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post #226 of 616
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Originally Posted by davor281 View Post
 

Kingwa replied to my e-mail:

 

The V3 firmware have not sound different to the V2, just slight less spend the CPU ability and support DSD128 for the DSD support DACs.

Kingwa

 

 

Oh wow that's good.. I did not want to spend another 5$ USD .. on firmware :D

 

Given I use a PCM1704UK DAC and a standalone computer for playback I should be fine :)

 

Anyone want to confirm no sound difference ?>

post #227 of 616
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Originally Posted by undersys View Post
 

 

 

Oh wow that's good.. I did not want to spend another 5$ USD .. on firmware :D

 

Given I use a PCM1704UK DAC and a standalone computer for playback I should be fine :)

 

Anyone want to confirm no sound difference ?>

Confirmed. Upgraded with no problems.

post #228 of 616

Has anybody tried the V3 firmware?

post #229 of 616

Won't till it involves SQ improvement.

post #230 of 616
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 All ES9018 built in products had upgrade DSD and up to 384K 32bit support through USB input.
Support DSD64 and DSD128
Support 44.1,48,88.2,96,176.4, 192,352 and 384K 
Support 16 to 32bit

Does anyone know anything more about this message, previous shipped DAC's can now do DSD??

 

Wish this applied to Wolfson chip. :(

post #231 of 616

The latest USB32 update ( 2014v3 ) added DSD support, so I think that just updating the FW should do it.

post #232 of 616
It would be fine & dandy, but i do not think so. I assume that USB-32DSD is required, which is modified USB-32 (modified built?, modified clock/clocks?), aswell for proper 384K you need higher clock than even TCXO which was provided previoulsy for ES9018 itself in Audio-GD case.
post #233 of 616

Kingwa answered my question concerning the DSD support for WM8741 chip/DAC:

 

"We have not start the WM8741 support DSD design now.

Kingwa"

 

Davor

post #234 of 616

Anyone else notice that ASIO sounds a bit recessed in the mids compared to DS? Or is ASIO actually neutral while DS is super mid forwarded?

post #235 of 616
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Originally Posted by SidiousX View Post

It would be fine & dandy, but i do not think so. I assume that USB-32DSD is required, which is modified USB-32 (modified built?, modified clock/clocks?), aswell for proper 384K you need higher clock than even TCXO which was provided previoulsy for ES9018 itself in Audio-GD case.

I think it might just be units shipped since February, but this is really big news for such little hype. Be nice to get some clarification.  

post #236 of 616
I think it safe to bet he did not do any changes in DAC construction per se. 2 things he had to change as i said earlier were USB-32 module to make it DSD compatible, so it ends as USB-32DSD as he announced some time ago and (that's my quess) he had to change ES9018 clock for higher to make it fully compatible with 384K. For sure ES9018 units dispateched since february were compatible, but i think you could get the same compatibility in old units by simply buying new USB-32DSD module and higher ES9018 clock (assuming he has changed it for new compatibility). Concerning not much hype, Audio-GD selling rather mainstream priduct, which DSD as of now it is not. Most ppl probably think its nice to have DSD, but not having it is not a deal breaker. If this approach change in near years, we will live to see.
post #237 of 616

My NFB-1P I got back in October can have this new chip according to Kingwa. I just don't care about DSD right now.

post #238 of 616
It would be interesting to get more details about Audio-GD's implementation of DSD. I suspect it just takes DSD stream and converts internally to PCM for processing by ES9018. I wonder if there is any audible difference if you use Foobar or JRiver to convert DSD-to-PCM and then stream it to Audio-GD DAC. Maybe someone with DSD supported Audio-GD DAC can try this out and compare.
post #239 of 616

I reverted back to V2 driver with updated firmware because i didnt care for the forward sound of 2014. I downloaded a $25 24/192 file and wont play.

Are you guys able to play 24/192 without issues on 2014?? Please save from reading 10 pages to find results. :)

post #240 of 616

On SqueezeboxTouch + SA-2 via USB 24v192 works perfectly on 2014v2 and 2014v3.

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