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post #991 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Regardless of whether you are using JRiver or not, you should download one labeled "JRiver New asio"

This is the latest and greatest driver, and no, it's not JRiver specific, just mislabeled.

thank you for the information. so just to clarity, i only have to install jriver new asio? or do i install jriver new asio after i installed the da8 main driver (sabre da8 driver)?

 

and do you know anything about the win7 usb patch? thanks again for the reply!

post #992 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Jd007 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Regardless of whether you are using JRiver or not, you should download one labeled "JRiver New asio"

This is the latest and greatest driver, and no, it's not JRiver specific, just mislabeled.

thank you for the information. so just to clarity, i only have to install jriver new asio? or do i install jriver new asio after i installed the da8 main driver (sabre da8 driver)?

 

and do you know anything about the win7 usb patch? thanks again for the reply!

Nope, just jriver, make sure to uninstall the old drivers completely.

post #993 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Nope, just jriver, make sure to uninstall the old drivers completely.

thank you so much Andrew_WOT, everything's working perfectly!

post #994 of 1596
post #995 of 1596

A new Yulong D200 Dac has been announced, supposed to be only half the cost of the DA8 and has most of the same functions!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/702408/yulong-d200-32bit-384khz-dsd-dac

post #996 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Viper2005 View Post
 

A new Yulong D200 Dac has been announced, supposed to be only half the cost of the DA8 and has most of the same functions!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/702408/yulong-d200-32bit-384khz-dsd-dac

Yulong just doesnt stop.

post #997 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Angelbelow View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Bump for the old issue. I had gaps (faint clicks) between tracks when playing SACD ISO with both DA8 and AURALiC Vega, very minor but distracting nonetheless.

Just downloaded trial of JRiver and it's gapless smooth. Also like the fact that it comes in a single package w/o need for pulling all different components across different sites to make everything to work.

Are there any coupon codes on JRiver?

 

I am back to using foobar for the time being.

 

Jriver started crashing a lot for me, but the DSD files are definitely a lot smoother with less clicking.

 

I also don't see the option for "WASAPI - Event style" despite uninstalling the original drivers and installing the newest version of the Jriver asio driver that Espirit linked for me.

Could be a placebo but after using foobar2000 for so many years and trying JRiver for just a week I quickly switched over, for once DSD playback is much smoother when changing tracks, and to my ears sounds less digital (DSD) on both Yulong DA-8 and Vega. BTW, with JRMC 19 I am using ASIO with both and it does play DSD just fine so I thing manufacturers need to update their setup instructions calling for WASAPI (event) when setting DSD with JRiver.

 

After discovering and playing with all media streaming options, Gizmo Android remote controller, and ability to play latest BDs with FREE DVDFab PassKey  Lite (finally), I was sold completely. There is active $10 off coupon http://www.jriver.com/critical_error_16.html?error=21.

 

And having all these feature rich media abilities in one easy to install package is just crazy.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 1/26/14 at 6:57pm
post #998 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Could be a placebo but after using foobar2000 for so many years and trying JRiver for just a week I quickly switched over, for once DSD playback is much smoother when changing tracks, and to my ears sounds less digital (DSD) on both Yulong DA-8 and Vega. BTW, with JRMC 19 I am using ASIO with both and it does play DSD just fine so I thing manufacturers need to update their setup instructions calling for WASAPI (event) when setting DSD with JRiver.

 

Are you referring to native DSD files, or transcoded/upsampled DSD using JRiver's PCM-to-2xDSD feature?  In my system with the Yulong DA8, using PCM-to-2xDSD sounded airier, more details, and larger soundstage, but for some reason I get fatigue after 1.5 to 2 albums. 

post #999 of 1596
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There is active $10 off coupon http://www.jriver.com/critical_error_16.html?error=21.

Those guys have a sense of humor..

--
Critical Error
The program you are using is corrupt.

Please download from the link above. Uninstall the old version and install the new one.

Purchase
Please purchase. JRiver is constantly improving the program. Your support makes this possible.

Save $10 now
Save $10 when you purchase by using this promo code:

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By "corrupt" they mean cracked? Saltine Crackers... Lol
post #1000 of 1596
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Originally Posted by lmf22 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Could be a placebo but after using foobar2000 for so many years and trying JRiver for just a week I quickly switched over, for once DSD playback is much smoother when changing tracks, and to my ears sounds less digital (DSD) on both Yulong DA-8 and Vega. BTW, with JRMC 19 I am using ASIO with both and it does play DSD just fine so I thing manufacturers need to update their setup instructions calling for WASAPI (event) when setting DSD with JRiver.

 

Are you referring to native DSD files, or transcoded/upsampled DSD using JRiver's PCM-to-2xDSD feature?  In my system with the Yulong DA8, using PCM-to-2xDSD sounded airier, more details, and larger soundstage, but for some reason I get fatigue after 1.5 to 2 albums. 

Native. Need to play more with JRiver real time conversion, initial impression is that PCM to 2xDSD sounds smooth and glossy on Vega, not necessarily a bad thing but I think I like PCM raw dynamics better. Haven't tried that on DA8 yet.

post #1001 of 1596

Not to hijack the thread. It's funny...I recently trade off my Yulong DA8 for a Revision 3 Vegan LCD-2, and I'm kind of missing it. So...if anyone has a flawless silver DA8 in the U.S. and would be interested in trading or some kind of deal, PM me...

post #1002 of 1596

Apologies if this is the wrong place for this post...

 

I'm in the UK and am looking to buy a DA8.

 

The 'official' European stockist appears to be http://www.pc-hifi-shop.com/ with the DA8 coming in at 980GBP (ish).

 

But, there are a number of ebay sellers (in Hong Kong and China) who say that they can supply a "2013 new version " of the DAC for a heck of a lot less than 980GBP, including postage/taxes/charges.

 

Is it worth the risk of buying from ebay - and if it is, can you recommend a reliable stockist? Or should I just trust that if I go through the 'official' route I can trust that I'll get the latest-and-greatest version/

post #1003 of 1596

I've email'ed that site, duo to the fact that they only sell Yulong & Matrix pertty much.

I'd thrust ebay more then PC Hifi shop...

post #1004 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Stonephace View Post
But, there are a number of ebay sellers (in Hong Kong and China) who say that they can supply a "2013 new version " of the DAC for a heck of a lot less than 980GBP, including postage/taxes/charges.

They cannot pay for you VAT and duty.
If I buy from one "chinese" reseller I have to pay VAT 22%, duty 8% when the DA8 arrives at the customs

P.S. There is only one version of the DA8...


Edited by Esprit - 1/29/14 at 6:07pm
post #1005 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Stonephace View Post

Apologies if this is the wrong place for this post...



 



I'm in the UK and am looking to buy a DA8.



 



The 'official' European stockist appears to be http://www.pc-hifi-shop.com/ with the DA8 coming in at 980GBP (ish).



 



But, there are a number of ebay sellers (in Hong Kong and China) who say that they can supply a "2013 new version " of the DAC for a heck of a lot less than 980GBP, including postage/taxes/charges.



 



Is it worth the risk of buying from ebay - and if it is, can you recommend a reliable stockist? Or should I just trust that if I go through the 'official' route I can trust that I'll get the latest-and-greatest version/


 



Within EU, http://www.audiophonics.fr/ seems less expensive
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