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Audio-GD DI-20

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by soundlogic, Oct 29, 2019.
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  1. soundlogic
    Has anyone purchased or heard the new Audio-GD DI-20? As one who has tried a number of “usb digital interfaces”
    Mutec MC3+USB, Kitsune’ tuned Singxter SU1, and currently Gustard U-16...this Audio-GD looks like beast, especially the DI-20 HE with the upgraded PS.
    check it out: http://www.audio-gd.com/R2R/DI20/DI20EN.htm
     
  2. JaMo
    Yes,
    I have ordered the HE-version. it's a beast all right. I have the U16 (two of them) to compare to/run against. Sure look forward to this delivery. Report is coming.
    /Jan
     
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  3. soundlogic
    Jan; Thanks for responding so quickly. I would definitely consider the HE as well, but considering the cost of a GOOD power supply, seems like the price is commensurate. Do you have an ETA for delivery yet? Congratulations! BTW, I am using the Gustard 10MHZ master clock with my U16, and I like the idea that a master clock can be used with the DI-20 as well. Keep us posted!
     
  4. JaMo
    No ETA yet. I also use a OCXO-masterclock with my U16's. It pushes the performance further. I hope the new interface is a home run. The competition is high and Kingwa knows it well. The 10MHz EXT XO input makes it even more attractive.
    /Jan
     
  5. FredA
    Got the HE too. About delivery, there is a 15-day lead time on my quote, so i assume i am getting it in three weeks.
     
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  6. Pappas3278
    Glad to be apart of the club. Non-HE version with the 90/98M clicks w/metal shield. Why not right?

    15-day lead time also on my quote.
     
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  7. FredA
    Welcome to the club! I think there should be a lot of us eventually.:)
     
  8. Pappas3278
    Thanks Fred!

    Hey, can anyone speculate as to what Kingwa meant from part of the DI-20 description?

    TV?

    "Built in the Amanero USB interface that is the most compatible and steady , support WIN, OSX, IOS and Linux , and had been test with some TV that is based on Android system. (Has not test with Android phone yet ).
     
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  9. FredA
    Perhaps that some tvs support usb audio now, can't see anything else.
     
  10. Pappas3278
    That'll be interesting to see about TV support.

    I guess that last thing that isn't clear is 'Parallel' mode vs 'Serial' mode. Little help?
     
  11. FredA
    Signals can be processed either using parallel processing,i.e. a word a time, or bit per bit (serial). This can change the sound a little, hence the choice being offered.
     
  12. Pappas3278
    Got it. Do you have a preference Fred or is this more of a personal choice as to what sounds better?
     
  13. FredA
    Haven't tried it yet of course with the di. With the dac fws, i would say the parallels probably have more res. but one of my favorite fw is tda_asy3, if not my favorite, not sure and it is a serial implementation. Matter of synergy and tastes...
     
  14. Pappas3278
    Interesting that you say that about tda_asy3 FW.

    I too flashed back to that after trying DOP FW for a day or two. I heard what a few others experienced; treble roll-off, boomier bass and slightly bloomed mid-range. Not terrible but just not my cup of tea.
     
  15. JaMo
    Hi,
    I had a short correspondence with Kingwa this morning. He reported that the DI HE outperformed his CDP (Kingwa's reference). Good news for us.
    /Jan
     
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