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post #1561 of 1567

Did anyone try MKII's HDMI connection? I bought an Audio gd DI a couple of weeks ago to use with the MKII's HDMI/I2S connection but it doesn't work.

post #1562 of 1567

Likely a different pin out than Audio-GD gear given there is no standard.

post #1563 of 1567
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Originally Posted by dahan View Post

Did anyone try MKII's HDMI connection? I bought an Audio gd DI a couple of weeks ago to use with the MKII's HDMI/I2S connection but it doesn't work.

It's a different pin layout. If you can find a diagram/schematic they will wire it per that for free. I found a open source chart with everyone's layout but don't know if I would trust it. Contact ps audio.
post #1564 of 1567

I emailed Kingwa, and he said that the DI has same pin definition as the MKII, but he's not sure why it's not working. I may return the DI, and get OR5 instead.

post #1565 of 1567
Pinkfaun i2s looks interesting too, since I use a desktop as a source
post #1566 of 1567
And So does the Hydra Z. But when the price approaches (and with separate PS, exceeds) the used market price of the PWD2 I'd wonder whether it's worth the dough.
post #1567 of 1567

Back when I got the PWD2, I already had the AP2.  As long as you use Native X, and why wouldn't you, external sources don't make a difference.  Which is to say, the USB input once given the Native X treatment or toslink from the PC sound better than the AP2 without Native X.  And of course with Native X enabled they all sound the same since they all get buffered and reclocked by the PWD2.  Long story short, save your money for something else.

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