I'm interested to read some actual user experience with Linux specifically the latest Ubuntu 64 bit distribution. I'm using a System76 Lemur Ultra Thin (lemu4) with Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit and I just sold my cheap NuForce Icon u-DAC2SE. So, I can only listen to my MP3s when I'm at home. I have some HD Tracks flac albums, actually quite a number of them, and I got interested in the Meridian Explorer.
Has anyone tried it with the latest Ubuntu? Does it work? Are there any problems that I should know about?
My understanding is that it does not provide up or over sampling. Am I correct so far?
What boutique USB mini bus cables work well with this? I was thinking about the Kimber Kable 2 meter mini bus cable, but Cardas makes a Clear mini bus cable. I was wondering if anyone tried any boutique mini USB cables and if it makes a difference or not.
How do you control the volume on this thing?