vista driver during install. I think it needs a reboot after install and then change the default device for Windows to something else to bypass the Windows volume control.

cheers
post #71 of 642

Dropouts at 96KHz via Toslink

Hi all,

I experienced, if I'm playing files at 96KHz/24bit while TeraLink X2 is connected to my DAC (Valab 4395 Platinum) via Toslink I notice dropouts and clicks, while the LED for lock indicating is flickering synchronously to the clicks. It seems, as if either the Toslink-Transmitter of the TeraLink would be too weak or the Toslink-Receiver in the Valab in the DAC is not sensitive enough. If I connect TeraLink X2 via SPDIF (Coax) to my DAC, everything works well. Btw: I tried several optical cables with same result.

Did any of you guys have experiences playing 96KHz/24bit Files connecting TeraDac via Toslink? I want to find out, which unit causes the dropouts TeraLink or my DAC.

@gattari: since you have the same DAC I count on you

Cheers
Fujak
post #72 of 642
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Originally Posted by Fujak View Post
Hi all,

I experienced, if I'm playing files at 96KHz/24bit while TeraLink X2 is connected to my DAC (Valab 4395 Platinum) via Toslink I notice dropouts and clicks, while the LED for lock indicating is flickering synchronously to the clicks. It seems, as if either the Toslink-Transmitter of the TeraLink would be too weak or the Toslink-Receiver in the Valab in the DAC is not sensitive enough. If I connect TeraLink X2 via SPDIF (Coax) to my DAC, everything works well. Btw: I tried several optical cables with same result.

Did any of you guys have experiences playing 96KHz/24bit Files connecting TeraDac via Toslink? I want to find out, which unit causes the dropouts TeraLink or my DAC.

@gattari: since you have the same DAC I count on you

Cheers
Fujak
Yes i have same glitch and dropouts with wasapi and kernel streaming (toslink), but if I use the asio I do not have any problem with the driver provided by thoppa. It is not problem of Valab Akm. If I use the musiland I don't have any dropouts with toslink at 96 khz-
Ciao
post #73 of 642
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Originally Posted by gattari View Post
Yes i have same glitch and dropouts with wasapi and kernel streaming (toslink), but if I use the asio I do not have any problem with the driver provided by thoppa. It is not problem of Valab Akm. If I use the musiland I don't have any dropouts with toslink at 96 khz-
Ciao
Thanks for your information. Since I'm also using the Tensor-Asio-Driver I guess the dropouts are related to the TeraLink X2 Toslink-Output (as I told: no problems at the SPDIF Output). May be the amount of data stream at 96/24 overcharges the Toslink-transmitter. Anyway, I just can put my mind at rest about the fact, that the reason for the dropouts is not the Valab-DAC.

Cheers
Fujak
post #74 of 642
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I think it is far more likely that you have too small a buffer in the ASIO driver, or perhaps a setting in Win7, than the toslink itself. What buffer size do you have ?

I used toslink for a 5metre run with 96/24 files w/o any of the problems you describe.

It could also be a faulty component/solder join. I'd contact the seller and ask him/her for a solution.
post #75 of 642
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gattari View Post
With a good external power supply the teralink x2 have an excellent improving.
The booming bass disappear everything is more clear and natural
The USB power is not at all advisable.
Ciao
Hi,

I've been using a 9V nimh battery and doing some listening tests. I can hear a very slight difference between the battery and laptop usb.

Overall, it's generally quite a small difference for me but the soundstage is slightly better (some things come forward a little and the background falls away more, and the stage seems a little wider), and the dynamics get a v slight 'boost' too. Female vocals seem to be a little smoother. It's very subtle and makes the usb seem just a little bit lazier/fuzzier by comparison.

On some tracks, however, the difference is less subtle and some upper mid vocals that were a bit too strong before have become more balanced and natural.

Overall, the difference is small but worth the effort, which is minimal.

Unfortunately, a 250mAH battery only lasts just over an hour before it starts to 'drop out'. The sound just cuts for a moment and then comes back again for about 10 seconds before it drops out again just for a moment. So a battery like this is not really practical.
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