E1DA DACs Discussion Thread (PDV2, 9038S, 9038D, 9038X, HiFiToy, HPToy)
Mar 2, 2020 at 3:19 AM Post #632 of 1,292

Lohb

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Does anyone have positive experience pairing PDV2 with portable source without powerbank etc?
In the proprietary battery replacement sense ?
 
Mar 5, 2020 at 2:22 AM Post #634 of 1,292

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Does anyone have positive experience pairing PDV2 with portable source without powerbank etc?

I recently got the e1da PowerDAC v2. I am using it with an iPhone and the Apple "Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter." The PowerDAC will only work if the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter is also plugged into (1) a power bank or (2) an AC charger with sufficient current (for example, the stock Apple 5V/1A charger won't supply enough power to the PowerDAC for the PowerDAC to turn on).

That said, I'm enjoying the sound produced by the PowerDAC v2. I can hear the difference most clearly in the bass region: bass is fuller, has more body, and is more detailed than the bass produced from the Apple Lightning Dongle and from the Dragonfly Black.
 
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Mar 5, 2020 at 4:17 PM Post #635 of 1,292

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Has anyone here compared the PowerDAC V2 vs. desk versions like Topping DX3 or even the more expensive DX7? Both has gotten good reviews at audiosciencereview.com, as has the 9038S, but trying to figure out if there's any reason to go the desk dac route?
Currently using Audeze lcd-xc and Meridian Explorer 2, and it sound is a bit anemic at times, especially with older recordings.
 
Mar 13, 2020 at 11:27 AM Post #636 of 1,292

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Hey there, when I plug my PDV2 into my Mac, immediately a window pops up saying that the device needs too much power and was disabled. I have no chance to make it run. Please find the infos to my Mac in the enclosed screenshot. Would be great if someone could help me make it run...
 

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Mar 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM Post #637 of 1,292

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Hey there, when I plug my PDV2 into my Mac, immediately a window pops up saying that the device needs too much power and was disabled. I have no chance to make it run. Please find the infos to my Mac in the enclosed screenshot. Would be great if someone could help me make it run...

You can use a powered usb hub to deliver the power needed for the PDv2.
 
Mar 18, 2020 at 12:17 PM Post #639 of 1,292

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Quick question to anyone that has uses the 9038s with hard to drive headphones. Has anyone tried using the 9038s with Mr Speaker Aeon Flows Open? And if so did it power them well? If you havent tried Aeons maybe a headphone with comparable power needs?
 
Mar 18, 2020 at 12:22 PM Post #640 of 1,292

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Quick question to anyone that has uses the 9038s with hard to drive headphones. Has anyone tried using the 9038s with Mr Speaker Aeon Flows Open? And if so did it power them well? If you havent tried Aeons maybe a headphone with comparable power needs?
How well do you hear?

I have affected/damaged hearing from loud music, speakers & headphones. The much more powerful PowerDAC V2 is just barely loud enough for me with the Ether Flow C.

Not sure how they compare efficiency wise. Maybe another knows. I know tho the 9038s wouldn't be loud enough for me based on power specs. But that's me. I have a friend with fantastic hearing and can't believe how loud I listen to music. When I put the headphones on at the level he listens to happily, it is annoyingly dim and I have to bump it maybe 10dB or more.
 
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Mar 18, 2020 at 4:07 PM Post #641 of 1,292

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Seeing the mention of a 9038SG3 by Ivan on ASR. It sounds like an “all things to all people” intent but I can’t find reference to unbalanced output and am curious if this SG3 is a replacement for the 9038D or if they’re keeping the balanced/unbalanced separate in different products?
 
Mar 18, 2020 at 4:10 PM Post #642 of 1,292

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Seeing the mention of a 9038SG3 by Ivan on ASR. It sounds like an “all things to all people” intent but I can’t find reference to unbalanced output and am curious if this SG3 is a replacement for the 9038D or if they’re keeping the balanced/unbalanced separate in different products?
it will have two version one is balanced and unbalance
 
Mar 18, 2020 at 6:26 PM Post #643 of 1,292

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Seeing the mention of a 9038SG3 by Ivan on ASR. It sounds like an “all things to all people” intent but I can’t find reference to unbalanced output and am curious if this SG3 is a replacement for the 9038D or if they’re keeping the balanced/unbalanced separate in different products?
The reason Ivan release the SG3 first because the stock for 9038S G2 have already gone. Don't worry, the D is will be available soon. Probably a week or two after the SG3 release.
 
Mar 19, 2020 at 7:34 AM Post #644 of 1,292

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The reason for any delay is corona now... the factory that would built it is open but no workers a week ago.
Right now we in europe have the crap hitting the fan also.
 
Mar 19, 2020 at 9:44 AM Post #645 of 1,292

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Cant get mine to work. Plugged into phone and power pack. Sound still comes out through phone help
 

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