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post #106 of 116

I have heard many Hi End CD players and amps and DACs at 10s of thousands of dolors and they were rubbish. looked great but SQ was not good so paying a high price does not mean you will get a great product that sounds good. I do agree that at 150 USD the performance might be limited, however, as long as it is musical and fun that is good enough 

post #107 of 116
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Cool.  I wish we had the same in the US.

 

PS3s can do this with the right firmware.  :)

post #108 of 116
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Cool.  I wish we had the same in the US.

 

PS3s can do this with the right firmware.  :)

 

Yeah, I got a PS3 and ripped my SACDs.  Very nice results, although not particularly friendly. :)

post #109 of 116

Don't have a PS3 

post #110 of 116

Loki!!!! it is the trickster, it is just a little bigger than a soap dish could not believe how small it is. and it's USB Powered DAC, What were you guys thinking?????

I was thinking well how can it possibly be any good this just cheap Schiit, well its musical and Fun and has to be about best 150 USD you can spend 

Communication is outstandingly good for the type of music i listen too, I have heard far worse DACs, Lov'in it LOL. so what can i expect from the Wyrd Schiit.

can it improve signal quality before it gets to the DAC if so I will need 2 one for each DAC

post #111 of 116

So... I finally got this Shiit. :-)

 

In short:  It is very good, but hard to use.

 

The hard to use part is excusable.  It is DSD after all.  

 

However, what surprised me is the difference in powering it from a single USB port versus using a Y cable and powering it from two ports.  With one port, the sound is detailed but too lean, almost anemic.  With two ports, it grows and fleshes out.  It is really nice!!  (Yes, I do understand this is on my computer.  Maybe your USB ports are better.  YMMV etc.)

 

It made really curious to check the impact Schiit Wyrd or similar device would have on it.  Has anyone tried?

 

Love,

Walfredo

post #112 of 116
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So... I finally got this Shiit. :-)

In short:  It is very good, but hard to use.

The hard to use part is excusable.  It is DSD after all.  

However, what surprised me is the difference in powering it from a single USB port versus using a Y cable and powering it from two ports.  With one port, the sound is detailed but too lean, almost anemic.  With two ports, it grows and fleshes out.  It is really nice!!  (Yes, I do understand this is on my computer.  Maybe your USB ports are better.  YMMV etc.)

It made really curious to check the impact Schiit Wyrd or similar device would have on it.  Has anyone tried?

Love,
Walfredo

Borrow mine and find out smily_headphones1.gif
post #113 of 116

I have already made up my mind to buy 2 Wyrd Schiits just waiting for the 230 V PS to be released by Schiits. However, I was wondering can we power the Wyrd using a Li Ion Battery pack like the ones used for smartphones what kind of butchered cable would i need (just remember give me something that I can't burn the house down with):atsmile:

post #114 of 116

The way I am having to use the Loki is a standalone DSD DAC not using the passive pass through as I was having driver issues. Now if I want a bit of DSD i have switch the Bifrost Driver to the Schiits DSD driver in windows 8.1 and also switch the settings in JRiver too. its a pain however well worth the effort for pure music listening. I would love a auto switch drive and auto set up settings in JRiver

post #115 of 116
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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post

So... I finally got this Shiit. :-)

In short:  It is very good, but hard to use.

The hard to use part is excusable.  It is DSD after all.  

However, what surprised me is the difference in powering it from a single USB port versus using a Y cable and powering it from two ports.  With one port, the sound is detailed but too lean, almost anemic.  With two ports, it grows and fleshes out.  It is really nice!!  (Yes, I do understand this is on my computer.  Maybe your USB ports are better.  YMMV etc.)

It made really curious to check the impact Schiit Wyrd or similar device would have on it.  Has anyone tried?

Love,
Walfredo

Borrow mine and find out smily_headphones1.gif

 

Thanks for the offer, Ravi.  Will do.

 

I am out next week... but will get in touch in September.

post #116 of 116
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Originally Posted by aamer23 View Post
 

The way I am having to use the Loki is a standalone DSD DAC not using the passive pass through as I was having driver issues. Now if I want a bit of DSD i have switch the Bifrost Driver to the Schiits DSD driver in windows 8.1 and also switch the settings in JRiver too. its a pain however well worth the effort for pure music listening. I would love a auto switch drive and auto set up settings in JRiver

There is a simpler way.  I asked a question on the J River forum that is very relevant to your post.  Here is my post and the subsequent responses http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=91518.0


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