Originally Posted by hdtv00
Yea sorry I wasn't more clear when I replied I didn't mean you were doing it wrong. I knew there were other ways besides WASAPI they mentioned them in first 150 pages of the thread. Since I already used WASAPI before I showed up here I just stuck with it. I just meant if you weren't using one of the ways to keep it pure you're doing it wrong, I was to lazy to type it all out. Sorry.
Anyway so since you can clearly see this is an addiction tube rolling. Here is my super throwback to my 1984-87 shop class days. My carrying case I built for my tapes back in the day now being used for tubes, so it's still used for Prince stuff and still musical use, I think it's kinda cool, least till I run out of room in it for tubes haha. Grr, have a look what ya think.
Nicely done htv00, the case looks great.
As for bitperfect playback, I also prefer WASAPI over ASIO. I think both should work, but I've read on some forums that WASAPI works better and I've never had an issue with using it with the Aune. The Foobar ASIO component also comes with a disclaimer that says ASIO sucks...
"Please note that this component is meant for systems where ASIO is the only available output method. It is highly recommended to use the default output modes instead of ASIO. Contrary to popular "audiophile" claims, there are NO benefits from using ASIO as far as music playback quality is concerned, while bugs in ASIO drivers may severely degrade the performance."
No idea if this is true, and also I have no idea if DSD would work via WASAPI for the Aune X1. I asked how the DSD was implemented on another site and have yet to receive a reply. (But I also don't have any DSD sourced files on my computer, so FLAC is fine for now.)
I was considering buying the X1, but I wanted to learn more about DSD before delving into it. I also read double blind testing where DSD was downgraded to 16/44.1 and nobody could tell the difference, although there are differing opinions about double blind testing. Not to mention the methodology/equipment/bla bla bla. The only reason I would consider grabbing some DSD material would be better mastering.