iFi Audio Pro iDSD discussion thread
May 9, 2021 at 8:30 AM Post #2,792 of 2,826

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Did anyone try to connect external 10mhz reference clock to IFI PRO IDSD?
Did it work fine for you? Which BNC cable did you use?
I tried to connect MUTEC REF 10 to my IFI PRO IDSD using several BNC cables and it did not work well for me. The DAC flashed error message "Extern sync clock error".
I consider to try with Sotm SCLK-OCX10. I ask to learn from your experience before I do so...
read the manual but did you change the clock setting on back if using external ? and normal bnc cables should be fine
 
May 9, 2021 at 10:35 PM Post #2,794 of 2,826

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I finally got Audirvana to work as a DLNA/UPnP server with the iDSD Pro as the output, and it can be controlled via the Audirvana remote on my iPad. Very happy to jettison the Muzo app for good. With DSD set to output as DoP 1.1, I am able to play DSD64 tracks over the network, which Muzo couldn't manage.

The sound is great, just as good as Muzo but much easier to control and scroll through my library. I still wish iFi would develop a better networking app/solution, but this will get me through for now.
 
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Can I ask what was the result of this conversation?
They gave up and asked me to check if I can check it with other MUTEC REF 10. I did not find any in Israel. I sent the MUTEC back to Germany to check if the device is ok. The manufacturer did not find any malfunction in the REF 10 after through testing of 2 weeks.
I think it is firmware defect in IFI Pro IDSD.
it does not work in version 2.01 and 2.08. As per my finding in many thread it worked perfectly with previous firmware versions.
It was ticket : #660151
I ask again if anyone has any experience with connecting 10mhz reference clock to IFI PRO IDSD
 
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it does not work in version 2.01 and 2.08. As per my finding in many thread it worked perfectly with previous firmware versions.

OK, so just to double-check, Pro iDSD with firmware older than 2.01 worked with your MUTEC?
 
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I could not check it as I could not downgrade the firmware to older firmware than 2.01. However , as I wrote, I read many old posts that report significant SQ improvement whole connecting to Mutec Ref-10.
for example the post of @austinpop -

https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/my-quest-for-a-new-dac-part-4-ifi-pro-idsd-and-friends-r748/

Although I haven't tried this, I've seen feedback that Pro iDSD benefits from high quality external clocks and linear power supplies, so there's something there for sure.
 
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But I cannot enjoy it due to these errors…
Does Ifi acknowledge this issue and will fix it in next firmware release ?

I've asked our team about your case already. If I get a reply, I'll let you know, but from what I can tell your Pro iDSD should work with that Mutec.
 
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I've asked our team about your case already. If I get a reply, I'll let you know, but from what I can tell your Pro iDSD should work with that Mutec.
Yes it should. But I get this error message all the time. Thus why I initiated this thread to check if there is any ifi pro IDSD owned the use external reference clock. My dealer provided me his own PRO IDSD and it did not work either. Thus is why I think it is firmware issue.
 
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Yes it should. But I get this error message all the time. Thus why I initiated this thread to check if there is any ifi pro IDSD owned the use external reference clock. My dealer provided me his own PRO IDSD and it did not work either. Thus is why I think it is firmware issue.

OK, let me see where we are with that.
 
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Thus is why I think it is firmware issue.

It is related to firmware indeed, clock sync was removed several FW versions ago. I'll check which FW was the last one that supported it and I'll get back to you :)
 
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