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post #556 of 1391
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Originally Posted by Greenleaf7 View Post

Has anyone compared this amp with the o2 + odac combo? The 11.32 on paper has the better Dac and outputs more power than the o2.


well it is better for sure... i sold my o2/odac combo but kept this... as this is 299$ right now on audio-gd site and the o2/odac cost 20-30$ less only, 11.32 is  a much much better deal... the dac is superior and the amp too imo. and not just talking about power...

post #557 of 1391
Yes the $299 promo price of the 11.32 makes it a real bargain. Since you've heard both the o2/odac and the 11.32, could you highlight the key differences between the 2? Would really appreciate your feedback
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post #558 of 1391
Yes the $299 promo price of the 11.32 makes it a real bargain. Since you've heard both the o2/odac and the 11.32, could you highlight the key differences between the 2? Would really appreciate your feedback
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post #559 of 1391
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Originally Posted by Greenleaf7 View Post

Yes the $299 promo price of the 11.32 makes it a real bargain. Since you've heard both the o2/odac and the 11.32, could you highlight the key differences between the 2? Would really appreciate your feedback
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well it is hard as o2 and odac are separate and 11.32 is a built in combo... it makes it harder to do it as i can tell you about the combos rather than individual pieces.

 

the odac/o2 combo is very neutral precise and detailed... i used it with the he500 so i was not really impressed as that combo did not have enough drive to power them properly and the treble was a bit grainy... it was great with the hd650 though...

 

11.32 powers the he500 very well and the hd650 also sings with it marvelously... this combo has very good detail in treble... the bass portion is very tight but the emphasis of the sound is on treble for me... both are incredible close imo. in sound signature but the 11.32 is slightly better in soundstage and detail imo.(i don't consider myself an audiophile so it is just an opinion and may not be fact)... the difference is almost too small to consider but the main factor is the power of the amp, which alone makes it worth while tbh.

post #560 of 1391

http://www.interprojekt.com.pl or audiophonics.fr, though the polish site is much cheaper.
 

post #561 of 1391

Can anyone tell me which media player request the ASIO must have 64bit support?

I want to feedback to VIA see if can edit the driver support ASIO 64bit for cooperate with that media player.

post #562 of 1391
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Originally Posted by Kingwa View Post

Can anyone tell me which media player request the ASIO must have 64bit support?
I want to feedback to VIA see if can edit the driver support ASIO 64bit for cooperate with that media player.
JPlay on Windows 64bit only use 64bit ASIOs...
post #563 of 1391
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Originally Posted by rdsu View Post

JPlay on Windows 64bit only use 64bit ASIOs...
That's right. I've used JRiver and there was no issue with the USB32 drivers, but that's because it's a 32 bit software. Now I'm using jriver + jplay and I can't use th ASIO drivers. KS still works fine though, altough I can't use the smallest buffers.
post #564 of 1391
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Originally Posted by realmassy View Post


That's right. I've used JRiver and there was no issue with the USB32 drivers, but that's because it's a 32 bit software. Now I'm using jriver + jplay and I can't use th ASIO drivers. KS still works fine though, altough I can't use the smallest buffers.


I already reported that to Kingwa, here and by email, so lets hope VIA can do something about this...

post #565 of 1391
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Originally Posted by Kingwa View Post

Can anyone tell me which media player request the ASIO must have 64bit support?

I want to feedback to VIA see if can edit the driver support ASIO 64bit for cooperate with that media player.

Hi Kingwa

Some points concerning new 1.3 driver (not only x64 case driver)

1. When you have put updated VIA ASIO driver into USB-32 driver, you have forgotten updated plugs which you are moving into foobar components, so in effect VIA ASIO new viaasio.dll is instaled when in foobar folder there is still old viaasio.dll, pls fix it

2. I do not know why you are stick with old outdated 2009 foobar asio plugin (again in plugs folder), when there is new foobar asio plugin Version 2.1.2 http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_out_asio dated 2012. Pls elaborate or consider to update it. Same goes to WASAPi foobar plugin.

3. Pls take a look at this gentleman post

http://www.head-fi.org/t/500369/audio-gd-digital-interface/3780#post_9380905

VIA panel is not loading at win7x64 os, is not major but a bit irritating.

4. Concerning x64 driver per se, if you will update ASIO plugin to version 2.1.2 for actual foobar you will see that even for foobar new option appear which allows you to use ASIO x64 driver. Here is screenshot.

post #566 of 1391
^ that's because Foobar is a 32 bit application abd uses the 32 bit version of the driver. Just because the OS is 64 bit doesn't mean that all software installed is 64 bit: Windows 7/8 supports applications built on 32 bit.
post #567 of 1391

@realmassy

That's rather obvious, its basic computer knowledge. I'm referring to the fact that there is potential usage of working on x64 VIA ASIO drivers (answering Kingwa's question). Sooner or later all progs migrate into x64 structure, as OS, its drivers, AV's and many other proggies did already.

post #568 of 1391
I can't see that happening anytime soon for Foobar or JRiver: migrating those applications won't be trivial and won't provide any benefit (do we really need more than 3gb of ram to play some files?)
post #569 of 1391

I am use the WIN7 64bit on Macbook pro without any problems.

The V1.3 is only for the DI-V3 update, not for other device.

We always contact with VIA engineers wish can improve the driver .

The driver target is best on sound and jitter control cooperate with the hardware, not least buffer in PC.

More data communication in the asynchronous transfer cause the PC had to have more buffer for avoid data drop off.

post #570 of 1391

Just started reading up on this little gem today and I am very interested, no matter what my wife says about my headphone hobby.gs1000.gif

 

I am still a rookie, so I have many questions before going for it. I appreciate any bit of advice and info you have to offer.

 

Background:

1) Current HP's in order of use: Ed8, Pro900, RS2, ES-10, Spirit 1. But thinking about getting TH900 (might just go out and buy it and deal with the wife latertriportsad.gif, I've waited long enough for her to give me the green light).

2) Source: MB Air, Sg Note2, MB Pro, MB Mini.

3) Mostly listen to: a) EDB like Hardwell / Dimitri & Like Mike / Tomorrowland-like stuff; b) Vocals, Buble-like stuff; c) Pop and some rock; d) Canto-pop, and as I improve my audio gear I will probably get into other genre that I normally would not get into.

4) I really like something neutral/transparent. I can handle more sibilance than the average and I actually like a lot of treble. I also want good quality and quantity of bass (clean and punchy).

5) Is there any other info you need to guide me in the right direction?

 

Questions:

1) Is the NFB 11-32 a good choice given the above or do you recommend another Audio GD model or other brand? I.e. current HP list and potential TH900.

2) Is this transportable because it appears to be reasonably transportable?

3) Will it work with the Note2? A member here said he had problems some time ago but may have found a fix by now.

4) They appear to be shipping from Hong Kong and I am living there. Can I buy it direct (in person) here?

5) Can someone give some advice on the upgrades that are available for this unit?

 

Thank you in advance!

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