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Just start the firmware update program again (just start it, don't run it). The first screen shows you the current version. You can then exit without running the update again.
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Self-taught acoustic guitar singer-songwriter David Elias lives in Hawaii. He has played music all his life. He has written songs since earliest teen years.

He became an adventurous musician online in the earliest Internet days and began self-producing a seemingly endless menu of music and styles, settings, backing bands and artists on his own label Sketti Sandwich Productions.

In the early 2000's he helped pioneer some of the first hi-res technologies (DSD) to create the most realistic listening reproductions for listeners in both stereo and surround sound as if you are in the studio with the artists performing.

Read what David has to say about iFi's Pro iDSD: https://art-of-listening.com/…/the-ultimate-media-refactor…/
 
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In the recent review of the iFi Pro iDSD, it mentioned that you could hook up your tv to the DAC. On the tv end, there is a mini plug for the “optical out”. I cannot find a digital optical cable with a mini on one end and an RCA on the other end to be used as an optical cable. What kind of cable is one supposed to use for this application? Can you actually show a link for such a cable? Thank you!
 
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On the tv end, there is a mini plug for the “optical out”. I cannot find a digital optical cable with a mini on one end and an RCA on the other end to be used as an optical cable.
On the Pro iDSD's rear you have a coaxial/optical combo input. This means that optical input is inside of coaxial RCA input.
 
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On the Pro iDSD's rear you have a coaxial/optical combo input. This means that optical input is inside of coaxial RCA input.
Thank you for your speedy response, but I’m still at a loss as to what cable I’m supposed to use. Can you send a link for an actual cable that would fit those parameters I mentioned? That would really be helpful. Thanks in advance.
 
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Thank you for your speedy response, but I’m still at a loss as to what cable I’m supposed to use. Can you send a link for an actual cable that would fit those parameters I mentioned? That would really be helpful. Thanks in advance.
You need to put the optical plug (like the one on the photo below) on your optical cable end, and then that plug you insert deep into Pro iDSD's coaxial RCA input.

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In the recent review of the iFi Pro iDSD, it mentioned that you could hook up your tv to the DAC. On the tv end, there is a mini plug for the “optical out”. I cannot find a digital optical cable with a mini on one end and an RCA on the other end to be used as an optical cable. What kind of cable is one supposed to use for this application? Can you actually show a link for such a cable? Thank you!
You want a Toslink to Mini Optical (also called mini Toslink) cable, like this one: https://www.amazon.com/KabelDirekt-...toslink+to+mini+optical&qid=1581119329&sr=8-3

Or if you already own a standard Toslink cable, then you can use an adapter on one end of it like the one pictured in the above post.
 
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So I got the correct adapters which were needed on both ends—the TV end and the iDSD end. The one on the TV end fit quite snugly, but I could not get the one on the iDSD end in far enough into the RCA plug to make a snug fit. I don’t want to force it in because it seems like it just doesn’t fit. Any suggestions?
 
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What filter of Pro IDSD has the smoothes treble (except BP)?
 
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I'm really enjoying what I'm reading about the idsd. But what kills it for me is the lack of input control from the remote. Ifi, do you ever see this somehow being implemented on this unit down the road? I realize it would require a different remote obviously, but is it doable?

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I realize it would require a different remote obviously, but is it doable?
A different remote and internal changes. It's unlikely we'd go this route.
 
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