Does this require ALSA driver version 1.0.23 or higher or is it 1.0.32 or higher? I checked with Ubuntu's ALSA version and it is 1.0.25 for Raring Ringtail and the forthcoming Saucy Salamander. According to the Meridian website, they list ALSA version 1.0.23 or higher. ALSA version 1.0.32 is not even mentioned on the ALSA website yet. I'm confused because people are saying that Meridian has a typo error, but I doubt that is the case because the ALSA website does not list anything higher than version 1.0.27 which is in development right now.
Has anyone tried the Meridian Explorer with Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit Raring Ringtail? Do I have to use alsamixer in the terminal by pressing F6 to select the device and set the volume level? How do I configure Clementine or Rythmbox or DeadBeef to use the Meridian Explorer?
Should I consider the CEntrance DACPort as an alternative? I know it will work with the Raring Ringtail, but it does not offer 24 bit 192 kHz resolution.