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post #46 of 278

With any mpd client: from an Android or ios device or any other computer (mac/pc) on the local or even remote nework.

post #47 of 278

I had forgotten about the question lol ;)

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post #49 of 278

Thank you for the updates leeperry.

 

Sadly I am using a Mac and there is no way I could update my firmware...

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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

Sadly I am using a Mac and there is no way I could update my firmware.

 

How about bootcamp or so?
 

post #51 of 278

Ok I have successfully updated the firmware via Parallels. =)

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good for you [:lyloo]

 

BTW, the owner of 6moons put more impressions about the U3 on the audiogon forum: http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?ddgtl&1232005991&openflup&42&4


Edited by leeperry - 11/10/11 at 7:17pm
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BTW, all those XMOS units share the same windows driver and some companies release fresher releases than others...I'm currently running the DacMagic+ 1.43.3 drivers: http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/support_products.php?PID=872&Title=Support

 

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You can get vanilla 1.43 drivers here: http://www.lindemann-audio.de/en/service/downloads/usb-drivers/

 

All you need to do is adding the U3 ID's to the "Models sections" of both .inf files, et voilà! I can provide instructions if anyone needs.

 

There's also another maker providing a XMOS firmware, but it doesn't have the same binary size as the U3, so I'd rather not link to it. PM me if you feel adventurous ^^


Edited by leeperry - 11/20/11 at 8:17am
post #54 of 278

I realized that 6moons has updated their website on their official impressions of the U3 as well as the Eximus DP1

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Originally Posted by Duckman View Post

A naive question(er) here:

 

With the U3, is it necessary to have a 'good' USB cable?

 

I assume a 'good' SPDIF cable would offer some sonic improvement, but am not sure about the USB going in.

 

Cheers!

 

Dave


Hey mate, did you ever get to hear the jk mk3, if so how did they compare?
 

 

post #56 of 278

i have downloded the lindman usb driver and extracted the zip file but can only see one inf file also can you explain more fully what to do step by step if possible, also is the kindman better sounding than the official stello driver.

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I haven't tried the 1.43 Lindermann because the DacMagic+ installer states 1.43.3 and tusbaudio.sys has a different binary content.

 

I only have the release notes for 1.22 but each new version has had tons of bug fixes and 1.43.3 is a year older. Placebo or not, I prefer the sound of 1.43.3 on the Stello Eximus DP1(that has a U3 embedded) indeed.

 

All those drivers have two .inf files, add these and you'll be good to go w/ the U3:

 

causbaudio.inf

;******************************************************************************
; Models sections
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[_Models]
"XMOS XS1-L1"=_Install, USB\VID_20B1&PID_0001
"XMOS XS1-L1"=_Install, USB\VID_20B1&PID_0002
"XMOS XS1-G4 XDK"=_Install, USB\VID_20B1&PID_AD10
"XMOS XS1-L2"=_Install, USB\VID_20B1&PID_0004

[_Models.ntamd64]
"XMOS XS1-L1"=_Install, USB\VID_20B1&PID_0001
"XMOS XS1-L1"=_Install, USB\VID_20B1&PID_0002
"XMOS XS1-G4 XDK"=_Install, USB\VID_20B1&PID_AD10
"XMOS XS1-L2"=_Install, USB\VID_20B1&PID_0004

 

causbaudioks.inf

;******************************************************************************
; Models sections
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[_Models]
"XMOS XS1-L1 Audio"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_20B1&PID_0001&KS
"XMOS XS1-L1 Audio"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_20B1&PID_0002&KS
"XMOS XS1-G4 XDK Audio"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_20B1&PID_AD10&KS
"XMOS XS1-L2 Audio"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_20B1&PID_0004&KS

[_Models.ntamd64]
"XMOS XS1-L1 Audio"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_20B1&PID_0001&KS
"XMOS XS1-L1 Audio"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_20B1&PID_0002&KS
"XMOS XS1-G4 XDK Audio"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_20B1&PID_AD10&KS
"XMOS XS1-L2 Audio"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_20B1&PID_0004&KS

 


Edited by leeperry - 11/20/11 at 8:17am
post #58 of 278
Thread Starter 

Am I going nuts or ASIO4ALL and this native ASIO driver sound quite different? I thought it was placebo the first time, but now I really find A4A colored...I'll try again tomorrow w/ fresh ears redface.gif

 

And I was hoping that W8 would provide USB Class 2.0 support, but it seems that m$ simply doesn't care mad.gif


Edited by leeperry - 12/10/11 at 4:48pm
post #59 of 278
I'm clueless about windows.
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Any idea on ways to improve the USB data signal on the Stello?

 

The Stello is being powered by USB line and I am aware of potential improvements if we can clean up the power line. However, USB isolator could not be used since there are none that is USB Class 2 compatible.

 

Just wondering, could the Acoustic Revive bring improvement to the Stello? I could feed the power line through the Olimex isolator and power it up with an Audio GD or King Rex USB power while connecting the data line to my computer, thus separating the power and the data line.

 

Nonetheless, it will be an extremely expensive project =)

 

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