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post #16 of 664

Thanks for the photos. That it a lot of caps for such small space.

 

Also interested how it compares to D4.

post #17 of 664

I'd like to say I'm enjoying my D7 which arrived this morning but the driver software won't install (error code 10).

post #18 of 664
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Originally Posted by Terps Fan View Post

I'd like to say I'm enjoying my D7 which arrived this morning but the driver software won't install (error code 10).

What driver software??? The D7 is plug and play, at least on my Windoze and Linux computers. No driver software was included in the box. The D7 was instantly recognized when plugged into a USB port.
post #19 of 664

That's strange.  I needed it.  It's TUSBAudio Driver for XMOS kits by Thesycon.  The download is on ibasso's web site.  Anyhow, it sounds very nice.  I'll post some pics of it rockin' my k550s over the weekend.

post #20 of 664

nice review. what's the white connector for? and pity, it doesn't come with 8741.

post #21 of 664
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Originally Posted by sashaw View Post

nice review. what's the white connector for? and pity, it doesn't come with 8741.

I believe that connector is used as a means of connecting circuit board traces to various onboard devices. It serves no user function. In fact there is no need at all to
open the case unless curiosity becomes irresistable.

The D7 has now replaced my D6 as my main computer soundcard replacement DAC/Amp. Yes, it sounds that good.
post #22 of 664

Also interested in a comparison to the D4 with topkit :)

post #23 of 664

What wouldyou say about E10?

post #24 of 664

Hi HiFlight. Would you say that the D7 beats the D10 as a DAC-only and a a DAC+AMP sound wise. 

post #25 of 664

I'm a bit confused, what is the coax/digital out used for?  Seems unnecessary???

post #26 of 664
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Originally Posted by amham View Post

I'm a bit confused, what is the coax/digital out used for?  Seems unnecessary???



for people that want  to use it as usb>s/pdif transport. as still quite alot dac that still use subpar usb implementation/ a dac that without usb.

post #27 of 664
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post

Hi HiFlight. Would you say that the D7 beats the D10 as a DAC-only and a a DAC+AMP sound wise. 

I have not compared them side by side, but my preliminary impression is that tonally they are similar but the D7 has superior soundstage and Imaging.
post #28 of 664

Hey HiFlight,

 

Do you have an iPad or iPad2? I wonder if it works with the iPad + Camera Connection Kit.

 

Thanks beyersmile.png


Edited by pekingduck - 1/2/12 at 7:58pm
post #29 of 664

How well does the D7 pair with low-impedance IEMs? Any word on output impedance? Having just ordered UM Merlins (12ohm) and looking for a portable amp/dac combo, the D7 does look rather nice!

post #30 of 664

Just received the tracking number for my D7

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