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post #1351 of 2472

I thought I read the 1.1s have a leather-like bag included in the package. The 1.0s didn't. Can anyone confirm?

post #1352 of 2472
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Edited by Speakerphile - 11/28/13 at 7:50am
post #1353 of 2472
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Originally Posted by kurt_fire View Post
 

I thought I read the 1.1s have a leather-like bag included in the package. The 1.0s didn't. Can anyone confirm?

I know they changed the bag along the way, but has anyone seen info to indicate that they changed the Dragonfly device hardware at the same time?

post #1354 of 2472

So AudioAdvisor sent the following email to customers:

 

“Why the $150 Savings?

AudioQuest will shortly release DragonFly v1.2, so they were willing to sell us DragonFly v1.0 at a low closeout price. But here's the secret scoop on v1.0. It's really a v1.1 with identical specs to the forthcoming v1.2. The original v1.0 units were updated last year in an unannounced running change. They removed a capacitor and improved the mini headphone jack to improve reliability. This version also had a software upgrade, but when you plug one into a computer, the computer still reads "DragonFly v1.0".

 

So get the DragonFly v1.0 at our low closeout price and enjoy superb sound quality on the cheap!”

 

 

As it turns out, this is not true.  Hopefully AudioAdvisor will be sending out a correction.  This is coming straight from AQ.

post #1355 of 2472
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Originally Posted by kurt_fire View Post
 

I thought I read the 1.1s have a leather-like bag included in the package. The 1.0s didn't. Can anyone confirm?

I thought they didn't change the version number for that one. 

post #1356 of 2472
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Originally Posted by tninety View Post
 

I thought they didn't change the version number for that one. 

The 1.1 change was made very early on and didn't have anything to do with the leather case.  

post #1357 of 2472
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The 1.1 change was made very early on and didn't have anything to do with the leather case.  

Wasn't the difference between the 1.0 and the 1.1 the 64 steps vs 60 step of attenuation respectively?

My DF came in a leather pouch, but still has volume at 0 ( OS Volume). I don't think the cloth sac vs pouch is a good determination of revision.

Do we have an accurate way to lookup our version?
post #1358 of 2472

Other than open it up and look the main board? :P

Well i had a problem with the first unit, (1st batch, string pouch), also the "DragonFly" text on it was dark / barely see able.

On the unit i got in exchange, the DragonFly text is in white. and it came with a leather sleeve.

post #1359 of 2472
Thinking about picking one of these up. So are they the same as the new v1.2 or not?
post #1360 of 2472
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Thinking about picking one of these up. So are they the same as the new v1.2 or not?

No.  But it is still a great deal. The 1.2 version will be $50 more though, so if the dough isn't a concern you may just want to order that one.  

post #1361 of 2472

This dac has come right down in price now that it dropped a star from what hifi(now with4 stars)..time to bag myself a bargain for christmas..anyone heard this dac with the AKG550's?

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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post
 

This dac has come right down in price now that it dropped a star from what hifi(now with4 stars)..time to bag myself a bargain for christmas..anyone heard this dac with the AKG550's?

I use my DragonFly with K550 all the time, it's great. Without amp have to keep the volume as low as 2-8 /100 on the windows. But i think i prefer it straight from DragonFly, rather than trough my Arrow 3G, witch i use with SE535.

post #1363 of 2472
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Originally Posted by Whippler View Post
 

I use my DragonFly with K550 all the time, it's great. Without amp have to keep the volume as low as 2-8 /100 on the windows. But i think i prefer it straight from DragonFly, rather than trough my Arrow 3G, witch i use with SE535.

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Edited by martin vegas - 11/29/13 at 1:12pm
post #1364 of 2472
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post
 

No.  But it is still a great deal. The 1.2 version will be $50 more though, so if the dough isn't a concern you may just want to order that one.  

The 1.2 version will be $50 more from the $99 price point (so $150) or $50 more at the regular $250 price point (so $300)? 

post #1365 of 2472

BTW you can check the version number of your DF on a Mac under "system information" app in the USB section under hardware. Click the DragonFly. Here's a 1.0c:

 

Should be possible in Windows or Linux (lsusb -v or something) but I don't have my desktop with me so I can't verify. 

 

I guess there was never a 1.1 since this one was bought very recently. 

 

There seems to be some revisions of the hardware:

 

- Dark DragonFly text (1.0?)

- Light DragonFly text (after 1.0?)

- Light DragonFly text + FCC logos in white on the bottom (1.0c+?)

 

Inclusion of leather pouch/cloth pouch doesn't seem to have any bearing on actual version number but it often corresponds because the cloth pouch was only shipped with early units... 

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