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post #436 of 933

I'm waiting for someone to be disappointed in them and sell it to me :D 

post #437 of 933

I couldn't find any official info on this, but I suppose the X-Sabre uses the DoP (DSD over PCM) protocol for DSD playback?

post #438 of 933
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

I couldn't find any official info on this, but I suppose the X-Sabre uses the DoP (DSD over PCM) protocol for DSD playback?

 

Yes. It uses DoP. Works fine with JRiver MC18. Foobar has some plug-ins which will let you do that as well.


Edited by purrin - 4/8/13 at 8:52am
post #439 of 933
Thread Starter 

Purrin beat me to it but I was gonna say - yes, it seems to use DoP when using JRiver. But (and someone please correct me if I'm wrong) when using Foobar with the ASIO driver, I believe it's doing native playback. That's why installation and configuration is way more complicated with Foobar compared to JRiver. 

post #440 of 933

DoP is native playback. It's only a protocol.

http://zipp.it/i/K32Y5

http://zipp.it/i/G0947


Edited by Esprit - 4/8/13 at 11:05am
post #441 of 933

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get Foobar working with the X-Sabre via ASIO or WASAPI. First sign that I'm getting old, when I can't figure out technology anymore. confused.gif


Edited by Questhate - 4/8/13 at 11:15am
post #442 of 933
Drag the foobar plugin from an explorer window into the components list on foobar.
post #443 of 933
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post

DoP is native playback. It's only a protocol.

http://zipp.it/i/K32Y5

http://zipp.it/i/G0947

 

OK maybe I worded that wrong... per your first link, Ted Brady (who is around here somewhere in this thread - hi Ted!) described DoP as "a clever way for DAC manufacturers to not have to each write their own ASIO drivers to directly access DSD". X-Sabre does have ASIO drivers so I figure when using that with Foobar, we are not using DoP. Not that it matters much in the end. 

 

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Originally Posted by Questhate View Post

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get Foobar working with the X-Sabre via ASIO or WASAPI. First sign that I'm getting old, when I can't figure out technology anymore. confused.gif

 

Email Arthur and he can help - it's a little tricky at first but you'll get it. Just have to make sure you do each step which can get confusing. And once you are done, you'll probably have a huge list of devices to choose from - make sure you choose the right one. 

post #444 of 933
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Originally Posted by Questhate View Post

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get Foobar working with the X-Sabre via ASIO or WASAPI. First sign that I'm getting old, when I can't figure out technology anymore. confused.gif

 

Dood, just pay up for JRiver and stop fricking around with Foobar. Life's too short once you get older. Paying 1/24 of the price of your DAC for software to alleviate such headaches is well worth it.

post #445 of 933
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X-Sabre does have ASIO drivers

Only for the wintel world smile.gif

post #446 of 933

JRiver isn't the end-all solution. Learning how to set up the DAC with your computer is. Foobar is a great product and is even better when you think how much it costs... NOTHING!
 

post #447 of 933

Does the X-Sabre implement the DoP v1.0 or v1.1? We are talking 24/88.2 vs 24/176.4 DSD native playback here... There's a difference.
 

post #448 of 933

That's what I said to myself while purchasing JRiver until I realized it was still in Alpha phase for the Mac...

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Dood, just pay up for JRiver and stop fricking around with Foobar. Life's too short once you get older. Paying 1/24 of the price of your DAC for software to alleviate such headaches is well worth it.

post #449 of 933

GOOD CALL!  biggrin.gif
 

post #450 of 933

How do you like your Gungnir DAC "Girls Generation"???  Can you compare it to anything you've used in the past?  THANKS!

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