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post #511 of 1760
Should anybody update from 4.00 to 4.02 firmware?

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post #512 of 1760

Απ: iFi Audio Nano iDSD announced

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Originally Posted by DomieMic65 View Post

Should anybody update from 4.00 to 4.02 firmware?
Well yes... It solves the 32 vs 24 bit issue! Among others...
post #513 of 1760

Hey guys, 

 

just got an idsd nano.

 

Why is it when my source files are 24bit, audirvana indicates that the dac is at 32bits?

 

for example, I'm listening to dave brubeck now with source at 24/176.4, but the output reads 32/96.

post #514 of 1760

Because that is the maximum bit depth that the device can handle. This happens with my other sound cards as well. For the most part you are just adding zeros to the extra bits. In some cases the extra bit are used. for processing or sound level control. You can tell the software to use bit perfect and not to upsample depending on what you are using for playback.   

post #515 of 1760

By any chance, has anyone compared the DAC sections of the iDSD and the CLAS -dB? I know the price difference may be too far to consider them to be comparable but we all know price shouldn't always be the determiner.

 

That being said, Lieven of headfonia.com has recently called the Herus DAC portion comparable to the Theorem/CLAS DACs, both being of the similar quality but of different signatures. 

post #516 of 1760
Has anybody tried the iDSD with Nexus 7 tablet (otg) and the USB Audio player apk?
post #517 of 1760

Απ: iFi Audio Nano iDSD announced

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Originally Posted by DomieMic65 View Post

Has anybody tried the iDSD with Nexus 7 tablet (otg) and the USB Audio player apk?
USB Audio player PRO
post #518 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Dixter View Post
 

Can someone point me to a tryout for DSD256 files...   so far the updated firmware is working fine for me...

just need a couple files in DSD256 to try out...

 

There is a DSD256 sample file with a Violin that is available for download.  Check the Computer Audiophile forum.

post #519 of 1760
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

You have to open a service ticket to get the correct file. I had and a few others the same problem.

 

So the Windows driver that is posted on the iFi web site is 32 bit, not 64 bit?  Hmm, that may explain why my new iDSD Nano isn't providing any sound yet!

 

Which driver mode is preferable - ASIO or WASAPI ?

post #520 of 1760

ASIO seems to be the better one..    which player are you using..   

post #521 of 1760
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Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
 

 

There is a DSD256 sample file with a Violin that is available for download.  Check the Computer Audiophile forum.


I looked but could not find it...  do you have a link...

 

thanks

post #522 of 1760
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Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
 

 

So the Windows driver that is posted on the iFi web site is 32 bit, not 64 bit?  Hmm, that may explain why my new iDSD Nano isn't providing any sound yet!

 

Which driver mode is preferable - ASIO or WASAPI ?

ASIO is generally better. Whatever works better is fine. ASIO does gives the option for direct DSD streaming without using DoP with supported software like J.River. The issue with the driver on the web site was a message saying wrong OS version. That seems a bit different from your issue. IFI seems to fix that file on the web site. The new driver alone with the new firmware now at 4.02 should work for you. Is your volume control on full and battery in the IDSD is charged? 


Edited by john57 - 5/21/14 at 6:50pm
post #523 of 1760
Quote:
Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

ASIO is generally better. Whatever works better is fine. ASIO does gives the option for direct DSD streaming without using DoP with supported software like J.River. The issue with the driver on the web site was a message saying wrong OS version. That seems a bit different from your issue. IFI seems to fix that file on the web site. The new driver alone with the new firmware now at 4.02 should work for you. Is your volume control on full and battery in the IDSD is charged? 

Thanks John. 

 

I've tried both ASIO and WASAPI now.  Along with unistalling the driver, rebooting the PC and reinstalling the driver. 

I've updated the iDSD Nano to the 4.02 firmware.  That didn't address the problem of no sound.

 

Volume control is on full.

 

I am wondering about the battery charge.  I had it plugged into the desktop PC USB 3.0 port overnight.  Yet it blinks red when turned on. 

Is there another way to charge/re-charge the unit besides plugging into a USB port? 

post #524 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Dixter View Post
 

ASIO seems to be the better one..    which player are you using..   


JRiver 19.0.135 for Windows.  Also have Foobar available.

post #525 of 1760

That may be the issue if the battery can not get a full charge then the power up mode you using may be wrong. If you turn on the iDSD without connecting to the USB first it will use just the battery and will ignore and not use the 5v line from the USB for even when connected latter. You have to connect to an active powered USB cable with the iDSD turn off first and then connect the USB cable to the iDSD and just then turn on the iDSD then it will use the 5V from the USB cable and trickle charge the battery.

Try turning off the iDSD by turning the volume control down all the way counter clockwise and you will fell a click.  Disconnected the USB cable on the back of the iDSD wait almost 10 seconds and then reconnect the USB cable and the light should change to blue for charging while the iDSD is still turn off and let it charge overnight and the light should go out when the battery is fully charged. Then you can turn on the iDSD while the USB is still connected and the iDSD will be using the 5v power from the USB and trickle charge the battery full time. On my PC the USB 5v line is always active even when my PC is powered down. My PC always have the 5v standby power always active to the USB 5v line. Most of this is explained in the iDSD manual and my understanding from that. The red light means that the battery is weak.


Edited by john57 - 5/21/14 at 10:24pm
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