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  1. GioF71

    [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
  2. GioF71

    Review by 'GioF71' on item 'Aune S6'

    Introduction First of all, I would like to thank Aune (@AuneAudio) for giving me the opportunity to review their unit. This is the link to the relevant head-fi thread: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/final-list-announced-aune-s6-32bit-384k-dsd-128-dac-amp-worldwide-review-tour.830399/. I would...
  3. GioF71

    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...
  4. GioF71

    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...
  5. GioF71

    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    Hello, I understand my post might be confusing. Let me explain my desktop setup. I have a regular desktop PC with Linux Mint 18.2 as well as a dedicated low power box with an Atom D510 with ubuntu server 16.04. I named the latter "desktop media player". Both have mpd and upmpdcli installed...
  6. GioF71

    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
  7. GioF71

    Bit Perfect Audio from Linux

    There are situations where you need a .asoundrc (or at system level, a /etc/asound.conf). But it's not strictly necessary if you simply want to configure one or more alsa output on mpd. Yes of course you may configure more output. The list of sound devices is given by the command posted...
  8. GioF71

    Linux users unite!

      I'd like to mention I really appreciate a lot ubuntu, in all its flavours. I have especially multiple installations of ubuntu server as well as a pair debian. For the desktop, I am now using Linux Mint Cinnamon after trying ubuntu 16.04 with unity, trying Gnome on it from the PPA. That does...
  9. GioF71

    SMSL Sanskrit 24bit 192kHz USB DAC

    I own the x12 and used to own the 5th gen Sanskrit. The x12 is a lot better and has better functionalities and connectivity options. The Sanskrit is a nice DAC for the price. You can also upgrade it with a linear power supply for better results. Hope this helps!
  10. GioF71

    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...
  11. GioF71

    Topping D30 DSD DAC XMOS/CS4398

    Hello drteming, nice review. Sorry for the o.t., but I am very curious about your specific o2 amp. I own one from Epiphany Acoustics, but it seems very different from yours. Can you tell us something more about that amp? Thank you and congratulations for the great review.
  12. GioF71

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

    I was actually waiting for this to happen when I saw this product on head-fi! Here we are    1) GioF71 2) Varese, Italy 3) Sennheiser HD800, Sennheiser HD650 (+ balanced cable), Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear, Westone W40 (IEM), Denon AH-1001, Sony MDR-V300, Yamaha HP-3, Technics RP-F15 4) FiiO...
  13. GioF71

    SMSL Sanskrit 24bit 192kHz USB DAC

    Hello, did you make further tests?
  14. GioF71

    SMSL Sanskrit 24bit 192kHz USB DAC

    I did, and it sounds noticeably better with a ~6A psu. What is strange is that the P1 is intended for many smsl dacs including the Sanskrit. Any chance the psu itself might be defective? It also seems hard to believe that the Sanskrit needs more than the rate output power of the P1.
  15. GioF71

    SMSL Sanskrit - a $100 24/196 Chinese DAC

    Good to hear! About the previous question: no the Sanskrit is limited to 192kHz. But the Sanskrit PRO (totally different, more than double the price) does support 384kHz and DSD.
  16. GioF71

    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Now that's a really nice AMB stack... That is what I currently consider engame equipement :sunglasses:
  17. GioF71

    SMSL Sanskrit 24bit 192kHz USB DAC

      yes for sure, but not all the DDCs are the same of course :-)
  18. GioF71

    SMSL Sanskrit 24bit 192kHz USB DAC

    I also have both devices. I agree with the previous two posts. The Sanskrit is better and I do not even own the latest version. With a proper usb to spdif interface I noticed that the 793 can reach 192kHz, but of course this is not supported. @thuNDa do you think the 793II is on par with the...
  19. GioF71

    SMSL Sanskrit 24bit 192kHz USB DAC

    Of course the P1 should be perfectly suitable. In the item description, the Sanskrit is always listed as compatible. The ZetaGI is a lot more powerful (I have another one set @12V powering an Atom 330 minipc, a dedicated network player with linux, mpd and upmpdcli).   Regards
  20. GioF71

    SMSL Sanskrit 24bit 192kHz USB DAC

    Hello, no, the P1 was not even available at the time. I am using a ZetaGi FT146. See: http://www.zgitaly.it/italiano/area.asp?sez=5&id=18 It's an italian brand.   I read your location is "Land of Chocolate and Watches", so I might educately guess you are close enough to Italy, so if you...
  21. GioF71

    Gustard X20 DAC

    Hello. I never heard of 64bit audio files... can you elaborate or provide a small sample? Thank you.
  22. GioF71

    Gustard X20 DAC

      First I'd like to note I am not promoting any commercial product. The software solution I proposed is very common and almost entirely based on free / open source software (with the exception of one type of controller for android).   The quality of USB interface is not generally improving...
  23. GioF71

    Gustard X20 DAC

      Also: in that article, a E-MU 0404USB is used to measure the performance of a TEAC UD-501 DAC.   From the specs of the E-MU 0404 USB: Premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters* (A/D: 113dB SNR, D/A: 117dB SNR) deliver unmatched USB audio fidelity   So seen that this ADC is used as an...
  24. GioF71

    Gustard X20 DAC

    No, both the u12 and the x12 are natively supported. And iirc the same is true also for the x20.
  25. GioF71

    Violectric DAC V850 - General Discussion and Impressions Thread

    Well xmos does really support 176.4khz. I have a number of interfaces and dacs, all xmos based, and all of them support 176.4khz. Cheers
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