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BTW I have SACD isos I need to convert to flac to be used with x3. I gave up last week.
But I'm not able to find a tool to do that in Mac , do you have any idea?.
Thanks !!

I don't know anything about it from personal experience, but a quick google turned up this:

 

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f11-software/sonore-dsd2flac-converts-direct-stream-digital-files-flac-or-dopflac-18786/

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Originally Posted by Pituky View Post

BTW I have SACD isos I need to convert to flac to be used with x3. I gave up last week.
But I'm not able to find a tool to do that in Mac , do you have any idea?.
Thanks !!


VMware Fusion - Windows - Foobar

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Thank You guys.
I have vmware and Virtual box since I develop Windows software too, but I love osx and I try to avoid virtualization for personal use as much as possible.
I will test those converters.
Thank You both guys!!
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Originally Posted by Pituky View Post

Thank You guys.
I have vmware and Virtual box since I develop Windows software too, but I love osx and I try to avoid virtualization for personal use as much as possible.
I will test those converters.
Thank You both guys!!

No problem. I'm an OSX user also trying to avoid virtualization (which I also do enough of for work - but I'm a Linux developer) so I'd be interested to know if it works....even though I have no DSD files at all. But it would be nice to now that I have the capability...

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The X3 converts the DSD to PCM, it does not play DSD natively and since there is no OTG support, loading up uSD cards with 1/2GB songs makes no sense to me at all.

As always, YMMV.
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Off topic from the X3, but has anyone tried a Schiit Loki for DSD playback?  I was having a hard time finding a cheap SACD player, and I realized I could rip my SACDs and play them back with Audirvana ---> Loki, which has a bypass for a PCM DAC.  Very inexpensive solution.

 

(I was replying to Pituky but realized his question had already been answered!)


Edited by Scaremonger - 8/10/14 at 5:51pm
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The internet has made me weary of links I am unfamilar with...  so many dickbutt links...  so many...

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Finally got some couch time with my new player. Too perfect a summer weekend to spend indoors- and I ripped a few CDs to FLAC with EAC, and loaded them onto the player. I deliberately loaded tracks I had heard over a million times, including the Beatles, which are drilled into my head, my being old enough to have watched them live on the Ed Sullivan show.

 

This is a great device. You can hear vocal definition not heard before, as if the singers were in the room. You can hear the "wood" in John Lennon's voice. Guitar tracks can practically reveal the force of the pick against the string, which is something I never heard before. (I used to play guitar as a semi-pro back in the day.) So this is a quantum leap in SQ for not a lot of money, and definitely made my AKG 490s sound like they cost quite a bit more. You don't have to strain to hear the difference- it's there. Staging is improved too.

 

My initial reaction is that the device won't help "standard" downloads from services like Amazon that much, or even CDs ripped by Windows Media, but I'll make a side by side comparison when I get a chance. Looking at the bitrate alone, it's not hard to see why.

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No problem. I'm an OSX user also trying to avoid virtualization (which I also do enough of for work - but I'm a Linux developer) so I'd be interested to know if it works....even though I have no DSD files at all. But it would be nice to now that I have the capability...

 

Hey

Perfect on Mavericks 10.9.4, you have two steps using the application iso2dsd to convert the SACD ISO to DSD (one big DSD file) then using dsd2flac to covert the big DSD file to individual FLACs tracks 24/176.4.

Tested with Audirvana and it seems fine, not tested yet with X3 too late here and the file transfer to X3 is a PITA (usb 3.0 please !!! )

 

Thanks guys !!


Edited by Pituky - 8/10/14 at 8:00pm
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Put your uSD card in a card reader to transfer your music to it, 100X faster than through the X3.

Unless you are sending it to the X3's internal memory, in that case start the transfer just before bedtime. biggrin.gif
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Yes I know, but taking the silicone cover each time it is not very comfortable.... will look for a leather cover....
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Yes that silicone cover is very thin and quite cheaply made.
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Originally Posted by tjw321 View Post

No problem. I'm an OSX user also trying to avoid virtualization (which I also do enough of for work - but I'm a Linux developer) so I'd be interested to know if it works....even though I have no DSD files at all. But it would be nice to now that I have the capability...
Noob question here but can you define virtualization for me. For knowledge purposes and to sate my curiousity on this DSD talk yall are having.
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Noob question here but can you define virtualization for me. For knowledge purposes and to sate my curiousity on this DSD talk yall are having.

Virtualisation has nothing to do with DSD, or even audio, for that matter. We are talking about simulating a computer running inside another computer. In this way you can run Windows on a Mac inside the "Virtual Machine" (i.e. the simulated computer) whilst still running OSX on the Mac.

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Ahhh ok. Yes in the past I have heard some talk of doing this and while I myself never have had a need to put this tyoe of system arrangement to the test myself it is still nice to know so thank you. Never know what the future might bring.
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