Thanks for the confirmation. Order placed.
Wow that interesting. I would think that using Parallels is using Win drivers on the new chipset that Mac was using did not cause a problem. Just curious what was the underlining issue was.
The point that I was making the issue was not with the hardware chipset itself but the new Mac driver for the new chipset that broke the backward compatibility for the USB3 port for many third party vendors. A different Mac driver update could maybe fix the issue but in this case it was the third party vendors like IFI to fix. Glad it is working for you.
The majority of iDSD customers have USB 2.0 ports and/or have another version of USB 3.0 of course have not enquired about this update.
Of course you may. You only have to ask to test the beta and we shall email it to you. We have to track and do this on a case-by-case basis.
So if you email email@example.com one of our guys would be more than glad to send you the beta.
At the moment, it is passing all the tests with PCs and Macs out there with this particular port.
It does require Win PC and USB 2.0 port (of course). So Mac users do need access to a Win PC for this firmware update. Or BootCamp or Parallel.
Also, dont worry about being past the 30-day period. All iFi retailers have and will support 100% their customers on this.
Emailed Tech guys, got a quick response. installed the ifi driver on a usb 2 machine and it took seconds to flash the idsd. Works like a charm on my usb 3 only HP laptop now. Thanks!
After reading some impressions of the iDSD, I think I have to buy the thing. Paired with my XPA-1 driven Spires I cannot wait to crank up some good DSD tracks :)
But the question, the nano or wait for the micro, hmmmm
Personally, I would get the nano and see if you like it. I had the same idea with the Schiit products and waited for the Gungnir. Start with the less expensive and if you like it, work your way up.
I think you'll be happy with it with the above kit. Its nice to just listen to music and not be thinking about the next tweak/upgrade.
Received my iDSD Nano last night (thank you Music Direct for Fedexing it to me). Flashed the firmware with the beta driver. Set up JRMC to bitstream DSD and all I can say is it's fantastic. The level of detail extraction is fantastic with DSD material and normal PCM is very, very good. I'm running this on a late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina with the effected USB 3.0 ports and the new firmware just plain works. I wish the instruction card or the website had more information, not that it's difficult to set up, I'd just like more information on what the colors mean on the LED.
You should have got a little 'card' in the box. It folds out and has all the colors and what they mean.
One other thing I found out - the internal battery needs some good amps to charge fully and in a reasonable length of time. I use my Sony 10AH CycleEnergy battery to charge it. I outputs up to 3.6 amps at 5V.
I got the iDSD nano two days ago and it does not work on the USB 3.0 ports of my Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop!
Fortunatelly the coputer has USB 2.0 ports also, so I can use the DAC.. Do I need to update the firmaware to the beta or I can wait untill it is released?
Does it give better sound???
Thnx in advance!!!
I guess that the firmware won't affect the synergy with Mac's.? I have a late 2009 mac mini (USB 2.0 only)... May be silly question but... : ) :)