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post #16 of 88
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Originally Posted by ultraman View Post

Here is a review I found from HiFi+ http://www.hifikit.se/images/6805/hrt-ms-hd-hifi-mar13.pdf

Thanks there is also a review coming up soon on audiostream.

post #17 of 88
Anymore news about this DAC? I've already decided that I'll get the iFi iUSB if I get this. I like the option for balanced out too.
post #18 of 88
Wow, what's with the constant double posts? I hit 'reply' and NOTHING happens. Hit it again and suddenly I've posted twice.
post #19 of 88
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Wow, what's with the constant double posts? I hit 'reply' and NOTHING happens. Hit it again and suddenly I've posted twice.

Hmmm.....I am not having this problem. Well does the iFi iUSB increase the power availability? 

post #20 of 88
The review linked to days that a similar UK device does.
post #21 of 88
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yeah you are right I checked the specs for the iusb. The total output current is doubled to 1A.....I wonder how much of a performance increase would this cause. It would be great if we could have the manufacturer's input on this.

post #22 of 88
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yeah you are right I checked the specs for the iusb. The total output current is doubled to 1A.....I wonder how much of a performance increase would this cause. It would be great if we could have the manufacturer's input on this.

Or better yet, for HRT to make their own version of the iUSB - specially designed to work with their DACs.  I just can't believe that the HD has RCA and balanced outputs at such a low price!  Very nice.

post #23 of 88
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Or better yet, for HRT to make their own version of the iUSB - specially designed to work with their DACs.  I just can't believe that the HD has RCA and balanced outputs at such a low price!  Very nice.

I hope they do make a iUSB like device and of course for cheaper than the competition

post #24 of 88
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I hope they do make a iUSB like device and of course for cheaper than the competition

$200 for the iUSB doesn't seem TOO bad....but you have to throw in an extra $130 for the double-headed USB cable.

post #25 of 88
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$200 for the iUSB doesn't seem TOO bad....but you have to throw in an extra $130 for the double-headed USB cable.

yeah I agree....Do you really need the double headed cable?I thought 1A through a single ended is enough...

post #26 of 88
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yeah I agree....Do you really need the double headed cable?I thought 1A through a single ended is enough...

I have no idea if you 'need' the double headed cable...but separating power and audio input may be a good idea.

post #27 of 88
Has anyone heard this yet?
post #28 of 88

Hello all,

 

Had the HD a week now. Quite impressed w/ the sound quality. In about a month I'll be taking it to my buddies to compare against his Macbook/Amarra/Weiss DAC202. We'll give it a thorough evaluation and I'll report back then. But I can tell you now ( as I know my buddies system well ), that the HRTMSHD will do very well in this comparison.

 

Now to the switch.

 

Its for USB1.0 and USB2.0.

 

My Windows 7 HP laptop will recognize the HRTHD as a 1.0 device, and is limited to 24/96 data, which is a real PITA in my case.

In the 2.0 position, my HP will not recognize the HRT, stating there is a problem w/ the driver.  According to HRT Windows will not do USB2.0.

 

I like this unit very much, and would like to keep it if I can get this USB2.0 thing worked out so I get full 24/192 capability. But w/o that, it'll be heading back, as I can't play any of my 24/192 files using JPlay.

 

Any ideas ?

 

 

Cheers,                       Crazy Bill

post #29 of 88
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Originally Posted by crazy bill the eel killer View Post

Hello all,

 

Had the HD a week now. Quite impressed w/ the sound quality. In about a month I'll be taking it to my buddies to compare against his Macbook/Amarra/Weiss DAC202. We'll give it a thorough evaluation and I'll report back then. But I can tell you now ( as I know my buddies system well ), that the HRTMSHD will do very well in this comparison.

 

Now to the switch.

 

Its for USB1.0 and USB2.0.

 

My Windows 7 HP laptop will recognize the HRTHD as a 1.0 device, and is limited to 24/96 data, which is a real PITA in my case.

In the 2.0 position, my HP will not recognize the HRT, stating there is a problem w/ the driver.  According to HRT Windows will not do USB2.0.

 

I like this unit very much, and would like to keep it if I can get this USB2.0 thing worked out so I get full 24/192 capability. But w/o that, it'll be heading back, as I can't play any of my 24/192 files using JPlay.

 

Any ideas ?

 

 

Cheers,                       Crazy Bill

 

So HRT has officially informed you that it will not do usb 2.0 on windows?

post #30 of 88

After getting the HRT to be recognized as HRT1.0, limited to 24/96, following are the next two e-mails I exchanged w/ Kevin Halverson of HRT:

 

 

From: William Melillo <wrm0325@sbcglobal.net>
To: Kevin Halverson <kevin@hirestech.com
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: new HD wont download driver

"   Thanks Kevin,
 
     Did what you said and USB 1.0 is in. Now how do I get USB 2.0 in so I can stream 24/192 over USB.
 
     Thanks again,                                Bill       "
 
 
 
Response from Kevin
 
 
 
 
"    Under Windows, you can't (at least at this time).  You can however configure JRiver to correctly (integer) decimate to a supported sample rate (96 kS/s).
 
 
     Kevin Halverson
     CTO
     High Resolution Technologies, LLC     "
 
 
 
Anyone have any ideas ? Obviously the HRTHD doesn't include USB2.0 drivers in its software as other DACs do, they must already be installed so you have full USB2.0 capability when you hook up the HRT. I can't believe that some third party vendor hasn't written the code for drivers for USB2.0 under Windows7.
Any other ideas ?
 
I really like what I'm getting to my Stax headphone setup, but I've got to get the full 24/192 across.
 
Cheers,                          Crazy Bill
 
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