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post #3301 of 4069
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Originally Posted by rictee View Post

Do you know if the DI-PSU would suffice?

Don't know but I would guess yes

post #3302 of 4069
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Originally Posted by tubesound View Post

 

Well, when Kingwa debuted his TE8802 stuff, he claimed he compared a few USB receiver chips and found TE8802 is superior to XMOS.

When was this? I don't recall him ever comparing it to XMOS. He would have to be deaf not to hear the superiority of even the reference design XMOS over the TE8802.

post #3303 of 4069
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Originally Posted by somestranger26 View Post

When was this? I don't recall him ever comparing it to XMOS. He would have to be deaf not to hear the superiority of even the reference design XMOS over the TE8802.

 

 

when did you make such a comparison?

post #3304 of 4069

We have got the demo and sign the NDA in Nov. 2011.

They have some lot chips model but this is the best one of them.

The demo have I2S output pins and SPDIF which is easy for the test.

 


Edited by Kingwa - 9/18/12 at 11:28pm
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Somestranger26 have you listened to the USB32? I think it is great. What makes you think the Xmos is better than the usb32?

My Master 7 sounds better via the USB32 input than my Audiophilleo 1 with external PSU or my M2Tech EVO with external clock and battery PSU.

I am hoping there will be a Master series Digital Interface based on the usb32 with I2S and AES/EBU outputs

Regards

Macrog
Edited by macrog - 9/18/12 at 11:56pm
post #3306 of 4069
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Originally Posted by Kingwa View Post

We have got the demo and sign the NDA in Nov. 2011.

They have some lot chips model but this is the best one of them.

The demo have I2S output pins and SPDIF which is easy for the test.

 

 

 


Was the TE8802 better?

Also, will you release a USB-32 upgrade module for those who have troubles with TE8802 Digital Interface?

post #3307 of 4069
Originally Posted by macrog View Post

...My Master 7 sounds better via the USB32 input than my Audiophilleo 1 with external PSU or my M2Tech EVO with external clock and battery PSU.
I am hoping there will be a Master series Digital Interface based on the usb32 with I2S and AES/EBU outputs...

 

Yes, USB32 seems pretty good (based on initial USB32 vs. audiophilleo2 comparisons on NFB-11.32).

 

+1 for Master Digital Interface

post #3308 of 4069
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Originally Posted by macrog View Post

Somestranger26 have you listened to the USB32? I think it is great. What makes you think the Xmos is better than the usb32?
My Master 7 sounds better via the USB32 input than my Audiophilleo 1 with external PSU or my M2Tech EVO with external clock and battery PSU.
I am hoping there will be a Master series Digital Interface based on the usb32 with I2S and AES/EBU outputs
Regards
Macrog

Wow, you have the Master-7. Can you describe the sound of it? How does it compare with other DAC, e.g., Ref7.1? Great to know USB-32 is better than AP1, that's a really BIG statement.

post #3309 of 4069
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Originally Posted by macrog View Post

Somestranger26 have you listened to the USB32? I think it is great. What makes you think the Xmos is better than the usb32?
My Master 7 sounds better via the USB32 input than my Audiophilleo 1 with external PSU or my M2Tech EVO with external clock and battery PSU.
I am hoping there will be a Master series Digital Interface based on the usb32 with I2S and AES/EBU outputs
Regards
Macrog

 

Damn that sounds pretty impressive - so thats better than AP1 with AQVOX and no galvanic isolation (I don't like galvanic isolation before the USB input)?  

 

That would put it ahead of XMOS reference designs such as in W4S DAC2 etc. as with some of those designs people seem to prefer using external USB transports.  Sounds promising, USB transports are good but the SPDIF-I2S conversion is only so accurate in terms of jitter performance if you check the specs, so there are potentially scenarios where built in USB-I2S like in the Master 7 etc. could bet better.

post #3310 of 4069
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Originally Posted by kr0gg View Post

when did you make such a comparison?

I own both and have compared. There's no point really, since my V-Link 192 is in another league.

 

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Originally Posted by macrog View Post

Somestranger26 have you listened to the USB32? I think it is great. What makes you think the Xmos is better than the usb32?

No, but the advantage the USB32 has is likely due to it having a direct USB-to-I2S connection internally. I'm a bit surprised that you say there's such a difference, but eliminating SPDIF from the equation is a huge advantage. Just a hunch that it's better than USB32 if you had them both connected the same way, so enjoy.

post #3311 of 4069
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Originally Posted by JulioCat2 View Post

 

Here is a cheap option with discrete clocks  http://www.ebay.com/itm/130761977032?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

Interesting!!! looking at the picture of the PCB, it has two XO (means separated 44.1KHz and 48KHz sample rate multiplier) and also has I2S connection holes for direct I2S out...

post #3312 of 4069
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Originally Posted by somestranger26 View Post

I own both and have compared. There's no point really, since my V-Link 192 is in another league.

 

 


well, imho, the only reason to get DI is its DSP.

as i see, you you've got a DI without it, so it's not a fair comparison.

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I feel the DI-DSP is at least as good as the AP2 I had, then again both were only subtly better than optical out from my computer card (I have the DSP-1 in my Ref-8 though).

post #3314 of 4069
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Originally Posted by kr0gg View Post


well, imho, the only reason to get DI is its DSP.

as i see, you you've got a DI without it, so it's not a fair comparison.


confused.gif How is that the only reason to get it? The original DI had DSP and I never used it. Kingwa himself said it makes hardly any difference unless upsampling which is down to preference.

 

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Originally Posted by dw1narso View Post

Interesting!!! looking at the picture of the PCB, it has two XO (means separated 44.1KHz and 48KHz sample rate multiplier) and also has I2S connection holes for direct I2S out...

This would be MUCH better if you want to go the DIY route like attaching an I2S cable: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digital-source/188902-xmos-based-asynchronous-usb-i2s-interface.html


Edited by somestranger26 - 9/19/12 at 3:04pm
post #3315 of 4069
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Originally Posted by macrog View Post
 
I am hoping there will be a Master series Digital Interface based on the usb32 with I2S and AES/EBU outputs
Regards
Macrog

That is what I am waiting for.

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