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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
    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.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2019
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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.
  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?


    "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 ).
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2019
  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
    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.
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