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post #166 of 1934
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

The web site is not clear on this. I think a call to Alasdair at AQ is in order. He knows his stuff.

Hey longbowbbs, do you have Alasdair email?

I would like it.

 

Thanks!

post #167 of 1934
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Originally Posted by BobJS View Post


Not what you asked, but results should be similar ..... I'm using a FIIO E17 over USB on Windows XP Pro on a not-so state of the art Pentium D 2.8 GHz and the pertinent process (plugin-container.exe) runs at 5-6 %.  My System Idle Process is about 85-90%.  CPU Usage runs about 10%.

Useful anyway. Thanks.

 

I asked about CPU use with the DragonFly DAC because an async mode DAC might require more work  by the device driver at the interrupt level and the DPC level.

 

Bill

post #168 of 1934

bobeau - not a problem - i've done chunk of reading an basically had trouble finding someone posting their take on it in a nutshell - where does the amp stand ballpark, what about the dac etc. - what i was shooting to describe as what i would be interested in before purchasing.

 

love knight - that's my take with me gear and aging ears, but it's at least one data point - will be very interested to see what other folks have to say - but its a great dac for the money - and the size makes it ridiculous. 

 

there is definitely the plane and coffee house factor - even the small amp/dac i tried to use (pico, P52) seem to just take up more space on the edge of a table/desk/airline tray for some reason - far more than the physical measurements would suggest (clearly psychological, maybe volume knob needing space to use?)/


Edited by jrosenth - 7/16/12 at 1:28pm
post #169 of 1934
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Originally Posted by bobeau View Post

Already responded on CA but will just say thanks Gordon for stepping in and clarifying.

I stand corrected on what I'm perceiving my issue to be with the unit, I should have held onto it and done a proper burn-in.

I'll hold off for awhile and wait for further impressions on how the sonic character changes with burn-in, if all is good I'll likely pick one up again.

Cheers. - Beau

I am traveling for a few days ( iPad only) so I left the DF to burn in. It should have around 200 hours on it when I return. I'll give you my impressions then. Hopefully it will be as nice as I expect.
post #170 of 1934
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Originally Posted by Chefano View Post

Hey longbowbbs, do you have Alasdair email?
I would like it.

Thanks!

Info@audioquest.com goes right to him.
post #171 of 1934
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post


Info@audioquest.com goes right to him.

Thanks.

I was already using that mail.

2 days so far, no answer.

post #172 of 1934
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Originally Posted by Chefano View Post

Thanks.
I was already using that mail.
2 days so far, no answer.

I actually called and spoke with him. Very knowledgeable and willing to help.
post #173 of 1934
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post


I actually called and spoke with him. Very knowledgeable and willing to help.

I asked that, because Im noticing that my usb connector started to bend o.O

photo-2.JPG

 

Is that normal ?

post #174 of 1934

No, I do not think this is normal. Hopefully they will release Dragon tail soon. This could be the pressure of headphones, IEMs' cables ... that caused this problem.

post #175 of 1934
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Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post

No, I do not think this is normal. Hopefully they will release Dragon tail soon. This could be the pressure of headphones, IEMs' cables ... that caused this problem.

Ive already ordered an USB adapter. Gonna take some time to get it =(

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/90d-USB-3-0-male-Female-vertical-right-Angled-Adapter-/140567116334?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D673535308057380895%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26

post #176 of 1934
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Originally Posted by LoveKnight View Post

No, I do not think this is normal. Hopefully they will release Dragon tail soon. This could be the pressure of headphones, IEMs' cables ... that caused this problem.

 

Mine did this out of the box, I thought they designed it to angle downward a bit to relieve pressure.  Guess I must have gotten a used unit?  Hmm, it didn't come sealed.


Edited by bobeau - 7/17/12 at 9:14am
post #177 of 1934
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Originally Posted by bobeau View Post

 

Mine did this out of the box, I thought they designed it to angle downward a bit to relieve pressure.  Guess I must have gotten a used unit?  Hmm, it didn't come sealed.

Mine did not come sealed either.

post #178 of 1934
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Originally Posted by Chefano View Post

I asked that, because Im noticing that my usb connector started to bend o.O

photo-2.JPG

 

Is that normal ?

 

I just checked, and mine looks just like that.

post #179 of 1934
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Originally Posted by jude View Post

 

I just checked, and mine looks just like that.

 

Also come to think of it, if you put the end cap on backwards it's way off alignment.  I think this was intentional.

post #180 of 1934

Only for computer use? Not for use with portable players?

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