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post #16 of 4088
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Originally Posted by Pricklely Peete View Post

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.


I'm new to Kingwa.  What is the DSP1?  Is this just a converter like the HiFace?

 

Also it looks like the BNC is wired in parallel to the RCA jack, so I don't know what advantage it's going to have over the RCA?

 

@pg182:  Come on, don't you think they already know how they're going to play the results of their "test"? 

 

USG

post #17 of 4088
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I'm new to Kingwa.  What is the DSP1?  Is this just a converter like the HiFace?

 

Also it looks like the BNC is wired in parallel to the RCA jack, so I don't know what advantage it's going to have over the RCA?

 

@pg182:  Come on, don't you think they already know how they're going to play the results of their "test"?

 

USG


  The DSP1 is their own Digital Sound Processor. Not sure where they use it as well.
 


Edited by reiserFS - 7/3/10 at 1:56pm
post #18 of 4088
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@pg182:  Come on, don't you think they already know how they're going to play the results of their "test"?

 

USG

 

No need to argue about this, it's obvious a customer's opinion has less vested interest than a company's opinion. Even if audio-gd says they like the usbface better it is the consumer's responsibility to find out, not trust the words of competing companies. The only thing that was meant by audio-gd is that they will not sell the usbface if they aren't happy about it.

post #19 of 4088
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  The DSP1 is their own Digital Sound Processor. Not sure where they use it as well.

 


Do you know what it does?

 

USG

post #20 of 4088

This is hilarious! Imaging if someone like Bose would put a Sennheiser HD800 on their website and say that they're doing a comparison so stay tuned.

 

I'll give props to Kingwa though if he publicly admits that HiFace > USBFace. At the very least, he could have chosen an original name. Its not as complicated as using CAST technology from Krell.

post #21 of 4088

I think that they will test it first with selected chinese customers and If the product is popular then he will sell it to all customers IMO.

 

@Peete

 

I haven't received my hiface jkeny mod yet and I can't wait to try it out. Once I get it, I'll let you try it out.

Some people have reported that the BNC plug outputs 50ohm and not 75ohm by looking at the pictures of the internals of the USBface. What do you think? Are all Audio-GD BNC outputs or inputs 50ohms?


Edited by punk_guy182 - 7/3/10 at 3:37pm
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I'll give props to Kingwa though if he publicly admits that HiFace > USBFace. At the very least, he could have chosen an original name.


He has done that before and he has recommended the hiface to Audio-GD customers. Probably not on his Audio-GD website but at least in emails.

As for the name, yeah it is not very catchy, or original but you have to understand that his english is not very good. Maybe you could recommend him a better name because I know that he is open to comments and suggestions.

 

Peace!

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Originally Posted by gevorg View Post

This is hilarious! Imaging if someone like Bose would put a Sennheiser HD800 on their website and say that they're doing a comparison so stay tuned.

 

I'll give props to Kingwa though if he publicly admits that HiFace > USBFace. At the very least, he could have chosen an original name. Its not as complicated as using CAST technology from Krell.


Krell did not invent CAST they licensed it from a Japanese outfit ( I think, although it might have already been public domain by that point). That is why the outputs on the back of the A-gd DAC's that use ACSS tech are labeled SATRI. That is the original name for current transmission topology.

 

Peete.


Edited by Pricklely Peete - 7/3/10 at 4:13pm
post #24 of 4088
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Originally Posted by upstateguy View Post




I'm new to Kingwa.  What is the DSP1?  Is this just a converter like the HiFace?

 

Also it looks like the BNC is wired in parallel to the RCA jack, so I don't know what advantage it's going to have over the RCA?

 

@pg182:  Come on, don't you think they already know how they're going to play the results of their "test"?

 

USG


It's very sophisticated processor that is used for HD signal transmission/processing. It does so many things that to list them all would take me an hour. Kingwa uses just a fraction of it's power but puts it to good use for the application it's intended for.

 

It's called the Alterra Cyclone II....go to the Alterra website and look up it's info. It's quite a steep technical read but you will get enough useful info form the pages to form a pretty decent picture of what it can do. It's interesting to note that Denon uses the same chip in their 39XX/59XX series DVDP's to process video and likely audio. I came across that by accident when I had a look under the hood of the 3910 DVDP I have.

 

Peete.

post #25 of 4088
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Originally Posted by punk_guy182 View Post

I think that they will test it first with selected chinese customers and If the product is popular then he will sell it to all customers IMO.

 

@Peete

 

I haven't received my hiface jkeny mod yet and I can't wait to try it out. Once I get it, I'll let you try it out.

Some people have reported that the BNC plug outputs 50ohm and not 75ohm by looking at the pictures of the internals of the USBface. What do you think? Are all Audio-GD BNC outputs or inputs 50ohms?

 

 

Hi PG,

 

I'm not really interested in USB but thanks just the same, however I really do appreciate the thoughtful gesture M !!!. The BNC connectors on the CD7 and the RE1 are Canare 75 ohm. Now you know why I swapped out the stock stranded SPC wire for the Illumati COAX (the discussion in the other thread about correct termination all the way through etc).
 

post #26 of 4088

Nice, I hope Kingwa will also implement this within his DACs, replacing the current USB input, so that we won't need an external box anymore.

post #27 of 4088

Any pricing indication?

post #28 of 4088

<USD200, probably as cheap/expensive as the hiface

post #29 of 4088
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Originally Posted by noinimod View Post

<USD200, probably as cheap/expensive as the hiface



I think this is a good guess.

 

Indeed it is a shrink down version of RE3.

 

RE3 is a bit expensive, so KingWa produce a scale down with minimal functions.

 

post #30 of 4088

Wish it had AES.

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