iDSD micro Black Label. Tour details (page 147). Release info (page 153).
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Myne arrived today
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Aug 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM Post #1,712 of 4,243

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I recently called the local distributor to follow up on the iDSD micro I reserved through both iFi and them. They said that they have no idea as to when they'll be receiving the stock. Lucky me. 
 
Just to add to my luck, my Centrance DACport LX won't turn on so I'm essentially DACless. I'm currently living with an iPod and LOD and you really don't know what you have 'till it's gone. 
 
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  What does "95% of the micro will be burned in" mean? how can something be 95% burned in?


Hi,

 
The RCA and the Headphone section are not identical. They are separate sections.

 
As RW737 asked, if one uses headphones to perform the burn-in, then the RCA section is of course unused.

 
Hence ~95% as this is the circuitry that is shared by both.

 
nb: One can put a 10k load on the RCAs simultaneously and burn-in 100% of the micro iDSD.
 
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Aug 2, 2014 at 12:45 AM Post #1,718 of 4,243

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To avoid "warm-up", any manner to let the unit ON 24/24 and not take juice from the battery ?
 
The "perfection" for me is a switch to take power from usb or the battery. This way, permit me to listening music from usb power when not doing critical listening or simply to keep the unit ready.
 
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  To avoid "warm-up", any manner to let the unit ON 24/24 and not take juice from the battery ?

 
The "perfection" for me is a switch to take power from usb or the battery. This way, permit me to listening music from usb power when not doing critical listening or simply to keep the unit ready.


Hi,
 
There is no appreciable warm-up.
 
But if you insist, you can have music playing 24/24 (so it does not go to sleep under SmartPower).
 
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There is a fair amount of complex programing done to the Micro iDSD. I seen not seen that level of complexity very often in a DAC/amp. Looks like IFI tries to maximize battery and the device life.   It is a good read to view all the links at the first post. My nano really does not go to sleep as far I can tell and stays warmer than my micro at idle. My tube amps take about 40 minutes of warm-up to sound its best is a special case. I have not noticed the micro iDSD needing a warm-up to be concern about.
 
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Hi!
Ifi-team: You suggest to convert MP3 files to DSD. My audio PC is very slow (dual core 1.6 Atom, Win-7 32 Bit, 2 MB RAM, small SSD for Win and JRMC; music is stored on an USB disc). However, the PC is very quiet and great for playing standard PCM Files (cpu utilization less than 2% for standard CDs ripped to FLAC). Would native DSD bitstreaming be possible (using Jriver and the Ifi-ASIO driver) when I convert the MP3-Files to DSD in JRMC before playing? If not, could you please tell me what the minimum hardware requirements are? (I do not need conversion on the fly!)?
 
Thank you very much!
 
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  Hi!
Ifi-team: You suggest to convert MP3 files to DSD. My audio PC is very slow (dual core 1.6 Atom, Win-7 32 Bit, 2 MB RAM, small SSD for Win and JRMC; music is stored on an USB disc). However, the PC is very quiet and great for playing standard PCM Files (cpu utilization less than 2% for standard CDs ripped to FLAC). Would native DSD bitstreaming be possible (using Jriver and the Ifi-ASIO driver) when I convert the MP3-Files to DSD in JRMC before playing? If not, could you please tell me what the minimum hardware requirements are? (I do not need conversion on the fly!)?

 
Thank you very much!


Hi,
 
Go to JRMC > Help > Run Benchmark.
 
You need a number ~3000.
 
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Here are some more pictures of my home setup:
 
Cyrus 8 amp with extra Cyrus power supply and KEF Q500 speakers (connected with Kimber 4TC)
 
the micro iDSD is connected to the Cyrus amp and an iPad as source playing some German Speed metal (Qobuz, lossles Flac) and John Coltrane in native DSD (Onkyo HF Player, unfortunately I wont use DSD playback from this app any further due to issues with loud pops)
 
The Headphone is a Sennheiser HD 650
 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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Very sad,now I need a new computer...
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=== Running Benchmarks (please do not interrupt) ===
 
Running 'Math' benchmark...
Single-threaded integer math... 6.782 seconds
Single-threaded floating point math... 4.513 seconds
Multi-threaded integer math... 2.015 seconds
Multi-threaded mixed math... 1.344 seconds
Score: 1297
 
Running 'Image' benchmark...
Image creation / destruction... 0.279 seconds
Flood filling... 0.649 seconds
Direct copying... 0.880 seconds
Small renders... 2.412 seconds
Bilinear rendering... 1.647 seconds
Bicubic rendering... 0.961 seconds
Score: 3221
 
Running 'Database' benchmark...
Create database... 0.446 seconds
Populate database... 2.616 seconds
Save database... 0.892 seconds
Reload database... 0.078 seconds
Search database... 1.716 seconds
Sort database... 1.704 seconds
Group database... 1.033 seconds
Score: 2534
 
JRMark (version 19.0.146): 2351
 
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite P775
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, 2001 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA 2.20, 10/30/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Edit... Cleaned HD with CCleaner and Defragged HD... Benchmark Score increased to "3048"...
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=== Running Benchmarks (please do not interrupt) ===
 
Running 'Math' benchmark...
Single-threaded integer math... 4.938 seconds
Single-threaded floating point math... 3.242 seconds
Multi-threaded integer math... 1.559 seconds
Multi-threaded mixed math... 1.073 seconds
Score: 1757
 
Running 'Image' benchmark...
Image creation / destruction... 0.225 seconds
Flood filling... 0.644 seconds
Direct copying... 1.284 seconds
Small renders... 1.774 seconds
Bilinear rendering... 1.274 seconds
Bicubic rendering... 0.746 seconds
Score: 3699
 
Running 'Database' benchmark...
Create database... 0.311 seconds
Populate database... 1.577 seconds
Save database... 0.531 seconds
Reload database... 0.057 seconds
Search database... 1.314 seconds
Sort database... 1.228 seconds
Group database... 0.812 seconds
Score: 3688
 
JRMark (version 19.0.146): 3048
 
 

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