Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Audio-gd Digital Interface
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Audio-gd Digital Interface - Page 268

post #4006 of 4090

I emailed Kingwa about this maybe 2 weeks ago.  He said he "expects" the new DI to outperform all built in USB 32 (when used with I2S output) and all previous DIs.

 

Personally I'd be surprised to hear a difference bigger than one you might hear after a firmware/driver upgrade.   

post #4007 of 4090
I have the NFB-10ES2 and I am wondering if someone could explain the sonic benefits of a digital interface like the DI-2014.
I primily listen through USB from my MAC (lossless files with DAC settings at 24/176). On occasion I will also play through an Apple Airport Express (I use an older model because there is too much jitter for the 10ES2 with the new model Airport Express). Would DI-2014 help with the optical input jitter?
post #4008 of 4090

Quote:

 

"What's benefit of the coaxial / Optical inputs:
                    The coaxial / optical inputs can improve on SQ from some low/mid rang coaxial output source. Like some DVD player, PC sound card, low/mid rang CDP like the Marantz CD67, ect. If the coaxial output source already  Hi-end quality, don't expect the DI-2014 can improve on SQ."
 

post #4009 of 4090
I ordered one last night....with the upgraded clock. I will pair it via coaxial with my REF-5 that I bought a cuple of years ago and give my Digital Interface to my daughter....It will be perfect for her...

I trust Kingwa when he mentions that PSU are usually one of the biggest challenge in audio.....

Anyway, I'll keep you informed....if anyone cares of course :-)

Denys
post #4010 of 4090

Sure do , try the optical inputs if you have a PS3 for example and see if it's an improvement!  :3

post #4011 of 4090

Anyone have one yet?  Or one on the way?

post #4012 of 4090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denys View Post

I ordered one last night....with the upgraded clock. I will pair it via coaxial with my REF-5 that I bought a cuple of years ago and give my Digital Interface to my daughter....It will be perfect for her...

I trust Kingwa when he mentions that PSU are usually one of the biggest challenge in audio.....

Anyway, I'll keep you informed....if anyone cares of course :-)

Denys
Denys, have you recieved yours yet and if so whats your impressions so far?
post #4013 of 4090

Hi.

 

No, to this date.... I did not receive anything.....and according to the shipment page......it's not sent yet...... I purchased it on July 31,,

 

I'll wait another week....

 

Denys

post #4014 of 4090

Send a mail, he will answer asap

post #4015 of 4090


It's my 5th purchase with Audio-GD....so I am not really worried.... I am more concerned by the fact that the DI-2014 does not appear on the website anymore....

 

Denys

post #4016 of 4090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denys View Post
 


It's my 5th purchase with Audio-GD....so I am not really worried.... I am more concerned by the fact that the DI-2014 does not appear on the website anymore....

 

Denys

 

I was also wondering about it not appearing. I'm actually thinking of getting one if you give good impressions about it. I wonder if kingwa is still selling it.

 

They haven't recieved the chassis from their vendor so they'll put up the page and send me a mail when they can sell it again, or ship it for people that already purchased it.


Edited by mowglycdb - 8/12/14 at 7:14pm
post #4017 of 4090

It's up now

post #4018 of 4090
Got an email by Kingwa......should be sent to me this weekend.... can't wait !!!! :-)

Funny.....all the stuff I bought from Audio-GD took for ever to be sent......but I never....never regretted it......

I have great expectations regarding this DI-2014..... it will be paired with my REF5 via coaxial....

WooAudio 6SE and Senn HD800....

This should be my gear for a long time now...

Really can't wait...

Denys
post #4019 of 4090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Denys View Post

I have great expectations regarding this DI-2014..... it will be paired with my REF5 via coaxial....

WooAudio 6SE and Senn HD800....

This should be my gear for a long time now...

Really can't wait...

Denys

 

Does your REF5 have a RCA or BNC coax connector?

 

The reason I ask is I've found the Audio GD DAC19-DSP with the RCA connector to be fussy regarding S/PDIF sources and am thinking the REF5 might be similar.

 

I've settled on the EA OR5 w/ Hynes regulator, EA Short Block, Veloce Black Cat coax, and a BNC attenuator.

 

EA OR5 was originally purchased to help pick out a DAC replacement for the DAC19-DSP but when it was added to my system I stopped looking.

 

BTW before the OR5 I had the original DI that I used as a re-clocker and a few $1500 DACs that I had demo'd.

 

The OR5/DAC19-DSP combo provides me with ALMOST everything I was looking for in a system but most importantly doesn't have any of the things I didn't want. (even the Senn HD-650's can reveal minor source weaknesses over time)

post #4020 of 4090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom W View Post

Does your REF5 have a RCA or BNC coax connector?

The reason I ask is I've found the Audio GD DAC19-DSP with the RCA connector to be fussy regarding S/PDIF sources and am thinking the REF5 might be similar.

I've settled on the EA OR5 w/ Hynes regulator, EA Short Block, Veloce Black Cat coax, and a BNC attenuator.

EA OR5 was originally purchased to help pick out a DAC replacement for the DAC19-DSP but when it was added to my system I stopped looking.

BTW before the OR5 I had the original DI that I used as a re-clocker and a few $1500 DACs that I had demo'd.

The OR5/DAC19-DSP combo provides me with ALMOST everything I was looking for in a system but most importantly doesn't have any of the things I didn't want. (even the Senn HD-650's can reveal minor source weaknesses over time)

No, the REF5 does not have the BNC connector, but the coax/optical one.... I am also using the DI 1st generation now, which I'll have to get rid of....probably giving it to my daughter....

Denys
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Dedicated Source Components
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Audio-gd Digital Interface