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    [FINAL LIST ANNOUNCED]Aune S6 32BIT/384K DSD 128 DAC/Amp Worldwide Review Tour!

    Hello, I have finally posted my review here: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/aune-s6.22251/reviews Regards
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    It's not spdif that does not support 88.2 and 176.4. It's the digital output of my mainboard that doesn't. The STX supports all sampling rates up to 192kHz, including 88.2 and 176.4. About "STX,1": this means the output is the digital output. If you specify STX,0, you are using the analog output...
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Yes, the STX only has a different connection. Look at the last picture of this page: http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/asus-essence-stx-ii-7-1-sound-card-review,4.html and see the adapter on the bottom right of the picture. That adapter allows you to connect a regular optical to your STX...
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Exactly. You might want to also use different names so you can easily select your output configuration in your mpd client. Also consider using device names instead of device numbers. Hope this helps
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Why do you need to modify the .asound? It is not strictly needed, at least for a bitperfect configuration. I have mpd also running on my desktop PC so mpd starts as a user process. As long as this process reads a correct conf file, you need to set something like "hw:DAC,0" on your alsa output...
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    If you need some help, please post the output of this command: cat /proc/asound/cards
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Hello, if mpd.conf is in /etc, then no, the .asoundrc is not relevant. Which configuration do you need to specify?
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    Linux users unite!

    Not the place where I was also expecting to see this news reported... Anyway, that's great news for the Linux community. Maybe that would mean that Canonical will contribute more actively with Gnome from now on. Now IMO Unity is not bad at all. It's just not necessary. Gnome can be configured...
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    Teac UD 503 DAC (2015 New Release, DXD, DSD256)

    Hello, nice interview @bflat, thanks for the pointer. But still, I am wondering: are those guys serious here when they say the decided to make round corners (instead of right angles) to facilitate the electrons flow? There are some "laughs" around, but I do not really understand.   What do...
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    Reply to review by 'giof71' on item 'Aune X1S 32Bit/384KHz DSD DAC Headphone Amplifier'

    Hello, yes the NFB-11 is an interesting product! Let us know about your final choice. Happy listening!
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    Reply to review by 'giof71' on item 'Aune X1S 32Bit/384KHz DSD DAC Headphone Amplifier'

    Hello ipromesisposi. Any cange you are Italian? Reading your nickname suggests so.   I still have (both) my Aune X1S, still going strong. I also bought one XP1 (the linear power supply) for the one I keep at home. The X1S is still very appreciated around, and I think this happens for a good...
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    Aune X1S 32bit DSD DAC worldwide review tour ------reviewers wanted !

    Hello, sorry for the late answer I bought a Xp1 for my x1s and I think that's a nice upgrade. The sound seems cleaner to me compared to the standard psu. Hope this helps!
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    SMSL Sanskrit 24bit 192kHz USB DAC

    I first tried that psu with a Peachtree dac-it and the difference is quite immediate to perceive. That was the moment when I actually realized what does the expression 'tight bass' even means. Also, a lot more detail was discernible. Same applied for the Sanskrit, minus the surprise, I suppose...
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    SMSL Sanskrit 24bit 192kHz USB DAC

    Hello, did you make further tests?
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    SMSL Sanskrit - a $100 24/196 Chinese DAC

    There is no 32bit content available and there probably never be IMO. 24bit is more than enough as it yields 144db of dynamic range. Though the usb interface chip support such bit depth so the manufacturer of the final product report this "feature". Also, they claim their device the same...
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