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post #1 of 4088
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Seen this on Audio-gd's website today, not entirely sure what the purpose of this device is, but it certainly looks interesting.

 

Edit1: Looks like it's a USB to Coax converter. No technical details known yet.

 

USB1.jpg

 

USB2.jpg

 

USB4.jpg

 

USB6.jpg

 

USB7.jpg

 

USB8.jpg

 

USB3.jpg

 


Edited by reiserFS - 7/4/10 at 5:35pm
post #2 of 4088

Looks like a USB to coax converter?

post #3 of 4088

it's a converter.  usb to coaxial.

it's meant to compete with the m2tech hiface.

 

this should be very interesting.  as i just bought a stagedac, and will next be upgrading from usb audio to coaxial.  but need something like this in order to do so...

 

awesome.

i hope when kingwa is done testing that it's all good...

 

thanks for sharing!!!

post #4 of 4088
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Originally Posted by TheWuss View Post

it's a converter.  usb to coaxial.

it's meant to compete with the m2tech hiface.

 

this should be very interesting.  as i just bought a stagedac, and will next be upgrading from usb audio to coaxial.  but need something like this in order to do so...

 

awesome.

i hope when kingwa is done testing that it's all good...

 

thanks for sharing!!!


You're most welcome. I'll be keeping an eye on this as well to see how well it competes with the m2tech hiface.

post #5 of 4088

I wonder how well this DSP3 performs and if it could perform better with some clean power provided by LiFePO4 batteries.


Edited by punk_guy182 - 7/3/10 at 9:45am
post #6 of 4088

Just wonder if it is using Asynchronous USB mode or using normal USB mode with DSP to correct any jitter problem.

 

Moreover, duno if it's performance will be affected by the DC power supply and whether a good DC power supply will be available as an option.

post #7 of 4088

I just saw this.... what's the coax in for?

 

Is it a DAC too?

post #8 of 4088

one of the purpose is probably for guys like me who bought a ref8 without the usb but want to use usb to connect to a laptop or even a pc.

post #9 of 4088

Should be for Upsampling ...

 

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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post

I just saw this.... what's the coax in for?

 

Is it a DAC too?



 

post #10 of 4088
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Originally Posted by nlhk View Post

Just wonder if it is using Asynchronous USB mode or using normal USB mode with DSP to correct any jitter problem.

 

Moreover, duno if it's performance will be affected by the DC power supply and whether a good DC power supply will be available as an option.



I strongly believe that there is going to be a difference when using a good DC power supply or the USB powered mode.

post #11 of 4088

At the bottom of the page it says: "Now we are burning both our USBface and hiFace, once we finished burn in, we will compare their sound level.  If our USBface sound worst, we will kill it."

 

Sounds right to me. ;) Hopefully they are onto something though. sp70.

post #12 of 4088

any release Date & price Information?

post #13 of 4088

Release date is next month or at least 4 weeks if they find that the USBface sounds better than the hiFace.

post #14 of 4088

It already has a terrific built in DC PSU, look carefully at the internal shots. The question is will it be better than the battery powered JKeny HiFace as PG rightly contends ?...Then again the HIFace does not have the DSP1....if this unit is 24/96 async to boot it could be a really good to possibly great alternative. The cool thing is the added connectivity it affords. This unit should be very good depending on the hardware (USB config).

 

Kingwa never ceases to amaze me.....

 

Who will be testing this box ? Anyone know yet ?

 

Peete.

post #15 of 4088

Do you think Kingwa will present a totally complete product only to make a test?? I think they already made all the test they can, in a pre production product.


Edited by JulioCat2 - 7/3/10 at 1:49pm
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