Please don't take it to seriously.. Do apologize me for my recent post
One question, is this official only for Centrance online shop or international affiliates/distributors as well ?
Not sure if you read my comments earlier? Have you guys considered adding 24/192 support for the DACport LX and DACport? I see this as the only flaw with your products now. Otherwise they are superb.
At this time we are not considering that. Maybe down the road a bit though. HiFi-M8 will be 24/192 compatible though.
We decided to keep it that way to stay competitive with all the new products coming out.
Well whenever that happens keep me posted. I may be in the market for an ugrade :). I'd rather have a pure DAC as I am using my Triad L3 with my IEMs.
It very well could be. If the unit wasn't getting enough power then I don't see why not. I also had noticed more dynamics once I plugged the unit into a consistent power source.
I just received my new DACport LX today.
I already had some cables, so my path may look a bit wierd:
I'm going Foobar --> DacPort LX (from powered USB hub) --> Monster MCL MST2FR Stereo 1/4 maale to dul RCA female --> Audioquest Mini3 RCA to 1/8 --> Meier Stepdance --> Beyerdynamic DT-990 Premium (250 Ohm).
Maybe I'm imagining things, but even coming from an iMod 5.5G I am still wowed by the sound. Bass is not necessarily deeper, but is more "there". Treble decay is fantastic. I have the HDTracks/Head-fi "Open your Ears" FLACs (24/96)) and I'm listening to "Gadamaylin" (Track 5), and for the first time I'm hearing that deep, almost sub-audbile rumbling at about 0:50. I had to open up foobar's oscilloscope just to make sure I was hearing music and not a flaw in the device. I've been listening for about 2 hours now, and its warm, but not hot, to the touch. I am really glad I purchased it, and now cannot wait until I get the Jazz from Meier and (hopefully) a pair of AHD-7000s that I think I just got on ebay. Of course, my kids may go without food this week, but......
One, probably stupid, question. If the input to the DAC is ostensibly 100% digital (and I have foobar's output set to the CEntrance), what is the volume in foobar doing and how does it affect the output. Isn't it just a bunch of 1s and 0s, or is it sending a setting to an adjustable gain in the LX?
If you are concerned about bit for bit playback try media monkey. Once set to bit for bit it will lock the volume control and that will need to be done via your amp (true bit for bit). WASAPI will be readily available on Media Monkey and you can install the ASIO plug in to have both options. I find ASIO to have more emphasis on treble while WASAPI is a bit more fun and has more warmth. Since my IEMs tend to have bass emphasis already I tend to stick with ASIO.
I am running on Windows XP now, which does not have WASAPI. WHen I get home tonight, I will set up my home Win 7 64 computer and see how that works. I downloaded CEntrance's drivers for the Dacport LX, which include an ASIO driver, and set foobar to play through the ASIO:Dacport and not the DS:Dacport. Now I can call up the control panel and see that the Sample rate that the Dacport LX is using is the same as the sample rate of the file. Using the DirectSound ouput, that isn't the case; the control panel always shows what I select, not what the music is. Does this mean that Windows is resampling as it sends to the LX?
Also, on this setting,whenever the sample rate of the input changes, there is a 3 to 5 second delay before foobar plays; as if it takes a few seconds for either foobar or the DACport LX to switch sampling rates. There is no delay when using Directsound (DS). This is still under WinXP for what it is worth.