When we will be able to have DSD256 on Mac with DA8?
REVIEW - Yulong Audio Sabre DA8 Reference DAC - Page 89
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You can get some free songs in DSD from Blue Coast Records:
You have do sign up to login and be able to download samples.
If you like the samples you can buy more songs or full albums at http://downloadsnow.net .
Some samples are available on PCM and DSD.
Another nice source of free high resolution downloads, including DSD and DXD, is http://www.2l.no .
Open the "2L brand store" drop down list on the right upper corner and select "Teste bench HD audio file"
You can get more info about DSD at http://dsd-guide.com . There you will find links to more DSD samples and stores to buy music in this format.
Edited by Elder - 5/18/14 at 1:14pm
Try these drivers: http://www.yulongaudio.com/en/down.asp
The one labeled 'JRiver New asio' worked perfectly for my Windows 8.1 system. It's actually mislabeled and are universal drivers, not only specific to JRiver and ASIO. It actually installs both a standard windows driver and ASIO drivers. Ignore the one labeled 'SABRE DA8 driver', those are old.
EDIT: Also, of course, uninstall any of the old previous drivers you may have tried before installing the new ones.
Edited by EraserXIV - 5/31/14 at 2:06pm
After approx 70 hrs I am relieved to say things sound better.At first it sounded detailed but cold and sterile,the mids sounded harsh almost like there was distortion or something causing it to sound congested.Now it sounds much easier on the ears,mids are smoother and overall its more musical.I believe this is more than my brain adapting,burn in is a debated subject,but I am a believer.Any improvements with more burn would be terrific,gonna let it play for a week and see where it goes,looking forward to the results
I had the same impressions at first with my DA8 right out of the box. I can tell it improves with burn in. I experienced this twice as mine have been replaced by Yulong under warranty. You can expect a long burn in.