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post #61 of 88
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Originally Posted by Viper2001 View Post

Yes, he is very busy.  Can you PM me your name and email addr and I'll relay your purchase request to him.

No need.   He just replied..

post #62 of 88
Any news on the eta of the next production run?
post #63 of 88

Any comparison of the Legato II with Stello U3 or Bel Canto ulink or REFlink ? I am keen on upgrading the source for my TACT S2150 (currently my SBT w/Wellborne Labs linear power supply with TT3.0 software mods)

post #64 of 88

"Viper"........check your PM. We have e-mail issues.

 

Thanks,

Pat
 

post #65 of 88
Thread Starter 

Just received the first batch of Legato II rev 2.  They all go to my friends who ordered them through me since Nov/Dec last year.

 

Rev 2 adds the following:

 

1. Idle detection so that when no music is streaming and while the PC is left on, the unit will timeout after about 18 mins and go into charging mode.

 

2. Low batt detection.  It cuts the batt off so that you cannot drain the batt flat by keep playing music through it.  This prevents a nasty problem in charging a flat SLA batt.

 

3. Dual color LED to indicate charging status.  Red is charging, green is fully charged.

 

 


Edited by Viper2001 - 4/3/13 at 10:16am
post #66 of 88

If one of your friends changes his or her mind..............biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Viper2001 View Post

Just received the first batch of Legato II rev 2.  They all go to my friends who ordered them through me since Nov/Dec last year.

 

Rev 2 adds the following:

 

1. Idle detection so that when no music is streaming and while the PC is left on, the unit will timeout after about 18 mins and go into charging mode.

 

2. Low batt detection.  It cuts the batt off so that you cannot drain the batt flat by keep playing music through it.  This prevents a nasty problem in charging a flat SLA batt.

 

3. Dual color LED to indicate charging status.  Red is charging, green is fully charged.

post #67 of 88
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Originally Posted by SoftwireEngineer View Post

Any comparison of the Legato II with Stello U3 or Bel Canto ulink or REFlink ? I am keen on upgrading the source for my TACT S2150 (currently my SBT w/Wellborne Labs linear power supply with TT3.0 software mods)
If ART sell me one Legato II, I could compare it with my Bel Canto uLink :-)
post #68 of 88
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Everyone picked up theirs and getting good feedbacks.  The best redbook performance bar none!

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If one of your friends changes his or her mind..............biggrin.gif

 

post #69 of 88

I just ordered the JKenny converter.  For now I'll be happy with the 2nd or 3rd best one on the market wink.gif   https://sites.google.com/site/jkciunas/converter

I assumed the wait time is too long but maybe I should have emailed them on the wait for the Legato II.

 

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Originally Posted by Viper2001 View Post

Everyone picked up theirs and getting good feedbacks.  The best redbook performance bar none!

post #70 of 88
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Originally Posted by Viper2001 View Post

Everyone picked up theirs and getting good feedbacks.  The best redbook performance bar none!

 

 

Have you heard of any issues with the Rev 2's from your end?

post #71 of 88

Hello! Are there any plans in the future about 24/192 converter?

Or what is the catch? Very expensive clock or there is even no possibility to get it?

Can somebody tell what the usb chip Legato is using, Xmos or what?

post #72 of 88

hi carma

 

you can safely forget a 192khz for the long time being. In my belief you dont need it  too. It is 90% marketing hype. You need a stellar high end dac which utilizes 192 khz like it should be, extreme low jitter and extreme stable power supply.  which will make it very very costly. In fact I do wonder if a non audiophile recording studio (98% of all recordings?) will have such stable stable power. I am afraid not. So even when they market 192khz files they are not sounding as they could be. But anyway Art will not make a 192 khz device, probably ever. He is so insensitive to hypes and marketing inflated narratives. .

I only hope one day will come a 96 khz device but don't count on it, maybe when his dac is ready, hopefully

post #73 of 88
Agree, I've had the Legato (version 1) for a few years now, and 44.1 is the way to go for 99% of files!!
post #74 of 88

There are several catches as I know it, and Pat feels the eventual product may be too expensive to sell well. I thought he should look at kickstarter, but still..

 

Just to add-on to the '192khz anti-hype', I ever did a test with a studio master file (recorded in my country) and via blind tests, I found the 44.1 file sounded better than the original 96 or 192 files. Whether this is because at 44.1, my DAC sounds better, or some other factor, I'm not sure. But either way.. I'm sticking to 44.1 as I still buy CDs.

 

DSD files at my home also does not sound as good in the aspects which matter. I'm not sure why. :)

post #75 of 88

44.1 should never  sound better like 96 should not sound better than 192khz. it is like a 3 liter motor should not produce less power  than a 2 or 1 liter motor. It is all in the implementation of the design.Then in soooo many cases 44.1 sounds better (but in also many cases sound worse, but as there are multiple times more 44.1 material, good implemented and recorded 44.1 files are also more frequently in the possession of the public) than 96+khz files. But to make 96 already sound better the whole design becomes much much more expensive to keep up to the theoretical advantages. Also the jump from 16 to 24 bit  is a real attack to the cost of the power supply. 32 bit is pure marketing as there will be no demand for it ( law of diminishing returns)

 

Too many times by the way I was disappointed by my HD (96) purchases on the web as they did sound worse than my best CD files. That you can hear a part before you buy, does not tell you its hd quality.

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