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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

There never was an issue.  Just a simple matter of the Mk1 and Mk2 not sounding that similar and some preferring the Mk1 while the rest of the world prefers the Mk2.  The only part that has changed over the life of the Mk2 is the screen and control board for the screen.  You might just be a Sabre person.  I am not wink.gif
Do any of the MKII updates change the sound?
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I'm sure the firmware changes have some effect on the process but I never noticed a change I could point to and say... that's the one.  Basically been about running the firmware with the least bugs for me.

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Thanks for clearing that up, Solude.

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PWD Mk I. upgraded to Mk II. are different than the Mk II. that were sold new.  I have some notes somewhere- but manufacturing site changed, etc.

 

There are things that I like about FW 2.02 better and things that I like about the newer FW better.  2.02 is more "natural/easygoing" up top but lacks some impact and seemingly, extension down low.  The newer firmware is more dynamic/lively but with HD800 & depending upon tubes I can find it edgy up top.  Will depend upon preferences and chain/transducers which FW you prefer.  I find more difference in FW than in filters.  

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Has anyone here tried the usb to i2s converters w/ there pwd mkii other than off-ramp?

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Originally Posted by CEE TEE View Post
 

There are things that I like about FW 2.02 better and things that I like about the newer FW better.  2.02 is more "natural/easygoing" up top but lacks some impact and seemingly, extension down low.  The newer firmware is more dynamic/lively but with HD800 & depending upon tubes I can find it edgy up top.

 

PSA has said that the big difference in the original 2.02/3 and the modern firmware is a streamline of the code and process time.  Ie. 2.02 had higher jitter which in turn means less focus,less immediate.  Jitter is one of the those interesting things in that high jitter is bad but small changes to relatively low jitter can fine tune focus and immediacy.  I like razor sharp edges to my music re-production, some may prefer fuzzier lines that are still distinct.

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