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  1. Phoniac

    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    I don't expect - I know that the DAC drives the DT1770s perfectly. You might want to disclose what your doesn't have enough voltage statement is based on? AFAIK the DAC (and Pro) spit out higher voltages than most others. The manual says +22dBu or 10Vrms. In ASR they measured 310mW for a 300...
  2. Phoniac

    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    Quite obviously the FS doesn't have USB. And no DSP for all kinds of processing.
  3. Phoniac

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

    Yes, will work if you activate the option <Digital Out Source - Main Out>. Then you use the output 1/2 DSP settings to get a processed signal on the digital outputs.
  4. Phoniac

    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.
  5. Phoniac

    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.
  6. Phoniac

    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.
  7. Phoniac

    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...
  9. Phoniac

    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...
  10. Phoniac

    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    That's not the full truth. You can change the Reference Level for the rear outputs independent from the phones output. That gives you up to 18 dB of volume difference.
  11. Phoniac

    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.
  12. Phoniac

    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    Not at all. The ADI would no longer be shown in the Device Manager then. The fact it was still there points to a simple playback hickup. Maybe you get another chance to figure that one out.
  13. Phoniac

    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...
  14. Phoniac

    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    You got it the wrong way round. The ADI has 0.1 Ohms output impedance and doesn't care about the Focal's impedance swing at all. If you hear more bass with the Violectric then it must have a higher output impedance to generate a slight bass boost. I doubt this is the case as it would require...
  15. Phoniac

    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    Note that the 'DAC' has been a 'DAC FS' from the beginning, it was the Pro later being updated to FS. I doubt there is a sound difference. IMHO it's more about a different feature set.
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