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Still no other impressions?



Must be either really good or really bad ;)

 

post #47 of 137
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Still no other impressions?



Nothing. Going to email Rein and see if they can provide some feedback.

post #48 of 137

Jason from Rein is very co-operative and responsive, so he should hopefully be able to deal with any woes. Mine hasn't arrived yet, but I'm also going to be using it on a Mac, hoping software driver issues etc won't be a problem.

 

EDIT: Just checked tracking, apparently it's in transit as I type! Woo!


Edited by Naim.F.C - 1/20/12 at 7:41am
post #49 of 137
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Jason from Rein is very co-operative and responsive, so he should hopefully be able to deal with any woes. Mine hasn't arrived yet, but I'm also going to be using it on a Mac, hoping software driver issues etc won't be a problem.

 

EDIT: Just checked tracking, apparently it's in transit as I type! Woo!



Has it arrived yet?

And Austin, did you find the correct drivers already?

post #50 of 137

I believe it has. But I'm at my GF's for the next few days so won't be able to test it till I get back! Soon though hopefully.
 

Because I'm also using a MacBook Pro I'll likely need to use the same drivers as Austin.

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Has it arrived yet?

And Austin, did you find the correct drivers already?



 

 

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Has it arrived yet?

And Austin, did you find the correct drivers already?



Yes, I already installed the driver, have all the requirements, and all the right cables setup. The DAC even shows up under the Audio MIDI pane, but no sound. Just a lot of hiss..

post #52 of 137

Could be a borked unit. Have you tried contacting Jason? Also, do you mind me asking how you're connecting up to your amp and source?
 

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Yes, I already installed the driver, have all the requirements, and all the right cables setup. The DAC even shows up under the Audio MIDI pane, but no sound. Just a lot of hiss..



 

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Could be a borked unit. Have you tried contacting Jason? Also, do you mind me asking how you're connecting up to your amp and source?
 



 



Yeah, I've contacted Jason. I'm going to try coaxial and optical input here in a bit, but here's what I'm running. iTunes - X-DAC (with a 220v input) via USB with 16/44.1 kHz sampling - RCA out to Schiit Audio Valhalla (and Pro-Ject Head-Box II & HA-160DS) - HD650 & Q701.

post #54 of 137

This DAC looks very cool, I hope it could work on a Mac at 24/96 driverless but I fear it won't. I think I'll pick one up in a couple of weeks, I suppose I'll have to get a USB-SPDIF.

post #55 of 137

New review. Very positive.

 

http://www.hifi-advice.com/Rein-Audio-Xdac-review.html

 


Edited by Naim.F.C - 1/25/12 at 7:53pm
post #56 of 137
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New review. Very positive.

 

http://www.hifi-advice.com/Rein-Audio-Xdac-review.html

 



I saw that indeed earlier this week, didn't really enjoy reading that tbh.

Any mac driver issue news?

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I saw that indeed earlier this week, didn't really enjoy reading that tbh.

Any mac driver issue news?



Hasn't been working for me at all.

post #58 of 137

Definitely unsubscribing as the early adopter have not even had any luck trying this out, bummer.

post #59 of 137

Bear in mind, only one person thus far has had driver issues (Austin). I haven't even had the time to connect mine up just yet, so I'll confirm later whether any Mac driver issues do exist. But clearly it does work on Mac as the review above shows (it was the reviewers main test set up, admittedly perhaps using a USB/SPDIF interface, will have to confirm).

 

Driver issues are not un-common with newly released devices such as these. Hell, even the new Schiit Bifrost has been seeing it's fair share of them. I wouldn't be so quick to write off an otherwise potentially brilliantly built and sounding DAC.
 

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Definitely unsubscribing as the early adopter have not even had any luck trying this out, bummer.



 

post #60 of 137
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Bear in mind, only one person thus far has had driver issues (Austin). I haven't even had the time to connect mine up just yet, so I'll confirm later whether any Mac driver issues do exist. But clearly it does work on Mac as the review above shows (it was the reviewers main test set up, admittedly perhaps using a USB/SPDIF interface, will have to confirm).

 

Driver issues are not un-common with newly released devices such as these. Hell, even the new Schiit Bifrost has been seeing it's fair share of them. I wouldn't be so quick to write off an otherwise potentially brilliantly built and sounding DAC.
 



 

All the reviews using Mac sources used a USB-SPDIF converter.
 

 

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