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post #391 of 520
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

 


Cool, thanks a bunch. Interesting, buffer settings gone. Any idea where to look for release notes.


What's your impressions so far, I could take less 10 minutes with it, unbearably bright to my taste. Reverted back to OEM 1.61.

 

EDIT: Actually, 1.63 still sounds the best out of the bunch, with the least splashy treble.

So on brightness and treble energy I would rate them as

1.67 > 1.61 > 1.63 (higher ranking means brighter)

 

1.63 to my ears sounds the most "analogue", would like to hear what others think.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 5/30/13 at 11:55am
post #392 of 520

my recent "drop out" issues appear to have gone bigsmile_face.gif

the only thing now, is slooooooow start up of pc.

it seems to take an age before i get the sound and network icon up in bottom right side of taskbar.

though subsequent restarts are much quicker.

post #393 of 520

1.63 working well in Win 8?

post #394 of 520

Hey HiFaceTwo owners, have any of you had a chance to compare your converter to either the NuForce U192S ($99) or the Peachtree X1 ($199)? If so, could you please describe any sonic, reliability, ergonomic, or other noteworthy differences?

 

I'm in the market for an asynchronous USB to SPDIF converter, and my budget is 200. The three I'm considering are the U192S, the X1, and the HiFaceTwo. (I was also considering the VLink 192, but several of you noted that the HighFaceTwo sounds noticably better.)

 

I plan to use the converter with a Mac Mini, and mobility offers no advantage for me, so the small form factor of the HighFaceTwo won't factor into my decision. Actually, a few of you have noted that it puts some stress on the USB port, so for that reason I may prefer one of the other two contenders (although the flip side is that they each require a USB cable, which will introduce one more variable into my signal path). From a feature standpoint, I like the fact that the U192S displays sample rate.

 

But all that will take a back seat to sonic differences, if there are any. So that said, can anyone offer up a comparison based on listening experience?

 

Many thanks!

--------

Edit: Since I've read that a converter's performance is depends in part on the DAC that is being used, I should add that I'll be using the converter to send audio to a Denon 3808ci receiver. I use the receiver as a pre-pro with an external amp both for hi-res PCM music stereo playback and also to play movie audio tracks (e.g. 5.1 DD/DTS) bitstreams). Also, sometimes I use the headphone out when I'm in the mood for a head-fi experience, or when it's late at night and I don't want to risk waking up the neighbors!


Edited by Thunder240 - 7/10/13 at 8:50pm
post #395 of 520
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

 

1) Download driver from here http://www.luckit.biz/downloads/Luckit%20WaveIO%20Drivers%20(v1.63.0).rar

2) Uninstall existing driver

3) Unrar downloaded driver and replace inf and ini files with attachment

4) Unplug HiFace2

5) Start setup.exe and follow instructions

 

Modded inf files attached

 

 

HiFace2-1.63_inf.zip 4k .zip file

v1.67 is now released

post #396 of 520

Great news, thanks!

 

Works perfectly fine on Win 8 x64 (with manually modified inf files, like last time, and installed with temporarily disabled driver signature -won't install on W8 otherwise).

 

It's hard to say whether or not there's an improvement, as I didn't -and won't- ABX these drivers; but the sound seems at least as good as with 1.63 drivers and maybe just a little more relaxed or analog-sounding. Bass and soundstage depth may be a bit better too. The brain gets used to improvements so quickly, it's hard to make sure...

 

I'll try the drivers on Win 7 x64 later today too.

post #397 of 520
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Originally Posted by satbaba View Post

v1.67 is now released


I'd like to hear what other people think of this version, I personally found it too edgy and bright, see my post above. In my setup I greatly preferred 1.63.

post #398 of 520
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


I'd like to hear what other people think of this version, I personally found it too edgy and bright, see my post above. In my setup I greatly preferred 1.63.

I have never found a bright  with jplay mini  player , Senn hd800 , Bottlehead crack OTL tube amp , Hegel HD20 dac


Edited by satbaba - 7/14/13 at 10:00pm
post #399 of 520
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Originally Posted by satbaba View Post

I have never found a bright  with jplay mini  player , Senn hd800 , Bottlehead crack OTL tube amp , Hegel HD20 dac


How would you describe the difference between 1.67 and 1.63, if any?

post #400 of 520
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post

1.67 xmos drivers reporting, knock yourselves out: http://meridian-audio.com/en/collections/products/explorer-1000/4/support/ ^^


Luckit posted their packaging on 1.67, with control panel and spy tool. http://www.luckit.biz/downloads/Luckit%20WaveIO%20Drivers%20(v1.67.0).rar

Call me crazy but they do not exhibit the shrillness of meridian-audio package.

