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The upgrade to DSD is now $495.  Bummer that I waited too long.

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Still cheaper than buying a brand new DAC with DSD..

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The upgrade to DSD is now $495.  Bummer that I waited too long.

That's outrageous... but a good tactic to push people to just go for the full upgrade.

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Still cheaper than buying a brand new DAC with DSD..

Isn't DSD a dead format like SACD?

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Isn't DSD a dead format like SACD?

 

I have no interest in it myself.  How about you?L3000.gif

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I have no interest in it myself.  How about you?L3000.gif

Let's just say I'm not as excited as you are. tongue.gif

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Some moons back, many of the albums I wanted to hear weren't on DVD-A or SACD. Save a very select few @ $100 a pop! Okay, maybe a few dollars rolleyes.gif less, but...

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Someone here posted info on DSD from a studio/engineer source a while back and they did claim it was dead or the like.

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I am wavering on the upgrades....I am really satisfied now. Other than my OCD for the latest thing, really am not sure if I will take the upgrade plunge....

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Tried a custom USB data only cable (no power wire) with the DAC2 

 

Cant hear any difference - if there is any its too subtle for me to tell

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I know someone who had the new DSD upgrade an is reporting back very good listening...............

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Hello everyone!

 

New W4S DAC-2 user here.  I got the silver one as the supplier here does not have the black one on stock.  I have been reading through this thread for a while now until I have finally decided to get one for myself.

 

Out of the box I am loving the sound, well I have my hopes up since I was without a DAC and just had my amp and headphone connected straight to my laptop. And I know it will get better through burn-in.

 

I am using JRiver MC 18 currently and have a question, do i need to resample my music to 192k in the output format of JRiver? Currently majority of my files are 44.1khz and was wondering if I can tweak JRiver further to get the most out of it.  Apologies if this question has been asked before.

 

Thanks in advance.

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I allow JRMC to send the music in whatever forn it was sampled. I do not upsample. No reason. It sounds great so I leave it that way.

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I allow JRMC to send the music in whatever forn it was sampled. I do not upsample. No reason. It sounds great so I leave it that way.

 

Thank you.  That's what I thought too.  

 

Question again for those using USB input, do you have the level as fixed or variable? 

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I allow JRMC to send the music in whatever forn it was sampled. I do not upsample. No reason. It sounds great so I leave it that way.

 

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Thank you.  That's what I thought too.  

 

Question again for those using USB input, do you have the level as fixed or variable? 

Fixed.  BTW.  This needs hours of break-in and it will get much better after that.  Not that it was bad out of the box but the improvement was noticeable.  Get yourself a descent USB cable as well.  You don't have to spend crazy money on it. I got the Cardas and got a deal on it while back and believe I paid under $100.

 

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I allow JRMC to send the music in whatever forn it was sampled. I do not upsample. No reason. It sounds great so I leave it that way.

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