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post #196 of 1861

Got an apple remote today, the change with upsampling seemed subtle at first but the more I listen, the more I like.  Biggest improvement is to the quality of female vocals, just such a natural and realistic quality.  I'm also really amazed how well the K702 65th Anniversary scales with a quality source.  It's making it tough to justify keeping my new AD2000X though it's a great performer in its own right.  I'll have to do more listening to decide for sure. I'll probably still keep both unless I just sell them both and try to get an HD800 biggrin.gif  This DAC really makes me want to get even better headphones.


Edited by JWahl - 2/13/13 at 5:14pm
post #197 of 1861

Does anyone know what's in this update? http://resonessencelabs.com/software-updates-for-concero/

I haven't updated yet...

Not much documentation.

post #198 of 1861
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Does anyone know what's in this update? http://resonessencelabs.com/software-updates-for-concero/

I haven't updated yet...

Not much documentation.

That's a good question.  I did the update with no problem.  I can't tell any change.  Could have just been compatibility fixes with certain software.  Or maybe minor filter tweaks.  However this does answer one thing I've been wondering about; if the Concero is able to accept firmware updates.  That's a plus in my book.

post #199 of 1861

Yep. From this price point upwards you should not buy a new DAC if you cannot update the firmware.

post #200 of 1861

So I tried the Concero with my usb and automatically my computer recognized it and installed the driver. Music now plays with the Concero. I have no idea why it couldn't before or what solved it. I guess I no longer need to use my vlink

post #201 of 1861
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So I tried the Concero with my usb and automatically my computer recognized it and installed the driver. Music now plays with the Concero. I have no idea why it couldn't before or what solved it. I guess I no longer need to use my vlink

 

Well thats convenient. How does the direct USB compare to using the V-Link? or do you notice a difference at all?

post #202 of 1861
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Well thats convenient. How does the direct USB compare to using the V-Link? or do you notice a difference at all?

It was only a quick few minutes before work but nothing major that I could notice. I'll try to spend some more time when I get home
post #203 of 1861
The CONCERO update is for Windows 8 users. We found a bug in the USB 2.0 audio driver
post #204 of 1861
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Is anyone using a power supply for this, or just usb powered? And is there an SQ difference between the two?

 

I'm looking for just a usb dac, don't need all the additional options that most other dacs offer. The concero looks attractive for computer based systems. 


I went for the iFi USB power supply, and I think it's a worthwhile upgrade, but it's $216 including shipping so YMMV on the value proposition.

post #205 of 1861

Im on my 3rd, well 4th USB cable. I went through the one that came with which is ok. Trying not to speand a lot I picked up a Pangea AG and regular Pangea USB. The AG was horribly bright and the regular version was tizzy up top. So thats... a little over $100. Then I picked up a Virtue Audio Nirvana USB. Really well made and I think I hear an actual sound improvement. Bigger sound stage, Nicely balanced. More potent bass. Weird that cables do these things. But I figure if a power cable or speaker wire changes the sound why not the USB. So the Nirvana is a definite keeper. Of course I have yet to hear the Cardas or Audioquest... so

post #206 of 1861

How about something from wireworld? I haven't tried any yet but so many people recommend them to me, I'll probably try the starlight.

post #207 of 1861
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How about something from wireworld? I haven't tried any yet but so many people recommend them to me, I'll probably try the starlight.

 

I have the basic Ultraviolet that came with my Audiophilleo AP1/PurePower combo, and it's definitely a nice cable. 

post #208 of 1861

Ill have to try them. MAybe Ill see if some of my audiophile friends have one. They are old skool though, cd players and such. Records... oh my lord... to me a pita, but they do sound good. ;)

post #209 of 1861
Mapleshade Clearlink USB - Plus version. Best USB cable I've heard by a long shot. It replaced an Audioquest Coffee.
post #210 of 1861
I was checking the Mapleshade out but I read there are issues with connections and it only works in certain positions, like between computer and dac. Some kind of issue like that.
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