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Just ordered an e9 the other day and I decided to hold off on buying the e7 because of some posts I've seen stating that Fiio has an e17 in the works that handles 96/24. I even recall some tidbits being posted by the fiio rep on here...can't find them though. I know fiio is currently working on the e11 which is a dedicated portable amp, so that makes me wonder if the e17 is going to exclusively be a dac or just a higher quality combo than the e7. Just curious if anyone else is interested in this and if theres any info out there that I'm just not finding. Speculate away!

post #2 of 352

I'm very curious of the same, but will probably get another if it's not released soon.

 

post #3 of 352

Here's a direct comment from feiao:

 

" We will also develop a E17 which can be docked into E9 too, the E17 should support 96k/24bit

 

 USB dac and optical, coaxial input and will have better amp section."

 

So i'm guessing it's gonna be an upgrade from the e7.

 

link: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/535707/thinking-of-buying-the-fiio-e7-and-e9-right-now/15

 

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post #4 of 352
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aha! yeah thats what I was looking for, thanks for digging it up.

 

now to play the waiting game...

post #5 of 352

Oh damn, how long do we have to wait for...waiting sucks.

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that it certainly does. I have no idea, but if I had to guess I'd say since that since they announced the e11 earlier this month and its coming out in march, I would guess they'll officially announce the e17 somewhat soon and release it over the summer. Of course I'm spouting a completely uninformed opinion, but thats my theory.

post #7 of 352

Am I the only one who can see a situation where iBasso and Fiio take it in turns, month about, to release a new amp or DAC/amp ? Choice is good, but we already have mass confusion on the forums, particularly when newbies arrive and want to know which is the 'best' amp on a budget. Cant argue with their pricing though.

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Ya know...I could actually see that happening. I really can't think of anything negative that could come of it though. Competition is always good and we can already see that its creating a great entry-level market of sorts. Sure, there will probably be around 98721346872356 threads comparing all the different models, but I think thats probably a good thing. It'll get people interested, and for once they don't have to take out a second mortgage in order to do it. I know I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the likes of fiio and others.

post #9 of 352

FIIO,

Please at least give us a ballpark release date for the E17.

 

Thanks,

Management

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FIIO,

Please at least give us a ballpark release date for the E17.

 

Thanks,

Management

 

L3000.gif  whose management?
 

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Hey you know how you go to Control Panel --> Sound and you check the playback thing. I realize my computer have the option of 24/192? Its default is like 16/44.1 Does it make a difference?

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Hey you know how you go to Control Panel --> Sound and you check the playback thing. I realize my computer have the option of 24/192? Its default is like 16/44.1 Does it make a difference?


 

Not if you only CD quality (16/44) source.

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But the E7 only supports like...16/44? Where do you get 24/192 sources? o.o

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Hey you know how you go to Control Panel --> Sound and you check the playback thing. I realize my computer have the option of 24/192? Its default is like 16/44.1 Does it make a difference?


 

Not if you only CD quality (16/44) source.

post #14 of 352

Direct rips from reel tapes or vinyl or SACDs or DVD audios. Some sites have got 24/96 as well like HDtracks and there are a few others.
 

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But the E7 only supports like...16/44? Where do you get 24/192 sources? o.o

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Originally Posted by Xymordos View Post

Hey you know how you go to Control Panel --> Sound and you check the playback thing. I realize my computer have the option of 24/192? Its default is like 16/44.1 Does it make a difference?


 

Not if you only CD quality (16/44) source.


 
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But the E7 only supports like...16/44? Where do you get 24/192 sources? o.o


 


E7 doesn't support 24/192 formats. I was merely refering to formats of music when I said source, not hardware.

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