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post #4051 of 4063
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So,  listening to music again yesterday, I noticed the bass slam is gone yet again. I think it's all over the place like Dacladder said, maybe it's the i2s. I wouldn't know for sure.

i found audioquest, chord offer some cat7 cable, so in case you want to upgrade/change i think its worth having a look :)

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post #4052 of 4063
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I really wonder why I2s when implemented using the rj45 standard/connections has problems with stability. Might be a good question to ask Steve at Empirical audio.

I wish Kingwa would just use the ps audio/HDMI standard.

 

I wonder if it's posible to mod the DI-2014 and Master-7 for this.

 

Has anyone tried the coax/BNC(ACSS)?


Edited by mowglycdb - 9/10/14 at 10:20am
post #4053 of 4063

Update:

 

I've been continuing to use the DI-2014 and I noticed that when using the USB input,  there's not much difference between using the i2s output or the coaxial output in the bass department which is what I have problems with, I didn't use a good coaxial cable though.

 

I did notice a major difference when using the coaxial input of the DI-2014, bass was much fuller/maybe less detail, I'm using the coaxial ouput of the DX-50. So in this transport I'm assuming the usb input  and all what's associated with it does something to the bass.

post #4054 of 4063
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Update:

I've been continuing to use the DI-2014 and I noticed that when using the USB input,  there's not much difference between using the i2s output or the coaxial output in the bass department which is what I have problems with, I didn't use a good coaxial cable though.

I did notice a major difference when using the coaxial input of the DI-2014, bass was much fuller/maybe less detail, I'm using the coaxial ouput of the DX-50. So in this transport I'm assuming the usb input  and all what's associated with it does something to the bass.
Can you try to reinstall the new Aug firmware and new driver to see if it helps?
Purin and dacladder have tested new firm+driver with built in usb32 and reported pretty impressive result @___@
Edited by xxxfbsxxx - 9/17/14 at 5:49am
post #4055 of 4063

Hi all!

 

Just wanted to let you know that i recieved my audio-gd di 2014 today. 
I made King-wa change the pinout of the I2S - so that it matched that of my Northstar Design Dac 192.
So i was very exited to open it -and finaly to test it with my dac. 

 

At the moment (just for another day or so) i am using windows 8.1 with XBMC as frontend. 
Booted my windows machine - startet the Audio-gd, then i connected the USB cable, and finally i installed the driver. 

 

After a reboot - it was time to test, and voila! swiching to channel 4 on the Northstar, and i recieves a fine lock. 

The upsample option is off-course missing - because i now run a direct connection and not SPDIF. 

It cant tell anything about the sound yet. I guess i have to wait for the unit to settle in before making any suggestions about the sound. 

 

But right its playing background music - and it sounds nice. 

 

 

So thumps up to king-wa for making the audio-gd talk with the northstar - thats simply great :) 

 

have a nice day 

 

Best regards 

Ronni 

post #4056 of 4063
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Can you try to reinstall the new Aug firmware and new driver to see if it helps?
Purin and dacladder have tested new firm+driver with built in usb32 and reported pretty impressive result @___@

 

I had the firmware, but they driver that came in a mail wasn't the correct one and walla, the bass is strong again lol :D

post #4057 of 4063
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I had the firmware, but they driver that came in a mail wasn't the correct one and walla, the bass is strong again lol :D

glad that you have sorted it out, just received my di today

used it with audioquest cat7 cable with outstanding result, very satisfied bass level on hd800 (which i always find disappointed as im basshead )


Edited by xxxfbsxxx - 9/25/14 at 9:15pm
post #4058 of 4063
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glad that you have sorted it out, just received my di today

used it with audioquest cat7 cable with outstanding result, very satisfied bass level on hd800 (which i always find disappointed as im basshead )

 

How much of a difference is there between the Master 7 internal USB32 and the DI 2014?  Did you compare the two using the newest internal USB32 firmware and driver? 


Edited by ciphercomplete - 9/26/14 at 6:17am
post #4059 of 4063
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How much of a difference is there between the Master 7 internal USB32 and the DI 2014?  Did you compare the two using the newest internal USB32 firmware and driver? 

actually not, just received them today so plan to let them breakin first

another thing is i bought 2 DI2014 and one of them is dead on arrival, now have to deal with warranty process :(

post #4060 of 4063
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actually not, just received them today so plan to let them breakin first

another thing is i bought 2 DI2014 and one of them is dead on arrival, now have to deal with warranty process :(

Sorry about that and I feel your pain.  The power button on my Master 3 amp jammed last week and I am unable to power it off now.  Its out of warranty so I would have to cover shipping to China which would have been $800+ and $200 back to the US. LOL.  Needless to say I just ordered 2 new power switches from Kingwa and will have a local guy fix it.  Repairs are the only bad thing about dealing with Audio GD which IMO is greatly outweighed by the quality of product you get.   

 

Did they ship your DI2014 via TNT shipping?  How fast are they?  My power switches were shipped via TNT.


Edited by ciphercomplete - 9/26/14 at 6:47am
post #4061 of 4063
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Sorry about that and I feel your pain.  The power button on my Master 3 amp jammed last week and I am unable to power it off now.  Its out of warranty now so I would have to cover shipping to China which would have been $800+ and $200 back to the US. LOL.  Needless to say I just order 2 new power switches from Kingwa and will have a local guy fix it.  Repairs are the only bad thing about dealing with Audio GD which IMO is greatly outweighed by the quality of product you get.   

yeah, actually i have purchased many from agd for 2 years without any trouble, this is my first time that a product is died out of the box, maybe because of the numbers of di2014 orders so they dont have enough time to test it :(

anw, hope agd could solve it soon, also sorry for your power switch T__T

 

they shipped my package via DHL, and it took 2 weeks since DHL incorrectly delivered to another destination 

 

btw, back to di2014, quick test with my dac1 results in much better outcome compared to my old converter which is concero :)


Edited by xxxfbsxxx - 9/26/14 at 7:06am
post #4062 of 4063

No comments on sound of the DI-V3 with the new firmware yet?  

 

My 2 cents, a clear improvement.  I don't have another good converter to compare it to, but it sounds better than it ever had.

 

My DI-V3 is driving an Uber Bifrost (no USB card).  I have tried both the 'USB32_FW_version1_forDI.bin' and 'USB32_FW_version2_forDI.bin'.  No Windows driver though; using a Mac instead.  Both firmware versions sound the same to me.  The more that I listen to it the more that I think that the new driver has produced an increase in the detail across the frequency range.  After time the difference does not seem as subtle as it first did.  On recordings that are not too good, I don't notice much.  On the better recordings there is more precision in the location of the instruments and voices, as well as the clarity of the music.  I don't sense the degree of grain that I had earlier, which was making me think about trying something new.  I can be happy with the setup for a while.  

 

The new firmware is more analog sounding, no question in my rig.  

 

Anyone know what the difference between firmware versions are for the DI?

post #4063 of 4063

just have a quick test with schiit wyrd and di2014 on m7+m9

without wyrd i feel like the sound is mellower, a bit warmer, bass loosen a bit and more analog feeling

with wyrd, every thing is a bit clearer, drier more elegant and treble extension is a bit more sparkle

 

does any one happen to have another dac with wyrd+di combo, please share some impression :)


Edited by xxxfbsxxx - Today at 8:54 pm
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