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post #616 of 1479

lol.  I still need to install the darn thing.

post #617 of 1479

Meh, IMO just stick with mkI ;)

post #618 of 1479
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Originally Posted by The Monkey View Post

 

 

 

Thanks for the links.  Makes me start to regret getting the PWD.  I just want something that ******* works.

 

Quoted from Paul:

April 26

 

. . . there will always be differences of opinion and certainly we

cannot fix that - nor would we want to - however, we believe the

SQ issue is something we can start to control. The idea would

be the optimize the compilation code - because we believe the

changes we're hearing happen when we compile the code into

assembly language. By optimizing the compilation process we

can minimize the software jitter - and when we minimize software

jitter, it must sound better.

 

April 27

 

We just have to figure out how to measure the software jitter - and

I think we now have an idea of how to do that.

 

May 7

 

I believe we've made progress and had a possible breakthrough

this evening thanks to a visiting engineer who gave us a possible

simple solution. Our chief engineer Bob is on it probably next

week - this week we have to spend a lot of time with the engineer

we've hired to help - but I think we're on to something that should

allow the compiler to maximize sound quality on a consistent basis.

It's a subject near and dear to our hearts and we're working to get

closer - I think we're nearly there.

 

May 9

 

I think we figured it out, still working on the final details.

 

 

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Original thread - http://www.psaudio.com/forum/#/discussion/3290/mkii-review-just-posted/p1

post #619 of 1479

Hi!

In the near future I would like to buy a PWD MKII. But there is another option: Bladelius Embla. Is here anybody who compared them?

post #620 of 1479

sure, a $9000 polish unit with questionable distribution in the states, everyone is running out to do the comparison blink.gif

post #621 of 1479
I think I would rather not compare to anymore DAC's. The exception would be attending audio meets and discussing with other head-fiers on sound signature per DAC. I'm so happy to hear music in one of the best ways possible. Why use more money and time to compare other DAC's if you already enjoy what's in front of you? Don't answer that. The point is, PerfectWave DAC is that extraordinary.
Edited by gzone3lement - 5/17/12 at 12:49am
post #622 of 1479
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gzone3lement View Post

I think I would rather not compare to anymore DAC's. The exception would be attending audio meets and discussing with other head-fiers on sound signature per DAC. I'm so happy to hear music in one of the best ways possible. Why use more money and time to compare other DAC's if you already enjoy what's in front of you? Don't answer that. The point is, PerfectWave DAC is that extraordinary.

 

X2, plus not sure how much more I need to spend to give me a big jump other than different sound signature.

post #623 of 1479

What is the PWD's output voltage from the analog outputs (XLR and RCAs)? Thank you.

post #624 of 1479
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

What is the PWD's output voltage from the analog outputs (XLR and RCAs)? Thank you.

 

Set to '100' (max) the unbalanced output voltage is 2.8v. This is doubled to 5.6v when using the balanced XLR outputs.

post #625 of 1479
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Originally Posted by GMF2010 View Post

 

Set to '100' (max) the unbalanced output voltage is 2.8v. This is doubled to 5.6v when using the balanced XLR outputs.


Thanks! Is the XLR output adjustable (I'd like to reduce it)? How easy is this to do? Best to you.

post #626 of 1479
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post


Thanks! Is the XLR output adjustable (I'd like to reduce it)? How easy is this to do? Best to you.

yes, use touch console or am iDevice.  The output level is the same for balanced and unbalanced out.

post #627 of 1479
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post


Thanks! Is the XLR output adjustable (I'd like to reduce it)? How easy is this to do? Best to you.

Not only is it adjustable, it can be controlled via the remote control.

post #628 of 1479
Thread Starter 
Oh the remote, I never used it and totally forget about it.
post #629 of 1479

That's great. I found out that on the Zodiac Antelope Gold you need to fiddle with a trimpot and a voltmeter (not a show-stopper, but a convenience thing).

And many DACs don't allow changes at all. Thanks for the quick info.

post #630 of 1479
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

That's great. I found out that on the Zodiac Antelope Gold you need to fiddle with a trimpot and a voltmeter (not a show-stopper, but a convenience thing).

And many DACs don't allow changes at all. Thanks for the quick info.

Some DAC like Wadia have both. You have internal switches and volume control with the remote. The reason for this is because the volume control is in the digital domain and according to Wadia if you take the volume under 86 resolution start to be affected. The internal switches are to match the output voltage of the DAC as close to the input required in your pre-amp or amp then the digital volume control is used for fine tuning keeping it between 86 and 100.

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