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post #3601 of 3999
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Originally Posted by JuicyBruce View Post

I upgraded from V2 to V3 using the original V2 PSU. There was a bit of soldering involved to get it to play with the V3 (Kingwa sent a resistor) but I would pretty much say its essential.

Thanks for the input guys. 

So your saying it's an instantly recognisable upgrade?? 

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post #3602 of 3999

considering the price of DI-v3, the PSU has much lesser impact than the DI itself.

but comparing to the usual $500-$1000 usb-converter price bracket, the PSU is quite a good tweak well worth its price.

 

anyway, i should add that buying a Li-ion battery pack with separate charger (around $50) gives a little better results, though it's quite a pain to keep in mind charging it (a 5200mAh battery holds for around 6 hours).

post #3603 of 3999

The better power supply made a world of difference in my case which goes against another belief I had about digital audio.

The Li-ion battery i ordered arrived today ( http://r.ebay.com/SZQKnC ). If you are interested this one comes with the correct sized plug for the DI

I didnt notice a difference between this and the PSU to be honest which is a nod to the PSU I guess.

 

**edit

Something I did notice though using the PSU (which I am experiencing now) - after about 6 hours of being powered on my system starts to sound "hard" and unnatural which I did not detect using USB power. I just switched to battery and the sound did not change for the better. 

'Spose I need to power off the DAC while I have my lunch in future....


Edited by JuicyBruce - 3/11/13 at 11:36pm
post #3604 of 3999

i've got the same battery

got same observations about "hard" sounding. but i thought it was related to battery depletion and voltage drop.

it seems that i was wrong :)

post #3605 of 3999
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Originally Posted by customNuts View Post

Thanks for the input guys. 

So your saying it's an instantly recognisable upgrade?? 

 

yes, I would love to hear answers to this as well for the difference between V2 and V3.. thanks!

post #3606 of 3999

i've sold my DIv2 before getting Div3 because i was expecting it to be superior.

now, after i have the v3, i'm not sure that it's better. in fact, it seems that i enjoyed the di-dsp more.

not sure, though.

 

what i'm sure of is that in no way would i call the DIv3 significantly better.

post #3607 of 3999
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Originally Posted by kr0gg View Post

i've sold my DIv2 before getting Div3 because i was expecting it to be superior.

now, after i have the v3, i'm not sure that it's better. in fact, it seems that i enjoyed the di-dsp more.

not sure, though.

 

what i'm sure of is that in no way would i call the DIv3 significantly better.

 

Were you using upsampling with the V2?

 

Are most of your files 44.1/16 or 96/24?

post #3608 of 3999

i'm talking about un-upsampled DI-dsp (but, yes, i even had a Tentlabs XO for upsampling which gave the DI another level of SQ)

about 1/3 of my music is in 24/96

post #3609 of 3999
Quote:
Originally Posted by kr0gg View Post

i've sold my DIv2 before getting Div3 because i was expecting it to be superior.

now, after i have the v3, i'm not sure that it's better. in fact, it seems that i enjoyed the di-dsp more.

not sure, though.

 

what i'm sure of is that in no way would i call the DIv3 significantly better.

 

sorry to hear that, kr0gg.. but definitely your input in comparison between these 2 versions are important.. thanks..

 

hope to hear from more of those who had both experiences..

post #3610 of 3999

Once my software issue was resolved with the DIv2 I've been very happy with it.

post #3611 of 3999

i should add that i play music strictly through a dual-pc Jplay setup.

i have  a guess that DI-v3 could give MUCH better results if it would be possible to set its buffer lower than 256.

for example, in my setup DI-dsp easily worked with a buffer of 1 and 2

 

Kinwgwa said that he would contact VIA with such a request, but i highly doubt he will actually do it

post #3612 of 3999
I've just received my DI-V3S. I'm unable to install the driver on my win 7 computer. I've tried it on 2 computers and I keep getting the same error message at the end. I've followed all the steps and even used the supplied USB cable. I've written to Audio gd. Any help would be appreciated. Tks.

****SETUP LOG INITATED +DATE+3-15-2013+TIME+21:34:49
SETUP LOG: DATE 3-15-2013 TIME 21:34:51
Installed components :
None

Fail to Installed components :
Audio-gd USB Device Ver1.0
post #3613 of 3999

If users use the table computer, must connect the USB port on rear , don't connect the front USB ports .

Especial the DI with USB power supply.

post #3614 of 3999
I am using a laptop and I've tried all available USB ports, stock USB cable and other USB cables with no success. Laptop device manager does not even show the presence of the device. The blue led light is on, i.e. there is power. No luck so far.
post #3615 of 3999
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Originally Posted by Mr G View Post

I've just received my DI-V3S. I'm unable to install the driver on my win 7 computer. I've tried it on 2 computers and I keep getting the same error message at the end. I've followed all the steps and even used the supplied USB cable. I've written to Audio gd. Any help would be appreciated. Tks.

****SETUP LOG INITATED +DATE+3-15-2013+TIME+21:34:49
SETUP LOG: DATE 3-15-2013 TIME 21:34:51
Installed components :
None

Fail to Installed components :
Audio-gd USB Device Ver1.0


same issue with me, finally worked for me.  Doesn't work over USB3 ports and some USB2 ports on Mobo.

 

Didnt do anything special, kept the unit powered and kept playing with the ports till the thing installed.


Edited by ninjikiran - 3/18/13 at 5:10pm
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