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post #961 of 1350
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TNX :smile:
I've just covered with tape the USB pins (5V & ground) on the Monoprice I'm using now.
The DA8 has now 100 hours (it plays all the night).

Hello Esprit,

on CD records (I mean 44.1KHz tracks and until included 96KHz tracks), try Optical input (Toslink). You could be astonished...:wink_face: 

post #962 of 1350
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To the Mac users: in Audio MIDI setup I can change the sample rate but I cannot change the volume.
Is it correct?
To all: on the DA8 display I read DSD, when I'm playing DSD files, but not the sample rate (64 or 128).
Same question as above...

It displays the actual rate only for PCM, for whatever reason DSD is always just a DSD.

Do you use Jitter Eliminator, what filter Sharp or Slow, just curious.

post #963 of 1350

When I'm comparing the DA8 I set the filter to "sharp", in normal listening I have yet to decide. 
I don't use Jitter Eliminator.

post #964 of 1350

I emailed Grant Fidelity, asking whether the DA8 should be left on at all times for best performance.  They do not recommend leaving it on all the time, and said the DAC only need 30 minutes to warm up.  Thought I should share this info.  Screenshot of email below.

 

post #965 of 1350
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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post
 

TNX :smile:
I've just covered with tape the USB pins (5V & ground) on the Monoprice I'm using now.
The DA8 has now 100 hours (it plays all the night).
It's hard to belive for me but I think, it seems to me, IMHO, etc, etc... that the DA8 is a better DAC (in my system, with my ears, etc, etc...) than the Mytek (I still have...)

 

I definitely think the DA8 is better than the Mytek (of course, ymmv, imho, etc). 

 

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I emailed Grant Fidelity, asking whether the DA8 should be left on at all times for best performance.  They do not recommend leaving it on all the time, and said the DAC only need 30 minutes to warm up.  Thought I should share this info.  Screenshot of email below.

 

 

 

That's just a general recommendation - nothing wrong with leaving it on for a while when you need to, especially for burn-in. 

post #966 of 1350
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I definitely think the DA8 is better than the Mytek (of course, ymmv, imho, etc). 
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Originally Posted by lmf22 View Post

 
I emailed Grant Fidelity, asking whether the DA8 should be left on at all times for best performance.  They do not recommend leaving it on all the time, and said the DAC only need 30 minutes to warm up.  Thought I should share this info.  Screenshot of email below.




That's just a general recommendation - nothing wrong with leaving it on for a while when you need to, especially for burn-in. 
I left my DA8 on for 8 days at one time to be honest.
post #967 of 1350

Mine stays on 24/7 for up to 20 days at a time when I have it out in the field with me.  I will post if it blows up or anything but I doubt it will.  

post #968 of 1350

My DA8, listened to through my "stupid deaf ears", plays different with USB cable with 5V.
I've decided to have two cable (DIY) one with 5V, the other without, and change the USB cable based on the sound I want to get...

post #969 of 1350

Currently Running a Wireworld Ultraviolet USB to my DA8.

Have not cut off the 5v pins, (Yet)..

If i put electrical tape strips on the pins, will it hold up? does it get dislodged easily?

 

Along the same lines, what "audiophile" usb cables are available with the 5volt pins cut? if any?

post #970 of 1350

I covered up pins 1 and 4 (the two pins on the ends) with 2 strips of electrical tape but I can't choose the DA8 wasapi usb output under device on foobar for some reason. I am using win8.1. How do you guys get it to work? Thanks.

 

all the best.

post #971 of 1350
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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post
 

TNX :smile:
I've just covered with tape the USB pins (5V & ground) on the Monoprice I'm using now.
The DA8 has now 100 hours (it plays all the night).
It's hard to belive for me but I think, it seems to me, IMHO, etc, etc... that the DA8 is a better DAC (in my system, with my ears, etc, etc...) than the Mytek (I still have...)

ah ha!

So you're almost convinced now that the DA8 is a better than the Mytek!

 

You're not going back, I told you!

post #972 of 1350
wow, it sounds amazing in this price
post #973 of 1350
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ah ha!

So you're almost convinced now that the DA8 is a better than the Mytek!

You're not going back, I told you!

Time to time :tongue_smile:

Now I will lend the DA8 to a friend of mine and I will use again the Mytek: we'll see :wink_face: 

post #974 of 1350
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 I am using win8.1. How do you guys get it to work? Thanks.

I have a Mac mini: it works.

post #975 of 1350

What do you think about connecting the DA8 with a Threshold SA/3 class A power amp directly, using the DA8 as preamp? The Threshold is very old, but perfect and sweet sounding. Only regular RCA inputs.

 

Any comments welcome!

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