In fact they seem like an improvement over 1.63, the sound is less congested with more details and air but still relaxed, analogue like.

 

They also work with iFi iLink.

post #401 of 520
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post

my recent "drop out" issues appear to have gone bigsmile_face.gif

the only thing now, is slooooooow start up of pc.
it seems to take an age before i get the sound and network icon up in bottom right side of taskbar.
though subsequent restarts are much quicker.
Hi !
V1.67 Luckit drivers works fine !
Run Ccleaner (v 4.03), clean registry and after that, everything is fine, without any issue !
Gidu
Edited by Gidu - 7/23/13 at 1:34pm
post #402 of 520
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


Luckit posted their packaging on 1.67, with control panel and spy tool. http://www.luckit.biz/downloads/Luckit%20WaveIO%20Drivers%20(v1.67.0).rar

Call me crazy but they do not exhibit the shrillness of meridian-audio package.

In fact they seem like an improvement over 1.63, the sound is less congested with more details and air but still relaxed, analogue like.

 

They also work with iFi iLink.

I went to download this today and their site appears to be down. I am not really excited about changing from 1.63 because it is so good, but I just can't leave well enough alone. Have to see for myself. I guess they will fix their site I'll check back. Interested in anyone's experience who has installed this new version.

post #403 of 520

I am on Win 7 64bit and Luckit 1.63....cannot get 1.67 to recognize the HI Face2? 

 

Anyone help please?

 

Many thanks......................

 

 

EDIT:

Manged to get 1.67 installed. I had forgotten to copy and paste the HiFace2-1.63_inf.zip 4k .zip file


Edited by spkrs01 - 7/26/13 at 9:33am
post #404 of 520
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

I am on Win 7 64bit and Luckit 1.63....cannot get 1.67 to recognize the HI Face2? 

 

Anyone help please?

 

Many thanks......................

 

 

EDIT:

Manged to get 1.67 installed. I had forgotten to copy and paste the HiFace2-1.63_inf.zip 4k .zip file


Technically you want to modify infs included with 1.67 driver not reuse 1.63.

Just copy paste Models Sections from corresponding HiFace driver files into new ones.

 

 

USBLuckit.inf

Quote:
;******************************************************************************
; Models sections
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[_Models]
"hiFace TWO"=_Install, USB\VID_249C&PID_930B
"hiFace TWO"=_Install, USB\VID_249C&PID_930C
"Joplin"=_Install, USB\VID_249C&PID_930D


[_Models.ntamd64]
"hiFace TWO"=_Install, USB\VID_249C&PID_930B
"hiFace TWO"=_Install, USB\VID_249C&PID_930C
"Joplin"=_Install, USB\VID_249C&PID_930D
 

 

USBLuckitks.inf

 

Quote:
;******************************************************************************
; Models sections
;------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[_Models]
"M2Tech hiFace TWO UAC2"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_249C&PID_930B&KS
"M2Tech hiFace TWO UAC1"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_249C&PID_930C&KS
"M2Tech Joplin"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_249C&PID_930D&KS

[_Models.ntamd64]
"M2Tech hiFace TWO UAC2"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_249C&PID_930B&KS
"M2Tech hiFace TWO UAC1"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_249C&PID_930C&KS
"M2Tech Joplin"=_Install, TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_249C&PID_930D&KS

 

 

 custom.ini (this one is optional, only affects ASIO driver display name)

Quote:
[ASIO]
AsioDriverGUID={1689FA61-6229-4bcc-888A-7B20CC2090A4}
AsioDisplayName="MUSBAudio ASIO Driver"
 

 

BTW, after using ASIO for a while I switched back to KS, and it sounds better to my ears and this is what JKenny and M2Tech recommends. YMMV, use whatever output suits you.

post #405 of 520
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

BTW, after using ASIO for a while I switched back to KS, and it sounds better to my ears and this is what JKenny and M2Tech recommends. YMMV, use whatever output suits you.

 

Are you sure about?

Who more use KS besides ASIO?

 

Tks...

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