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post #4111 of 4125
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

Should be plug and play, it was plug and play with the NFB-7, driverless on Mac I believe. On Windows, I had to get the drivers going first of course. :D

But the DI drivers and firmware updates are on the audio-gd site, or they're sent to you if you ask Kingwa/audio-gd

So, was DI->i2s->nfb-7 significantly better than usb->nfb-7 or DI->spdif->nfb-7 ?

post #4112 of 4125
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Originally Posted by i019791 View Post
 

So, was DI->i2s->nfb-7 significantly better than usb->nfb-7 or DI->spdif->nfb-7 ?

Not much if at all. I think this speaks volumes for both the DI and audio-gd's USB implementation.

It means that a-gd's USB is darn solid already. It's gotten to a point that recent driver and firmware updates has gotten it to a point that an external box is not necessary anymore. Or at least not a 'budget' one.

It also means that the DI is a darn solid piece of kit that can be used with anything that has no or crappy USB as a very viable and good solution. Same applies to the Gustard U12 I got. The two are different flavors of good 'budget' converters and I'd recommend either.

They certainly don't sound worse, so I use them where I can.

post #4113 of 4125

Well, my DI has the improved transformer despite being an early one. I stand corrected.

I gave Kingwa some flak for feeling disappointed but it turned out he didn't do me any wrong at all.

Very satisfied with my purchase now! I have the souped up current HDMI version and I've saved 10$ +25% off for promo. ;)

post #4114 of 4125
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

Not much if at all. I think this speaks volumes for both the DI and audio-gd's USB implementation.

It means that a-gd's USB is darn solid already. It's gotten to a point that recent driver and firmware updates has gotten it to a point that an external box is not necessary anymore. Or at least not a 'budget' one.

It also means that the DI is a darn solid piece of kit that can be used with anything that has no or crappy USB as a very viable and good solution. Same applies to the Gustard U12 I got. The two are different flavors of good 'budget' converters and I'd recommend either.

They certainly don't sound worse, so I use them where I can.

Any clarification on the flavor difference between the two ?

post #4115 of 4125
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Originally Posted by i019791 View Post

Any clarification on the flavor difference between the two ?

DI - brighter, airier, more spacious
U12 - warmer, smoother, more intimate
post #4116 of 4125
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

Well, my DI has the improved transformer despite being an early one. I stand corrected.

I gave Kingwa some flak for feeling disappointed but it turned out he didn't do me any wrong at all.

Very satisfied with my purchase now! I have the souped up current HDMI version and I've saved 10$ +25% off for promo. ;)

 

I know you were fretting over that. Good to hear you got the newer unit :D.

 

Kingwa tends to send out new revisions units before he actually announces the updates. It's a pretty nice policy and very few other companies do that (especially in the headphone realm).

post #4117 of 4125
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I know you were fretting over that. Good to hear you got the newer unit biggrin.gif .

Kingwa tends to send out new revisions units before he actually announces the updates. It's a pretty nice policy and very few other companies do that (especially in the headphone realm).

Yeah, it seems he used the improved transformer the first month. Then switched to the cheaper one and offered the better one as an upgrade.
I think the DI is a great deal. Do is the U12. Different flavours though. Opposite almost.
post #4118 of 4125
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post


Yeah, it seems he used the improved transformer the first month. Then switched to the cheaper one and offered the better one as an upgrade.
I think the DI is a great deal. Do is the U12. Different flavours though. Opposite almost.

At roughly double the price currently, the DI does not seem much of a deal compared to the U12 - assuming they are equally competent and differing only in flavor

post #4119 of 4125
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Originally Posted by i019791 View Post

At roughly double the price currently, the DI does not seem much of a deal compared to the U12 - assuming they are equally competent and differing only in flavor

Well the DI has extra fuctionality.
It also does image and stage a bit better and is a bit crisper and detailed.
I will post more conclusives later.
post #4120 of 4125

Hello everyone, 

 

I have the DI v3. I have a problem with the firmware update.
After an incorrect update, the computer does not detect the device.

There are instructions: http://www.audiogd.com/Pro/dac/USB32/USB32EN_2.htmD,
E, How to replace the firmvare

Explain what needs to be done to the device identifies the computer ???

Thanks

post #4121 of 4125
Have you tried applying the firmware again? If it doesnt detect it, you may have to buy a replacement for the USB input board. Contact King-wa.
post #4122 of 4125

Again, it is impossible. PC does not just do not find the device. King-wa wrote, waiting for a response. How long will he respond?


Edited by Other8127 - 5/11/15 at 9:45am
post #4123 of 4125
Not more than a day, in my experience -4GMT between 10pm and 4am
post #4124 of 4125

Anyone have any thoughts about what input would be best between the PC and the DI I'm  thinking the USB would be better than both coax and optical.

post #4125 of 4125
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Originally Posted by Yviena View Post
 

Anyone have any thoughts about what input would be best between the PC and the DI I'm  thinking the USB would be better than both coax and optical.

Should be more or less equal. I use USB and Optical and they both sound great.

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