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DX220 A new view to your music. * Latest Firmware: 1.15.233 Local * Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Paul - iBasso, Jan 23, 2019.
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  1. Sunstealer
    I have just bought a DX220 and then an AMP8 from a fellow headfier. Currently using Neutron. I love tinkering with file processing and your post piqued my interest. I read a bit around DSD/PCM and started looking around for convertors.

    I have a Mac so choice is a little more limited (freeware at least). My most common format is 16bit FLAC ripped from CD via XLD. I curated an 8 song playlist for conversion to .wav using vlc (a hassle as you have to name each file separately). TASCAM Hi-Res Editor only accepts PCM as .wav and will convert up to DSD256. I definitely noticed a larger soundstage, crisper and more detailed highs but also some digital distortion at the higher frequencies. THRE will only do 1 track at a time which is a pain but hey it's free.

    I plan to rerip the CDs directly to .wav and then reconvert to DSD just in case the FLAC to wav conversion has introduced some noise.

    Any feedback or suggestions would be welcome.
  2. twister6 Contributor
  3. Sound~Patriot
    + 1
  4. Whitigir
    The algorithms is the heart of any digital music. I never liked Tascam program, I always recommend Xivero for an affordable conversion. If you want more , you can opt for AUI converter, but to me, the only 2 that has real differences is Xivero, and step up would be HQplayerPro
  5. twister6 Contributor
    Yes, my S9 has Snapdragon 845.
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  6. MaxD
    Pictures show it is a rim, no back. So heat might not be an issue ?
  7. Jester0fTortuga
    Just tried the USB DAC function for the first time from my MacBook, lots of popping and breaking in and out. Didn't have this issue with the DX200. Any thoughts?
  8. twister6 Contributor
    Totally missed that looking on my phone; now can see it better on laptop :wink: Indeed, it's just to enhance the grip with a rim around the DAP. I like it!
  9. Lurker0
    I think all the cases you've described are normal. At least I experience mostly the same, and also...
    ... as well. Moreover, I don't use case, and I often listen outdoor, in transport etc, and experience no problems as long as the player sits in my chest pocket.
    Nutube is directly-heated with very long heater, which is like a string, and it sounds like a string. So, it is by design and can't be totally eliminated.
  10. JamesKH
    Any recommendations on a bluetooth remote I can use with the DX 220?
  11. iMongui
    Anyone knows if its possible pair the DX220 with a phone and manage it on some way? This could be a perfect feature to add on a future firmware because for example I always start my playback and then I put on a bag which is a little bit hard start to pull out and then put inside again and so on, so if you pair at the beginning with your phone and then you always interact with the phone instead of the dap, this would be marvellous :) @Paul - iBasso
  12. Sunstealer
    Thank you. Can Xivero rip straight from CD or do you have to present it with ripped FLAC or .wav files? Do you think FLAC or .wav would offer less noise/artefact?
  13. artpiggo
    Picture of dc02

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  14. panasonicst60
    Nice find! Only problem is I rather have the back cover for more protection..i'm trying to order one and I'm having problems with understanding the language to be able to checkout. Google translate not really working.

    I have managed to add it in the cart and make an account. But I can not figure out how to add my address! Lol. Help!

    Edit: I was able to place my order. FYI There are YouTube vids to help you order.
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  15. Whitigir
    Xivero needs FLAC or WAV which you can use EAC to rip from CD
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