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    Luxury & Precision (LP) Portable USB DAC/AMP W1 and W2 (1123 New FW Available, Update Info on Post #1)

    Enjoying W2 + UE 18+ Pro + Hiby R3 Pro on a wet, cold Sunday afternoon in the UK. A picture is worth a 1000 words.
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    Yes that looks good, assuming your new DAC has dual Female XLR balanced outs that cable will be perfect.
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    No problems we were all NOOB's once. :wink: Yes it is possible to do what you want, but only connect one DAC output to one Gryphon input input at any one time. If you want to go balanced you will need a balanced XLR to 4.4mm cable. SE connection will require a dual RCA to 3.5mm cable, this one...
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    Yes. IMHO a device like this with a very powerful output should not have externally controlled volume, its all to easy for any transport, even a PC, where a miss-click of the mouse or a transport software glitch can cause very high output power levels, this is even if the bug is fixed. The...
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    Some more of my thoughts on iEMatch, it seems to have drawn a few negative comments on this thread regarding its implementation within the xDSD Gryphon and generally I'm in agreement with this. But there is a but... In my opinion I should say it depends on a few things, which output is being...
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    Message deleted I got things reversed. :)
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    Cayin RU6: R-2R USB Dongle DAC with Head-Amp

    OTG at both ends works fine for me. I see no reason to have OTG at one end only and potentially make the cable directional if an OTG connector is only used at one end and both ends works.
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    I was going to return mine for this reason, it's unusable in some scenarios due to random 1W events direct into my ears, despite secretly wanting to keep it. Word of warning, don't buy a Gryphon from Amazon in the UK supplied direct from iFi in my experience you will have difficulty returning...
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    I joked earlier that "it scratches at a level 6 with deeper groves at a level 7" at least one person got the joke. :wink: Anyway if Jerry does get a Gryphon for review we will know, but I'm not scratching mine deliberately. I would say the display feels warmer to the touch than the metal body...
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    Yes I get that one too, I didn't want to swamp them with too many issues though. You are right though if its a software issue then they may as well fix it at the same time as the other software issues.
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    Tidal on the PC is the same too. I can be listening happily at say -30dB, then disconnect and reconnect my Gryphon and the volume jumps to +6dB when its reconnected, with the music playing where it left off. Its quite annoying and a little dangerous, I would say its its an issue that iFi...
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    Its a USB issue. If I use my phone, an LG V50, with something like the W2 I turn UAPP's volume to max and control the volume on the dongle (HID mode off), I also do this with the original xDSD with no issue, its my preference. If UAPP's volume is turned up to full when using the Gryphon it...
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    I think this and other issues I have are a combination of software issues with Gryphon and Tidal. I still have issues with the volume control on Gryphon, for example I'm now using it with Hiby music on my phone to stream Tidal which works great and sounds great too but if I change the volume on...
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    No the Gryphon is the only full decoder I own. I have an LG V50, Android 11, latest Tidal app and a short USB C to C cable, I can't see how I've set it up wrong but if any other Gryphon owner could confirm my findings that would be great. To be honest the MQA playback seems to have significant...
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    xDSD Gryphon: birth of a ‘head-fi’ legend

    Did you ever own the xDSD? The Bluetooth quality over AptX and AAC was actually very good as long as your phone or whatever supported those CODEC's if the connection dropped to SBC then, yes, it was not good. Bluetooth range was very, very good too, I often left my phone on my desk and walked...
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