My apologies to all who may have been waiting for my update. Been really busy on a shoot so hardly had time to have a propere listening session. Originally intended to give an impression of the DI-V3s against the DI-V1 in the DAC19DSP (with the PMD-100 mod as well as the DSP-1) and FUN.
Here's a quick note:
Details are much clearer. Low level details and especially ambiance of the recording are much in evidence. The DI-V1, even with the Tentlabs clock upgrade, is like heavy blanket covering the sonic perspective. The DI-V3s is like an open window.
The initial warmth-like nature of the DI-V3 seems to have opened up. It's sound more neutral now.
Instrumental timbres definitely have better body and textures. I can hear the cymbals as real cymbals, with a metallic body and a slight overhang in the air of the crash (for want of a better description). Piano and violin sound fantastic.
I am using it with the DI-V1 PSU but powering through a Wireworld Starlight seems to seems to add a layer of warmth. Prefer it with the PSU.
In Windows, Using driver version V1.20 gives me ASIO playback but V1.22 for some reason ASIO is playing but there's no sound from the DAC. Probably a DAC issue. WASAPI works great on all driver versions.
Works great in MAC. Although I have to switch it to 24 bit instead of 32 bit in the audio and Midi control panel before there's any sound from the DAC.
This is just a brief note as I am on a shoot and am writing this off as I remembered them. Hopefully I'll be able to provide a better description of my experience with the DI-V3s soon. So far, I am very happy with it and there are no issue with driver crashing or clicks or pops or drop-outs on my system.
And yes, I definitely enjoyed listening to music streaming from my PC via the DI-V3s to the DAC19DSP. Real musicality.
Thank you for the review!