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post #3421 of 4041
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Originally Posted by rhythmic_impulse View Post

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!

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post #3422 of 4041

Someone tried TeraDak PSU with DI?

 

http://www.teradak.com/en/product_view.asp?ID=209

post #3423 of 4041

Will the DI-V3 work with a Squeezebox Touch (EDO mod) without any drivers to be installed?
 

post #3424 of 4041

According to this list https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AqiK6WHnz5FHdEtlalVRb29pX3N2WXhfMlAzNmFMZnc it does ( it has the VIA VT1731 controller )

post #3425 of 4041

does anyone know if DI v3 works with Win8 and USB3.0 ?

 

as i don't have usb2.0 currently.

post #3426 of 4041
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Originally Posted by scorpionro View Post

According to this list https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AqiK6WHnz5FHdEtlalVRb29pX3N2WXhfMlAzNmFMZnc it does ( it has the VIA VT1731 controller )

 

Thanks! Kingwa told me yes but also told me to inquire in this forum.

Wow, I didn't know about this list. Well you can add the Stello DA100 Signature (AKM AK4395 chip) to that list 'cause I have one that works perfectly with EDO out of the SBT.

post #3427 of 4041
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Originally Posted by colour97 View Post

just got mine usb-power yesterday, i second your impression. and easy to blow away logitech touch.

no annoying drop out issue 

'and easy to blow away logitech touch'

 

Ehhh.... what does that mean exactly?

post #3428 of 4041

DI will not use the power from USB cable, to avoid noise from the source, if we use a PSU?

post #3429 of 4041

guys!

those of you who have DI v3 - could you please check how it works with USB3 ?

(i'm mostly interested in compatibility with Texas Instruments usb controller, but any info would be nice)

post #3430 of 4041

Works fine with NEC (Renesas)

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Originally Posted by kr0gg View Post

guys!

those of you who have DI v3 - could you please check how it works with USB3 ?

(i'm mostly interested in compatibility with Texas Instruments usb controller, but any info would be nice)

post #3431 of 4041

Works out of my 2012 MacBook Air without issue.

post #3432 of 4041

I'm keen on impressions of DIv3 compared to DI-DSP through USB input. Anyone?

post #3433 of 4041

V3 sounds slightly better- seems to have a blacker background. Probably placebo. I still use my DSP TE8022 version for upsampling an old CD player via my little Fiio D03K dac. It adds air and depth to the sound at the cost of a slight brightness.

post #3434 of 4041
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Originally Posted by scorpionro View Post

According to this list https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AqiK6WHnz5FHdEtlalVRb29pX3N2WXhfMlAzNmFMZnc it does ( it has the VIA VT1731 controller )

 

In the notes column on this list it's mentioned that "kernel #4 working in asynchronous mode" meaning that for the EDO mod to work in async mode with the VT1731 chip you have to install kernel #4.

Anybody has an idea of how to get the kernel #4? Anyone tried this?

post #3435 of 4041
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Originally Posted by SebastianL View Post

 

In the notes column on this list it's mentioned that "kernel #4 working in asynchronous mode" meaning that for the EDO mod to work in async mode with the VT1731 chip you have to install kernel #4.

Anybody has an idea of how to get the kernel #4? Anyone tried this?

 

My new NFB-27 came with the firmware #4 already installed. It did not work properly with the Squeezebox Touch. I just got heavily distorted sound (as if the USB receiver was mixing data from left & right channels. Hard to describe but a total mess). I could get it to work only once on several trials and it stopped working after I turn the light off (which always stopped the playback for few seconds with this firmware!?).

 

I switched back to firmware #3 and everything works fine (the playback still stops when I turn the light off sometimes, but much less often :D)

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