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post #3826 of 4087

We have got few users feeback update the firmware fail, so we are afraid make the trouble to users.

We have bough the SBT from HongKong since 20th April but the saller still have not shipping to us.

 

Any users can update the firmware. But consider the fail risk and read the guide careful.

 

USB32 V2.0 driver
1, ASIO can select support up to 32bit (for DAC ) and up to 24bit (for DI-V3)
2, Support 32bit 384KHz (Some DA model may can't support 384K playback)
3, Firmware update (Must update the firmware for work with V2.0 driver)  for mac , Windows ,Linux (test ) (A lot users had update succeed, but few users have fail and want to buy the new Firmware , price is USD1 exclude shipping cost.)

  Download the USB32 V2.0 driver:   http://www.audio-gd.com/AudiogdUSB32v2.0forwin.rar

  Download the USB32 V2.0 driver install guide :  http://www.audio-gd.com/Driver%20install%20guide.rar

  Download the firmware update tool :  http://www.audio-gd.com/USB32firmware.rar

post #3827 of 4087
Quote:
Originally Posted by realmassy View Post

I must be very lucky guys...never had problems in the past. I've downloaded and installed the new drivers, updated the firmware and the sound is just fine!! But I'm using a usb32 dac: at this point I think the problem is with the DI, despite using the same chipset.

Just to chime in. I've updated to the DI, and have no problems at all. Other than a silly mistake which I did earlier. At this point tin time, I can only say the update brought some improvements in the soundstage (wider, deeper), balanced in timbre, better layering and separation of instruments and bass seems to have more texture. One thing I like using via ASIO is how analogue sounding is the whole set-up now.


Edited by rhythmic_impulse - 5/14/13 at 1:08am
post #3828 of 4087
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Originally Posted by scorpionro View Post

AudioGD seems to have taken down the announcement from their home page. I think you can still get FW#7 from http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/Compass%202/Compass384EN.htm ( download the v2.0 package for USB32 ). I've tried FW #7 with SBT / EDO, but it's a no go. You get sound, but it's full of "cracklings".

 

Firmware #7 should be Asynchronous only then.

I wish someone could update the EDO custom kernel with the ALSA patch that's been release weeks ago... It probably would fix the issues with the VIA chip and finally allow async to work...

post #3829 of 4087
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhythmic_impulse View Post

Just to chime in. I've updated to the DI, and have no problems at all. Other than a silly mistake which I did earlier. At this point tin time, I can only say the update brought some improvements in the soundstage (wider, deeper), balanced in timbre, better layering and separation of instruments and bass seems to have more texture. One thing I like using via ASIO is how analogue sounding is the whole set-up now.

Good! I'm glad someone else has done it :-)

And i completely agree with you about the sound improvement. From what I heard yesterday it was about better dynamics and bass control...cello pizzicatos never sounded this gorgeous

post #3830 of 4087

I will try my luck this night... biggrin.gif

 

It would be nice if Audio-gd tell us the change log of this firmwares/drivers upgrades...

post #3831 of 4087

Dear all,

 

Are there any linux driver for the TE8802?

 

Many thanks.

post #3832 of 4087
Quote:
Originally Posted by patkwok View Post

Dear all,

 

Are there any linux driver for the TE8802?

 

Many thanks.

No (according to Audio gd site)

post #3833 of 4087
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Originally Posted by i019791 View Post

No (according to Audio gd site)

It is really disapponited and I can't run linux for my CAS.
post #3834 of 4087

Is there any advantage to using the DI-V3 if your Audio-GD DAC already has the USB-32 module? (current SA-1.32, SA-2, etc)

 

With or without additional power supply, etc? 

 

Thanks!

post #3835 of 4087

@ Thegrobe

Its usually not that bad idea, to check product description page. Anyhow straight from the horse's mouth

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/DIv3/DIv3EN.htm

"6,Advice the  users who own audio-gd DACs had built in USB-32 don't want upgrade to the DI-V3 ."

post #3836 of 4087
Quote:
Originally Posted by SidiousX View Post

@ Thegrobe

Its usually not that bad idea, to check product description page. Anyhow straight from the horse's mouth

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/DIv3/DIv3EN.htm

"6,Advice the  users who own audio-gd DACs had built in USB-32 don't want upgrade to the DI-V3 ."

Ah, yes. I looked over the product page but must have missed that. Thanks for the heads-up. I wonder then the DAC's that have the USB-32 built in, if there is any reason to mod the power supply (as in the DI-PSU) or if it's all self contained in the unit.

post #3837 of 4087

There is no reason at all, USB-32 board draw power from inside the DAC, so its nice and dandy, or clean as you prefer. The only soft mod, which ppl reported as impacting sonic in good way was, was isolatation  of power pin in usb cable (isolation tape). Thread NFB-1.32 if i'm not mistaken.

post #3838 of 4087

Apart from driver changes, what can be expected from firmware 7 VS previous firmware versions?

 

Regards

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingwa View Post

We have got few users feeback update the firmware fail, so we are afraid make the trouble to users.

We have bough the SBT from HongKong since 20th April but the saller still have not shipping to us.

 

Any users can update the firmware. But consider the fail risk and read the guide careful.

 

USB32 V2.0 driver
1, ASIO can select support up to 32bit (for DAC ) and up to 24bit (for DI-V3)
2, Support 32bit 384KHz (Some DA model may can't support 384K playback)
3, Firmware update (Must update the firmware for work with V2.0 driver)  for mac , Windows ,Linux (test ) (A lot users had update succeed, but few users have fail and want to buy the new Firmware , price is USD1 exclude shipping cost.)

  Download the USB32 V2.0 driver:   http://www.audio-gd.com/AudiogdUSB32v2.0forwin.rar

  Download the USB32 V2.0 driver install guide :  http://www.audio-gd.com/Driver%20install%20guide.rar

  Download the firmware update tool :  http://www.audio-gd.com/USB32firmware.rar

 

Kingwa (or whoever who may know).

post #3839 of 4087
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

Is there any advantage to using the DI-V3 if your Audio-GD DAC already has the USB-32 module? (current SA-1.32, SA-2, etc)

 

With or without additional power supply, etc? 

 

Thanks!

 

The main advantage of running the built-in USB-32 in your DAC is that it's connected in I2S instead of coax. Only few DAC can support external I2S signals through RJ45 pors (Master 7 is one of them, the others I didn't check).

post #3840 of 4087
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pacha View Post

Apart from driver changes, what can be expected from firmware 7 VS previous firmware versions?

 

Regards

 

 

Kingwa (or whoever who may know).

 

I noticed a fairly welcome change in the soundstage, specifically that it widened and the location of instruments in that soundstage have more depth and separation compared to before. Certain songs like the opening theme from metal gear solid 2 actually sound correct and no longer overcompressed (not sure how that works, but it's the first time I've heard it played back and everything just sounded "right"). The quality of the bass (the texture of it) is also better as well as a less sharp treble, if that's what i'm hearing correctly. Sibilance seems a little less as well. 

 

In a nutshell I'd use the word layering to describe what this firmware did for me at least. Lots of delicious layers.

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