Hello, this is my first post to head-fi. I just installed the Uber and Gen2 boards today. Thanks to the contributors here who shared pictures and instructions, the upgrade was very smooth. (One screw holding the power inlet was loose to begin with -- someone tightened too much at production). My original board was a v2.10 (with two blue wires going up the board). I haven't seen any image posted with that board. My first impressions of the Uber. I hated it. Flat, and lacking as if someone took my music and trapped it somewhere behind a thick wall. The flatness was very similar to the original Bifrost when I received it. That opened up slowly over time until it sounded sublime. The Uber is not there yet, but after a few hours of listening, detail is coming out and it is starting to sing (but not there yet). Did anyone experience similar issues? It seemed to me that everyone loved it from minute 1, and so perhaps my expectations were just high.
The Gen2 board is as advertised. I'm using it with Linux (atom based server I built). Linux has no trouble identifying the device and playing bot perfect sound to it through the "direct hardware device". For those interested:
$ lspci: ... 02:00.0 USB controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04) ... [My USB PCIe card]
$ lsusb: ... Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0d8c:0319 C-Media Electronics, Inc. ...
$ cat /proc/asound/card1/stream0
Schiit Schiit USB Audio Device at usb-0000:02:00.0-1, high speed : USB Audio
Shows three interfaces, S16_LE, S24_3LE, and S32_LE all with rates: 44100, 48000, 88200, 96000, 176400, 192000 and data packet interval 125us.
$ aplay -L: Shows that hw1,0 is:
Schiit USB Audio Device, USB Audio
Direct hardware device without any conversions