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post #91 of 4090

ahh...not sure about this but the USBFace unit is no longer advertised on the audio-gd website.  He did say he was going to 'kill' the idea if it wasnt better than a stock hiface unit... wandering..wandering..wandering..!

post #92 of 4090

sad to hear that.

But maybe they need a little time to tweak it.

post #93 of 4090
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Originally Posted by shogo33 View Post

ahh...not sure about this but the USBFace unit is no longer advertised on the audio-gd website.  He did say he was going to 'kill' the idea if it wasnt better than a stock hiface unit... wandering..wandering..wandering..!



Are you wandering (as in a nomadic herder) or wondering (as in you are unsure)?

 

The good news is that, according to Edwin at Audio gd, the USB chip on DAC-19 has just been improved. (Though I don't know the detail on what that improvement is..)

 

More good news is that M2tech is soon to release their evo (in September). This, together with John Kenny’s modified Hiface, means that good things are happening in this area of audio. Wander about that.


Edited by Audio Bling - 7/13/10 at 9:23pm
post #94 of 4090

All Audio-gd products that have USB were upgraded to the 24/96 TE7022 as far as I can tell. It's supposed to give a bit better sound quality than the regular BB offerings.

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Are you wandering (as in a nomadic herder) or wondering (as in you are unsure)?

 

The good news is that, according to Edwin at Audio gd, the USB chip on DAC-19 has just been improved. (Though I don't know the detail on what that improvement is..)

 

More good news is that M2tech is soon to release their evo (in September). This, together with John Kenny’s modified Hiface, means that good things are happening in this area of audio. Wander about that.

 

Yes..as in 'wandering' around for a potential replacement for a hiface unit..  Had hopes for the usbface but no updates have been posted so far by audio-gd

 

The Evo is out, but no reviews are out as of yet.  Last stop will be to send my hiface to jkenny to mod.. so yes, will 'wander' around for a while on this..
 

post #96 of 4090



 

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Yes..as in 'wandering' around for a potential replacement for a hiface unit..  Had hopes for the usbface but no updates have been posted so far by audio-gd

 

The Evo is out, but no reviews are out as of yet.  Last stop will be to send my hiface to jkenny to mod.. so yes, will 'wander' around for a while on this..
 


If you are trying to decide whether to wait for the evo or go with the jkenny mod then we are both at the same point. It really annoys me that we have to go to this trouble and expense to correct USB->DAC interface problems. I wish DACs had the USB thing well and truly sorted by now.

 

I have just ordered a DAC-19DSP. It promises an "improved USB chip". I have both an EA Off Ramp and modded Musiland 01USD with which to assess the claim. We shall see.

 

Regards,

post #97 of 4090
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Yes..as in 'wandering' around for a potential replacement for a hiface unit..  Had hopes for the usbface but no updates have been posted so far by audio-gd

 

The Evo is out, but no reviews are out as of yet.  Last stop will be to send my hiface to jkenny to mod.. so yes, will 'wander' around for a while on this..
 


If I'm not wrong, you can't send the units to jkenny anymore. You have to get the whole unit from him or buy it yourself now as customs as realised that there were a lot being sent over and will now confiscate any sent over to him for modification.

post #98 of 4090
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If you are trying to decide whether to wait for the evo or go with the jkenny mod then we are both at the same point. It really annoys me that we have to go to this trouble and expense to correct USB->DAC interface problems. I wish DACs had the USB thing well and truly sorted by now.

 

I have just ordered a DAC-19DSP. It promises an "improved USB chip". I have both an EA Off Ramp and modded Musiland 01USD with which to assess the claim. We shall see.

 

Regards,


Woops. Forgot to multi quote. Pardon me. Anyhow. When will you get the DAC19dsp? I'm quite interested in that and yes, I agree that the manufacturers themselves should have solved the usb interface issue earlier. Part of me thinks that it is all marketing anyways. Sell it as an external unit first seeing that the market will pay for it.

post #99 of 4090
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Woops. Forgot to multi quote. Pardon me. Anyhow. When will you get the DAC19dsp? I'm quite interested in that and yes, I agree that the manufacturers themselves should have solved the usb interface issue earlier. Part of me thinks that it is all marketing anyways. Sell it as an external unit first seeing that the market will pay for it.


Audio GD say they will ship the DAC-19DSP next Monday.. I also double-dipped into the piggy bank for a C-2. Perhaps they will arrive late next week. I hope they live up to the hype..
 

post #100 of 4090
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Audio GD say they will ship the DAC-19DSP next Monday.. I also double-dipped into the piggy bank for a C-2. Perhaps they will arrive late next week. I hope they live up to the hype..
 


good luck with that. I'm really considering that unit which is a stretch of the budget. I can't really go into the C-2 just yet. I was hoping to get something in by next Sat, but that looks unlikely now.

post #101 of 4090
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Audio GD say they will ship the DAC-19DSP next Monday.. I also double-dipped into the piggy bank for a C-2. Perhaps they will arrive late next week. I hope they live up to the hype..
 


Considering the current season, you might want to note that Audio-gd gear is notorious for requiring at least 350 (or more) hours of "burn-in" and also benefits from a bit of warm-up time at least.  I've switched on gear even in the middle of Summer (let alone winter) to have it sound congested, for want of a better term, until it had been on for 30 minutes or so.  Since you've sprung for an ACSS-based rig, you'll get "the music" and no fancy coloration to try and fake it sounding amazing. If you like acoustic music especially, you'll likely love it.  I look forward to your impressions (I imagine in one of the other threads).

post #102 of 4090
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If you are trying to decide whether to wait for the evo or go with the jkenny mod then we are both at the same point. It really annoys me that we have to go to this trouble and expense to correct USB->DAC interface problems. I wish DACs had the USB thing well and truly sorted by now.

 

I have just ordered a DAC-19DSP. It promises an "improved USB chip". I have both an EA Off Ramp and modded Musiland 01USD with which to assess the claim. We shall see.

 

Yes I too dream of the day where I will not have to use any converters anymore. I hope that we can settle on a standard for PC users that can surpass S/PDIF.

Did Kingwa actually tell you if his new USB implementation in his DACs are of better sound quality than his S/PDIF BNC coaxial?
 


Edited by punk_guy182 - 7/14/10 at 5:56am
post #103 of 4090

USBFace is not gone- I am about to order one with the Ref-8 DAC as Kingwa says this sounds better than the built-in USB of the DAC. Not sure why as they use the same chip so must be the power filtering in the USBFace. No word on whether he thinks it's better than the HiFace.

You might ask Kingwa about getting the Face with your order- probably still time.


Edited by tim3320070 - 7/14/10 at 6:15am
post #104 of 4090

@tim3320070

 

Are you getting yours with the external power supply?

How much did it cost for the unit and the shipping?

Do you know if Kingwa has made some changes since the original pictures were posted on the website 2 weeks ago?

post #105 of 4090

I didn't know it had a separate power supply box, so don't know if that is included. He mentioned $100 but that may be the reduced combo price. I don't know the look of it yet either- trusting Kingwa all the way on this one.

I will be selling my Ref-3 if anyone is interested.

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