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post #2011 of 2609
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

Anyone else received their iClub card? I just got mine in the mail today! 




yep, got mine a few days ago, too. pretty cool...

post #2012 of 2609
Thread Starter 

Calling all iCLUB members.

 

If and only if you are comfortable with upgrading the firmware on your nano/micro iDSD or Stereo 50, then please see below and open a ticket with your concierge.

 

 

 

3 Steps: Micro iDSD Firmware Upgrade

 

Preparation:

1.Ensure you have the latest iFi Windows Driver (v2.23 or v2.20) from here

 

2.Once you receive the email, save the firmware file “iFi firmware (Universal) v0.16 Beta.bin” to a folder of your choice (eg. C: Downloads)

 

3. Connect the MICRO iDSD to a Windows computer (OS X is not possible).

 

Beta v0.16 is the same as v4.06, but:

1) Upgrade core code to version 6.6

2) Apply previous Clock and Code optimisation to 6.6 core

3) Fix completely clicks when switching between PCM and DoP DSD

4) Fix for some units where small timing bug on v4.06 caused vinyl static like clicks at 192kHz sample rates

So the key change is an upgraded version of the core code and bug fixes.


Edited by iFi audio - 2/15/15 at 1:57am
post #2013 of 2609

I received my iClub card.  The thing is MAD cool. Check it out :happy_face1:

 

post #2014 of 2609
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post
 

Calling all iCLUB members.

 

If and only if you are comfortable with upgrading the firmware on your nano/micro iDSD or Stereo 50, then please see below and open a ticket with your concierge.

 

 

 

3 Steps: Micro iDSD Firmware Upgrade

 

Preparation:

1.Ensure you have the latest iFi Windows Driver (v2.23 or v2.20) from here

 

2.Once you receive the email, save the firmware file “iFi firmware (Universal) v0.16 Beta.bin” to a folder of your choice (eg. C: Downloads)

 

3. Connect the MICRO iDSD to a Windows computer (OS X is not possible).

 

Beta v0.16 is the same as v4.06, but:

1) Upgrade core code to version 6.6

2) Apply previous Clock and Code optimisation to 6.6 core

3) Fix completely clicks when switching between PCM and DoP DSD

4) Fix for some units where small timing bug on v4.06 caused vinyl static like clicks at 192kHz sample rates

So the key change is an upgraded version of the core code and bug fixes.


so i'm sending in my micro to get the pcb replaced because one of the channels isn't working (i submitted a ticket request and am awaiting instructions). will avatar acoustics be able to update to the latest firmware when they replace the board?

post #2015 of 2609
Thread Starter 
Hi

Put the request in with your support ticket. If you are in the iCLUB you can request the firmware and flash yourself.

Cheers
post #2016 of 2609
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post

Hi

Put the request in with your support ticket. If you are in the iCLUB you can request the firmware and flash yourself.

Cheers


i'm in the iCLUB, but i'm not a windows user. was hoping that maybe avatar acoustics could do it when they're fixing my unit...maybe i'll check with them and see if it's possible.

post #2017 of 2609


DSD Native not working with v0.16 BETA. 

 

iDSD Nano (not tested with Micro, I also own - I'll wait 'till this is fixed) used with foobar2000. All DSDs end up with high level hiss noise. Frequency reported OK at the iFi Panel.

DoP mode is working. 

All PCM formats from 44.1 -> 352.8kHz tested. Working fine.

 

Reflashed back to v4.02 - DSD Native works.


Edited by kuzmi4 - 2/22/15 at 10:01am
post #2018 of 2609
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Originally Posted by kuzmi4 View Post


DSD Native not working with v0.16 BETA. 

So I'm not the only one.

I'm also using foobar2000 and yes DSD Native appears to play as PCM - it's just noise and the LED remains green.

EDIT: this was due to using the older version 2.20 USB driver. Upgrading to 2.23 fixes it.
Edited by technobear - 6/5/15 at 4:48am
post #2019 of 2609


Strange - I haven't had any difficulty in playing back everything in DSD256 with HQPlayer using v0.16 Beta and the Micro iDSD. I have not tried with other software programs though.

post #2020 of 2609
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Originally Posted by semeniub View Post


Strange - I haven't had any difficulty in playing back everything in DSD256 with HQPlayer using v0.16 Beta and the Micro iDSD. I have not tried with other software programs though.

Assuming, you are using ASIO drivers with DSD Native (not DoP) output?
post #2021 of 2609


No, I'm on OSX, so am using DOP with HQPlayer and DSD playback.

post #2022 of 2609
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

Any computer audio software configuration/problems please contatct iFi Support, open a ticket and most importantly, include screenshots of all the various settings in Playback Software and Operating System Audio settings panels and Driver Control panel (if applicable).

 

(so that we can exactly replicate these configurations :regular_smile :)

 

Please note Linux is not supported at this point.

 

Cheers.


Edited by iFi audio - 2/23/15 at 3:59am
post #2023 of 2609
Thread Starter 

Thank Native DSD Music it's Easter weekend.

 

Head-Fi readers can download a variety of FREE DSD Tracks at NativeDSD.com.

 

 

 

Our friends at Native DSD have also made a 20% discount on a Jazz compilation and a Classical compilation.

 

 

 

The coupon code is NativeDSD - valid through May 1st.

 

Each album ends up costing about €6,50EUR / $7,00USD.

 

NativeDSD downloads are available worldwide and currently has customers with accounts from 99 different countries.

 

Happy Easter message from iFi and NativeDSD (and Floor at Native DSD also said to go easy on the Easter Eggs) :regular_smile : 


Edited by iFi audio - 4/3/15 at 8:39am
post #2024 of 2609
Thread Starter 
Beta firmware - Testing Solutions to Spotify/Tidal streaming on Android and DSD256 on MAC
 
 
Warning. 

Please try this only if you are comfortable with upgrading the firmware on your nano iDSD/micro iDSD/Retro Stereo 50 Beta firmware allows one to:
 
 
 
1) Version 4.8 Beta - Output audio for Android if you encounter lack of compatibility with Device X and Spotify/Tidal* etc., USB Host mode remains required. 
 
  • Devices tested so far Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Samsung Galaxy S4, allows system audio, including Games and Android Music Playback via iFi iDSD etc.
  • We have developed a Firmware workaround that enables this for several Android Phones in our possession, but need wider testing.

 

 

 
2) Version 4.8.4 - DSD256 via DoP for iDSD nano (and upcoming iDAC2 micro) is now supported, using a special beta firmware. This firmware is redundant on iDSD micro and Retro Stereo 50.

 

  • This is primarily for Mac, for Windows ASIO Native remains recommended.
  • Note that this Firmware unlocks 705k/768kHz sample rates on the iDSD nano and iDAC2 micro with hardware that mutes on 705/768k PCM. 
  • As Mac's default the audio to the highest rate this means there will be no audio until you lower the sample rate in the control panel to 384khz.
 
 
  • Note that on Windows either Firmware update requires the Version 2.23 iFi Driver, earlier versions are NOT supported.
 
 
Please open a support ticket here to receive this firmware
 
 
Or open a ticket and contact your iCLUB conciege

 

Thanks

post #2025 of 2609


I'm always "up" to try new things, but it appears either of these is moot for iFi Micro iDSD *unless* you're trying to play from Android phone.  Otherwise, it gives you nothing, right?

 

Again, happy to give it a try, but if there is no benefit to my unit, I'll let others try it first  ;)

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