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HIBY R6 - DAP Dual DAC Balanced Out - Great Reviews and Over 500% Funded @ Indiegogo!

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by CactusPete23, Jun 5, 2017.
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  1. CactusPete23
    HIBY R6 - DAP Dual DAC Balanced Out

    Follow this Link for Procedure to Update Your R6 to Android Oreo 8.1: https://www.head-fi.org/goto/post?id=14703786#post-14703786

    See reviews here:

    And here:







    Here you see a 1kHz square wave signal sampled at 192kHz, being put out by a music app on android. On usual Android devices this signal would be resampled and mixed into the fixed 48kHz system audio stream, producing a digital output to the DAC like the upper picture. Whereas on the R6, DTA architecture bypasses Android Sample Rate Conversion (SRC) for all apps, the signal would pass unaltered to the DAC like the lower picture.

    So you see, in the past you could get a phone or player with a "quad DAC", or even a power-hungry 8-channel ES9018S meant for home audio. But today for the first time, you will be sending the original signal to the DAC, to be converted into the original sound reaching your ears. From almost all Android apps, not just the one or two hi-res compatible apps bundled with the player

    *** A notice about Tidal on the R6 by Joe Bloggs of HiBy Music ***

    See the link below for ongoing discussions about using TIDAL with the R6.


    --Stickied on user's request and in the name of honest advertising

    WINDOWS DRIVER FOR THE R6: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AtuiwfIBRYFEga100RKUcQ4TyCPJrQ
    Per Joe Bloggs "it's still a bit rough around the edges", includes Windows USB audio driver and readme file.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
    Xalt, IneffableMusic, ephrank and 3 others like this.
  2. tarhana
  3. CactusPete23
    Here is reply I got when I contacted HiBy marketing about the R6, which seems to be an actual HiBy brand DAP :

    Thank you for your interest! We are still developing the player; as soon as we have more details and/or English promotional material, we'll let you know.

    Best regards,
    Joseph Yeung (aka Joe Bloggs on head-fi)
    HiByMusic team member
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  4. CactusPete23
    more pics
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  5. hqssui
    This looks great, thanks for sharing. Any word about the price? Glad that it has hardware buttons for music control.
  6. oliv928
    hello subscribed also thx
  7. CactusPete23
    PRE-SALE will begin on Indiegogo; Tuesday, December 5th @ 11:00AM EST. 8:00AM PST


    Development is proceeding.. Here is some English Promotional Info from Joe Bloggs :

    R6 F.png R6 en.png

    No real new info from what I can see. Looks like it should be a very nice DAP !
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017
  8. crabdog
    Indeed it's shaping up to be a possibly awesome DAP. I hope those buttons on the sides have a nice concave curve so they're easy to find and manipulate in your pocket.
  9. jeffhawke
    Hi Joe, any hint yet on release date/pricing? Thanks

  10. mukulymn
    Would love to get some info on pricing and availability. Will you have a kickstarter campaign
  11. dukeman
    Subbing, love the hiby app
  12. mochill
    would love to review this baby :)
  13. h1f1add1cted
  14. TheoS53
    Damn, if that's true, that'll make the R6 more powerful than a dedicated amp such as the Fiio A3 (E11K).
  15. jeffhawke
    It's not clear if it refers to balanced or single ended output
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