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    RME ADI-2 Pro - DAC, Headamp, an a lot of more stunning features

    Pretty sure the headphone amp died independently from switching. If you follow their forum they had their share of broken output amps (chips), where balanced played no role at all. Pure coincidence here. As long as the chip itself doesn't die unexpectedly the headphone amp can not be destroyed...
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    That link to the updated manual is outdated. They changed it to http://www.rme-audio.de/downloads/adi2dacr_e.pdf
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    Quite obviously the FS doesn't have USB. And no DSP for all kinds of processing.
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    RME ADI-2 Pro - DAC, Headamp, an a lot of more stunning features

    You can. There is only one firmware for all iterations of the Pro (read the firmware updater's readme). Pretty easy.
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    Here too. How do you do the reset? I push the top encoder and the VOL key while switching on.
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    Definitely not! You did not give up, found the real problem, fixed it, and even had the guts to tell us all - I applaud such behaviour! But when I reset my DAC it returns to Width 1.00, so no idea what changed it to 0 on yours.
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    And it is subjective self-delusion like this, derived without precise volume matching and accurate comparison, that is the only real difference. Your description of the missing properties are typical audiophile placebos. There is no 'authority' problem with the RME unless you try to drive a HE-6.
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    All of these are easy to drive for the RME up to ear-bleeding volumes.. Sounds more like another one that missed the High Power setting...
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    Note that the picture that you posted - this kind of view you will not get. The Anniversary edition had 3 or 4 LEDs inside with extra top cover to illuminate the PCB. These LEDs are not found in the other ADIs (yours). Not to mention that you loose warranty when you start to open and cut the...
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    That's easy. Use the included EQ, dial in +12 dB in band 1 set to shelf, frequency 65 Hz, Q 0.8. Turn on High Power mode. I do the same with the LCD-X. If the rumbling is not hard enough dial in another +6 dB from the Bass control...
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    In fact that's an advantage. Due to the very low output impedance of only 0.1 ohms you could use unshielded cable to your amplifier - it would still work. IMO an external controller, no matter if passive or active, will have more potential to degrade the sound than the additional 'headphone op...
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    You can use the Phones Output 3/4, or even 1/2, as Line Out. See manual, works perfectly and you are back to comfortable switching.
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/rme-adi-2-dac-thread.868015/page-69#post-14819442
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    You have both the ADI and the Violectric. Why are you not just trying/doing it? Connect the Focal's to the ADI in Low Power mode, put on some bass heavy music that includes 50 to 60 Hz, then cramp up the volume until your ears bleed - while looking at the level meter below the Analyser. If you...
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    [review/comparison] Prism Lyra, Prism Callia, RME ADI-2 Pro, Schiit Yggdrasil, Forssell MDAC-2a

    I have to disagree here. I have never seen a unit where Loudness was NOT coupled to the volume knob position. And I have used many devices in my life with that function. You have an example of a unit where Loudness is really 'fixed'?
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