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post #751 of 759
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
 

You can always try the 1.70 at http://www.m2tech.biz/hiface2.html :wink:

Hey leeperry,

 

I take it that you like 1.70 then?

 

I managed to get them installed with W8.1 and they do seem a lot smoother. I then went all out and have installed 2.16 from the Auralic site (Vega Dac). They were a bit trickier to install but I think they might be even better than 1.70.

 

..anyone wondering re the key to installing modified .ini drivers on Win8/8.1 should research installing unsigned drivers in Win8 


Edited by nzitr - 4/9/14 at 9:41pm
post #752 of 759

Hi nzitr,

 

Could you post somewhere your modified package of drivers for 2.16 (like rapidshare or something like, google docs?).

 

Thanks,

seb

post #753 of 759

Hello, currently looking for used Eximus DP-1. Willing to buy if price is good. Please PM. Thank you,

post #754 of 759
Did anyone get a chance to hear the oppo 105's DAC compared to the Eximus DP-1?

I swear someone said there isnt that much difference minus $1,500..
post #755 of 759

I've just bought a DP-1 and have been running it in for the last 24 hours. It is still sounding a little lean, etched in the treble and colourless. Does this change with burn in? Does the sound "fill out" and become a little warmer? I am impressed with the level of detail and resolution, but I'm hoping the sound develops a little more body. Any comments on how the sound of the DP-1 changes as it runs in?

post #756 of 759

Leave it on for a week and see if its sounding the same.  24 hours is just mot enough.   If you want immediate improvement get a good power conditioner.   Also new Windows 8 changes the sound dramatically.   Those two gave me better sound than anything I've tried.

post #757 of 759

Thanks. I'm using Windows 8. I remember that my Chord QuteHD took weeks to go from unlistenable to excellent, so I am prepared to wait it out.

post #758 of 759
Hmmm... Is driver compatible with Win8?
post #759 of 759
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Originally Posted by SearchOfSub View Post

Did anyone get a chance to hear the oppo 105's DAC compared to the Eximus DP-1?

I swear someone said there isnt that much difference minus $1,500..

The DAC on the DP-1 is much better.  The DAC on the 105 is only very good and not great.  The DP-1 has much sweeter and more musical presentation while the 105 is more clinical and dry.  If you want a better sounding 9018 DAC, I would check out a used W4S DAC 2 and not the Oppo 105.  The 105 isn't transparent enough to my ears next to even the W4S DAC2.  It got fuzzy around complex passages and was not able portray soundstage with the same depth & width when I directly compared to the W4S DAC 2.  IMO, the DP1 is one full step ahead of the W4S DAC so let alone the comparison to the 105.  If someone said that, his system may not be transparent enough for him/her to discern the difference.


Edited by purk - 7/7/14 at 4:27pm
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