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post #166 of 283
Cool,

¨¨USB-32 supports 32/384 but PCM1704UK supports only up to 192KHz , then this is the limit for while.

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post #167 of 283

My Ref5.2 is already outdated! tongue_smile.gif It's hard to keep pace with Kingwa releasing so much new units and upgrades for old units.. So he is replacing TE8802 on all his DACs?

post #168 of 283
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Originally Posted by threegr View Post

My Ref5.2 is already outdated! tongue_smile.gif It's hard to keep pace with Kingwa releasing so much new units and upgrades for old units.. So he is replacing TE8802 on all his DACs?

 

Look At product page , almost every product listed switched to "USB32" . (only NFB-12.1/15 and DI still use tenor chips) .


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 9/24/12 at 3:23am
post #169 of 283

Yes me too.....my Reference 5.2 is two months old and outdated. The applause for embracing a new chipset for USB with TE8802 and the press releases from Audio-GD that they were the first to embrace this new capability has all but died, quicker than it arrived. What happened, why now USB32 ? will Audio-GD offer free upgrades to USB32 for customers who bought the sales pitch with DI-DSP and the DACs with TE8802?

 

Don't get me wrong I'm a fan of the product having a DAC19DSP, C2.2, Reference 5.2 and CIA-400 also invested in Double-Helix ACSS cables, but just a unhappy with this TE8802 saga, and no explanation that I've seen from Audio-GD other than now similar claims for the latest and greatest with USB32 that we heard for TE8802. 

 

Anyone know whats happening ?

 

Frizzup


Edited by frizzup - 9/24/12 at 4:34am
post #170 of 283

TE8802 has been a disaster in the DI as well

 

2 buggy driver releases and it still does not work properly (like the original DI)

post #171 of 283

If the truth be told... Audio g-d going with the TE8802 and touting it was a huge mistake in more ways than one. Kingwa wishes he had never heard of the Tennor TE8802.

 

All ^ IMO of course :)


Edited by Frank Sol - 9/24/12 at 6:36am
post #172 of 283
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Originally Posted by frizzup View Post

 

, but just a unhappy with this TE8802 saga, and no explanation that I've seen from Audio-GD other than now similar claims for the latest and greatest with USB32 that we heard for TE8802. 

There's been quite a bit of talk about what's been going on with the tennor.  Several people had issues with it and tennor didn't help out.  If your tennor chip works for you then you're good and you still have a ref5 with a usb input in it and you don't NEED to upgrade.

post #173 of 283

I got my ref5.32 last week but I'm basically not going to be able to compare it with anything.  All my sources have the same level output except the ref 5 which is slightly hotter than everything else.  It is just too much work to try to volume match all the time.

post #174 of 283

Are there any plan to use USB32 in the DI as well?

post #175 of 283

A good question here is: can TE8802 module be replaced with USB-32 module? I know that Audio-gd equipment has modular receivers, but it would be interesting to see if this is possible...

post #176 of 283
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Originally Posted by threegr View Post

A good question here is: can TE8802 module be replaced with USB-32 module? I know that Audio-gd equipment has modular receivers, but it would be interesting to see if this is possible...

 

yes it will be possible , King Wa is just waiting to see if USB-32 is really Bug Free he doesn't want to repeat the TE8802 story .  

 

 

"

Dear xxxxx,
We will offer the USB32 for users upgrade in future once we confirm the USB32 without problems of users.
Thanks.
Kingwa"

 

But if TE8802 is working flawlessly in your REF5.2 i think it's a bit useless to upgrade it to USB32 IMO .


Edited by HaVoC-28 - 9/24/12 at 7:17am
post #177 of 283
Anyone know if replacing USB also works for the original REF5?
post #178 of 283
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post

But if TE8802 is working flawlessly in your REF5.2 i think it's a bit useless to upgrade it to USB32 IMO .

 

I am using BNC input through JKenny's Hiface transport, although I have tried Ref5.2 USB briefly. It seemed usable to me, processor usage was a bit higher than usual (not all the time), but I am not 100% sure it is related to TE8802 driver. Nevertheless, I am not too happy if I have invested in a device that is problematic (even if it is only for some users). It could be important for example, when reselling the device some time in the future...

post #179 of 283
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Originally Posted by threegr View Post

A good question here is: can TE8802 module be replaced with USB-32 module? I know that Audio-gd equipment has modular receivers, but it would be interesting to see if this is possible...


There are some technical issues to work out and it wont likely be a direct swap, one for the other.  The usb32 card also requires more power than what is provided by usb power so if you have a DI without the (a) extra power supply then that wont work.

post #180 of 283

I find it extraodinary that Audio-GD are still advertising the DI model with TE8802 chipset for sale on the website given the issues they have had.

 

Why make the user base bigger than it is if there are technical issues that may require a return to manafacturer to resolve, given the logistics and shipping costs. 

 

if the power supply is an issue for the DI do you know if the Reference 5.2 would have the same issue ?, hopefully given mains supply it can support a module change rather than the whole DAC having to be returned to Audio-GD. 

 

Frizzup

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