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post #991 of 1494
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Originally Posted by m2man View Post


I'm using BubbleUpnp on a Droid for the client controller. I haven't found an iPhone program that is anywhere close to useful.
I use iSedora for a server. I haven't restarted it once or had any problems with it.
The PWD Bridge disappears from the net occasionally (the client ends up picking a different renderer), and then eventually hangs. 24hrs is the longest I've made it I think. Bah humbug those software people!
A MacBook Air is awfully tempting. I could at least drag my whole music collection around with one of those. And I could search, sort, have album art, gapless playback, etc. I'm re-talking myself into it as I type....

So pretty much any kind of server option ends up being clunky, that is, if you get it to work at all. 

post #992 of 1494
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

People were pissed off about it on the PSA forums. Paul kept on promising gapless, and then realized it couldn't be done without cheating / resorting to special code. The anger has since subsided. I mean, what can you do about it?


I heard that PS Audio are planning on getting a virtual sound card working to support gapless play?

post #993 of 1494
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Originally Posted by gzone3lement View Post


I heard that PS Audio are planning on getting a virtual sound card working to support gapless play?

True. But it works like standard sound card / DAC and eliminates the benefits of UPNP.

post #994 of 1494

I have not seen much information on the Preamp section of the PWD 2.

 

I am considering buying one of these but am concerned about the "digital" volume control.

 

Doesn't digital attenuation damage sound?   I would appreciate some comments from owners as to how the preamp fares.

post #995 of 1494

You can go down to 40/100 on the PWD2 before it matters.  The gain of the amp and headphones/speakers used will determine whether that's good enough.  For the LCD-2 I use attenuators so I can keep the PWD2 up in the 60+ range.

post #996 of 1494

I may wait for the PWD lll.   Analogue volume control must be the next improvement in line.

post #997 of 1494

Passive pre can be had for ~$100 so I don't see a reason to wait for PS to put it inside ;)  The joke is most buyers would balk at the idea of a pot in their DAC /facepalm

post #998 of 1494

I would like one in mine.  That's why I'm also looking at the Mytek 192 DSD DAC - Analog volume control.

post #999 of 1494

Why you guys keep worrying about a volume control for your DAC? You still need a pre-amp so you have a place to plug in your turntable wink.gif

post #1000 of 1494

There will be no analog pots in the P-Dac Room. Holla.


Edited by Kirosia - 1/27/13 at 12:55pm
post #1001 of 1494
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Originally Posted by Todd R View Post

Why you guys keep worrying about a volume control for your DAC? You still need a pre-amp so you have a place to plug in your turntable wink.gif

 

 

What the heck is a turntable..wink_face.gif

post #1002 of 1494

In general, what is the best way to maximize resolution (or minimize resolution loss) with the volume controls of the PWD, an amp, and a digital media player?

 

Is it best to keep the amp and digital media player's volumes maxed out, and use the PWD to control the volume?  Or is it best to keep the PWD's volume fixed (at 50? 60?) and adjust the volume using the amp, even if that means the amp's volume never goes above 9:00 or so?

post #1003 of 1494
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Originally Posted by dj nellie View Post

In general, what is the best way to maximize resolution (or minimize resolution loss) with the volume controls of the PWD, an amp, and a digital media player?

 

Is it best to keep the amp and digital media player's volumes maxed out, and use the PWD to control the volume?  Or is it best to keep the PWD's volume fixed (at 50? 60?) and adjust the volume using the amp, even if that means the amp's volume never goes above 9:00 or so?

 

What I would do is leave everything at max volume (resolution) and use the last device in the chain to control the volume. IMO, that would help minimize any further losses from cabling, power, etc as the signal moves through your system.

post #1004 of 1494

If your amp has volume control - most likely analog if it does.  IMO it would be better to use that.  On my headphone amps all with volume control I keep the PWD2 maxed out at 100 and control the volume with my headphone amps pot.

 

In the caes of my power amp that has no volume control I have to use the PWD2s volume control or get a pre amp.  

post #1005 of 1494
It's not a good idea to use the volume under 75.
I can easily hear the losing of details, and soundstage reduction, especially under 50  ...
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