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could anyone tell me if the usb chipset on the da8 can power the usb cable? this would allow full use of the SoTM usb card...

 

Are you asking if USB requires power on the 5V line? If that's the question, I think the answer is yes. At least according to the Amanero datasheet. But I'll try to give it a test by switching my tX-USB power switch off and see if it still works. 

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I have finally acquired all the components needed for the driver upgrade I am doing for my speakers.  If all goes well I will be able to try the DA8 out in my two channel system tomorrow.  I am excited to hear how the DA8 sounds in that configuration.

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Are you asking if USB requires power on the 5V line? If that's the question, I think the answer is yes. At least according to the Amanero datasheet. But I'll try to give it a test by switching my tX-USB power switch off and see if it still works. 

ok thanks i appreciate it. looking forward to your answer. i purchased the da8 not long ago and am waiting for its arrival! i also have rachel from GF asking yulong what volume setting it takes to get the XLR down to 2 and 2.5v respectively so i'll let you all know soon as i receive an answer.

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I know, not a great answer, I'm still figuring it out. The DA8 does work well as a preamp and the integrated headphone section is very respectable. So if those could be of use, the DA8 has the edge over the X-Sabre, because there's no way you get a headphone amp that good for the $200 price difference between them. 

Thanks for the response, really appreciate it. I was trying to factor in the fact that you get a pretty darn good app with the DA8 too, and at a $200 premium that may be worth the extra. However, with the coupon that puts the price difference at $400 which makes it more difficult..
post #365 of 497
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post
Are you asking if USB requires power on the 5V line? If that's the question, I think the answer is yes. At least according to the Amanero datasheet. But I'll try to give it a test by switching my tX-USB power switch off and see if it still works. 

Yulong says, in mail: "It does not use USB use 5 v power supply, it's the USB module is by DA8 pure power supply"

post #366 of 497
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Thanks for the response, really appreciate it. I was trying to factor in the fact that you get a pretty darn good app with the DA8 too, and at a $200 premium that may be worth the extra. However, with the coupon that puts the price difference at $400 which makes it more difficult..

May I ask what coupon you speak of. Thanks!

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Yulong says, in mail: "It does not use USB use 5 v power supply, it's the USB module is by DA8 pure power supply"

 

Thanks! I'll still test it when I get a chance. Unfortunately my Auraliti PK90 is on the bottom shelf of my rack, and the switch to disable USB power output is hard to reach.... it doesn't help that I need to block that area off so my 1 year old can't get to it. He LOVES to find a volume knob to turn or a power switch to press (over and over and over). 

 

The Amanero datasheet says it uses USB power, but of course Yulong could have reworked that in his implementation. Which is a good thing!

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I've searched this thread and around the world-wide web, but haven't found a link to the manual or any other explanation of what the five filter modes are.  Could one of the users briefly fill me in on the various filter settings?  Specifically wondering if there is a setting for no filtering at all.  Thanks in advance - Pat

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I've searched this thread and around the world-wide web, but haven't found a link to the manual or any other explanation of what the five filter modes are.  Could one of the users briefly fill me in on the various filter settings?  Specifically wondering if there is a setting for no filtering at all.  Thanks in advance - Pat

 

For PCM signals, you get two choices - Slow and Sharp. These are filters built-in to the ES9018 chip itself, and are necessary to prevent aliasing which results in poor SQ. For DSD signals, the options change to 50kHz, 60kHz, and 70kHz, which corresponds with the low-pass filter cut off point. 

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Thanks for the quick reply.  It's a nice little gizmo, and I find myself now doing more headphone listening than I had done in a long time, so it is on my list.

post #371 of 497
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May I ask what coupon you speak of. Thanks!

It expired yesterday, actually before midnight which is kind of sneaky so I missed out on it.
post #372 of 497
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post
The Amanero datasheet says it uses USB power, but of course Yulong could have reworked that in his implementation. Which is a good thing!

An USB cable with pins 1 & 4 covered by tape, then: it works or it doesn't.

post #373 of 497
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It expired yesterday, actually before midnight which is kind of sneaky so I missed out on it.

I was lucky enough grab the Yulong P18 before the coupon expired. But TamAudio did explained that their anniversary coupons didn't apply to D8 purchases a couple weeks ago since it could break the 'price-ceiling' and kind of giving price advantages to other retailers.

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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post

An USB cable with pins 1 & 4 covered by tape, then: it works or it doesn't.

 

Clever - I didn't think of that. Thanks!

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Clever - I didn't think of that. Thanks!

 

I'm using a "covered"[*] Firewire cable with the Mytek. It works...
[*] I don't like cut the cables (internal wires).
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