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post #481 of 1134
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Originally Posted by mrscotchguy View Post


An Uber Upgrade should accentuate the differences between the two inputs even further.

 

I would think that the upgrade would attenuate the differences, no?

post #482 of 1134

Hey, i'm no head-fi genius either but what I did learn this year:

 

Audirvana+ is software for playing music on the Mac.

It is not an EQ program.

 

A+ does not do any up-sampling by default, although it can if you wish.

A+ over rides the poor aspects of OS X Core Audio which can be subject to rounding errors and other gunk

A+ loads an entire song into memory, can disable other computer "background" operations such as backups, etc to maximize cpu cycles spent on the audio.

A+ uses more advanced sample rate converters.

I don't use it's AU filters or other advanced tweak out settings, which might take the stream more away from "bit perfect".

 

all these details are easily found on their web site. or go read some computer audiophile threads on this software gem.

I have found no coloration or major tonal changes on treble, bass or mids.

simply clearer, more sound stage, more instrument separation.

 

some people have said A+ can make a good DAC sound great, a great DAC sound killer.

while some can not hear a difference between Audirvana, Amarra, Bitperfect and plain iTunes.

to each his own.

post #483 of 1134

Analog Uber upgrade made my LCD-2s sound even better - a bit more treble and a little more air, however made my HE-400 sounding less pleasant and more difficult to listen - due to accentuated highs:(

post #484 of 1134
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Originally Posted by sjeffrey View Post
 


I did A/B on my Uber version and I honestly can't hear a difference

 

Same here - Bifrost Uber / USB Gen2 fed from a Win 7 PC

 

Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS for the toslink / coax passthrough and mobo USB header for the rest


Edited by xoaphexox - 11/1/13 at 5:17am
post #485 of 1134

Hi Guys!

 

I'm taking the plunge and getting myself a Schiit Bifrost with the Uber Analog Upgrade. However I will be using it through USB and the one I'm buying has the 1st gen USB. Is that a dealbreaker? What are the differences between gen1 and gen2? Does gen1 have USB 2.0? The owner tested it out for me and he connected it via USB 1.1. Obviously I don't want that ;)

 

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

EDIT: Had contact with Schiit so I know all the information I need now! :D 


Edited by Textfeud - 11/3/13 at 7:41am
post #486 of 1134
I finally replaced the old board with Uber with great difficulty for matching LEDs to their holes.
But the sound becomes fuller than before, and SQ seems match to my new Oppo BDP-105, which gave my smoothness and spaciousness.

I listened to Mahler sym 8, Britten cello concerto, and Wagner Siegfrieds funeral march.
it was satisfactory compared with BDP-105 with slightly different sound signiture.

My machine chain was SCHIIT BIFROST- Lyr with telefunken-HE5LE from Flac recording through windows machine.
post #487 of 1134
Gen 2 USB is worthy of buying?
It is hard to read through this long thread to find this simple answer.

I am encouraged for upgrading due to my successful upgrade of Uber, which gave me additional option to configure my rig.
post #488 of 1134

Is difference of the Uber update audible?

post #489 of 1134

I’m looking for a DAC for my Asgard 2.

 

Does the Bifrost Uber have any audible advantage over the Bifrost?   What are the differences?

post #490 of 1134

Deja vu.  Wasn't this just posted in 2 other threads?

post #491 of 1134
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post
 

Deja vu.  Wasn't this just posted in 2 other threads?

 

Yes, I didn't know everyone checks all the threads. :o

post #492 of 1134

I have a question regarding the compatibility of Bifrost with 24/176. I am trying to play Explorations of Space and Time from foobar2000, which is encoded at this quality, through USB. For some reason, it keeps saying: "Unrecoverable playback error: Unsupported stream format: 176400 Hz / 24-bit / 2 channels". 

Does this mean Bifrost cant handle 24/176? This is completely contradictory to having just read that it has no problem with this particular sample rate.

 

Thank you

 

EDIT: Sorry, I just realized I posted in this thread. I have done no upgrades to my Bifrost. Sorry to post off topic.


Edited by mikiphile - 11/5/13 at 2:55pm
post #493 of 1134
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Originally Posted by mikiphile View Post

I have a question regarding the compatibility of Bifrost with 24/176. I am trying to play Explorations of Space and Time from foobar2000, which is encoded at this quality, through USB. For some reason, it keeps saying: "Unrecoverable playback error: Unsupported stream format: 176400 Hz / 24-bit / 2 channels". 


Does this mean Bifrost cant handle 24/176? This is completely contradictory to having just read that it has no problem with this particular sample rate.

Thank you

EDIT: Sorry, I just realized I posted in this thread. I have done no upgrades to my Bifrost. Sorry to post off topic.

The gen 1 USB does not support 24/176. The gen 2 does. You can tell foobar to change the sample rate in the DSP settings (resampler (PPHS)) or download the SoX plugin. The resampler will have to be changed every time or it will resample everything. The SoX mod2 can be set up to only resample 176.

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=67373
Edited by Radioking59 - 11/5/13 at 4:34pm
post #494 of 1134
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Originally Posted by K-Otar View Post

Is difference of the Uber update audible?

Yes, positively.
post #495 of 1134
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Originally Posted by Joong View Post

Gen 2 USB is worthy of buying?
It is hard to read through this long thread to find this simple answer.

I am encouraged for upgrading due to my successful upgrade of Uber, which gave me additional option to configure my rig.

No. Only if you listen to 24/176 content.
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