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    Reply to review by 'storrgie' on item 'Matrix Mini-I Pro'

    Thanks for writing this up. I've been lusting over the X-Sabre for a little while now.
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    TEAC UD-501 on Linux with MPD

    Actually should have posted an update long ago:   TEAC UD-501 on Fedora 19 with MPD 0.17.3 works perfectly.   I think it might have been the commit in kernel 3.10.7 https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.10.7
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    Computer to 12v trigger

    Is anyone aware of a device that would allow me to signal via 12v from something like USB or RS232? I would also prefer to do this via linux, but I bet if there is a device available I can figure out how to make it send a signal.   I want to turn on and off the power outlets on my Furman...
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    Teac Reference Line UD-501 USB DAC "DSD"

    Personally I use MPD with all of these DACs and the TEAC and MSB had wonderful support in linux. I think the MSB is something you just have to hear. I'm glad you're able to spend time with one and make comparisons. If you are looking optimize for cost in your system then the UD-501 seemed to be...
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    Teac Reference Line UD-501 USB DAC "DSD"

    Trying it now on a Fedora 19 box (my laptop)... everything seems to work without issues. I'll listen for another 3 or 4 hours and hopefully not hear an issue.   I really would love to jump to the Benchmark or the Mytek but the TEAC is literally half their cost.
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    Teac Reference Line UD-501 USB DAC "DSD"

    Overall I'm not very happy though. I would like a consistent playback between songs. Frequently I'll be listening to 44khz content and want to hear a song that I only have in 88.2Khz. It sounds like everything is coming through a 100 foot pvc tube with an orchestra of farts playing at the same...
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    TEAC UD-501 on Linux with MPD

    I wanted to report in on the TEAC UD-501. I just got this unit to test it out with Linux and MPD. I have been using MPD for years and really love the audio listening paradigm it supports. In short, this DAC seems to have some problems with USB and Linux. You can get it to play out of the...
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    Teac Reference Line UD-501 USB DAC "DSD"

    I wanted to report in on the TEAC UD-501. I just got this unit to test it out with Linux and MPD. I have been using MPD for years and really love the audio listening paradigm it supports. In short, this DAC seems to have some problems with USB and Linux. You can get it to play out of the...
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    New Woo Audio Product at CanJam RMAF 2012

    Can anyone say what chip they are using for USB? (I have my fingers crossed that it is an XMOS)
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Ibasso D7 sitting on my desk right now. best cheap XMOS based dac for the price that I have found. I'm very happy with it.   Does 24-bit/192Khz via USB on ALSA
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    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    The major reason I've not written how I set up MPD is because the documentation is actually quite good. Secondarily if you can learn how to use IRC, their channel usually has a couple people in it that know what they're talking about.    Instead of replicate that knowledge out here, we...
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    Beyerdynamic T70 or Sennheiser HD 650?

    I'm really interested in hearing about someones opinion on this. I almost recently ordered a pair of DT880 600ohm because I love the beyerdynamic design. I would be very willing to sell my 650s if the T70s were similar.
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    Schiit, could not be more happy with this company and their products.

    I have been listening to my Valhalla for a little while (just got it about 3 weeks ago) and noticing that one side will be predominant. I have swapped my tubes back and forth and noticed it goes away for a couple of days and returns. Figured I would email the guys over at Schiit because they...
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    Choosing the right power posts (B&W 803d & McIntosh mc501)

    I hope nobody gets upset I ask about speakers here, I really only participate in this audio forum so I don't know where else to ask. If there is a correct place to post this and I didn't notice it, then please let me know.   I have a set of McIntosh MC501 monoblocks now and some B&W 803...
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    Classy Storage Boxing

    Makes sense, however my question would then be excluding those. I have my original HD650 box but that's not very 'classy'.   I just want to know if its time for me to make my own, and if so would anyone be interested in contributing to the design?
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