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Yup. I always try and point to a real source so that I'm not talking out of my bum (we all do it sometimes). Found this:

"The Bit-perfect filter originated in CD-77(called Digital Master Mode) then on AMR DP-777 (Bit-Perfect mode) and should ensure unaltered transmission of the data at its original bit-rate and sampling frequency."

http://support.ifi-audio.com/kb/faq.php?id=27
Were can I get a cable that will work can you help.
Thank You.
At the risk of sounding too obvious, the iESL is supposed to have the correct cable included in the box. Have you dug through all the materials? If you know it's missing from the box (or even if you've purchased it second hand) I'd contact iFi through:
1) the general inquiry contact if you bought it second hand to see if they'll sell you the part or
2) the support ticket system if you purchased it new and have it registered

Lastly if you're really impatient like I am, you can buy a HDMI spec cable. I doubt the folks at iFi will be able to tell you which ones immediately available to you have compliant grounds, but a dealer may be able to help. As an example someone at a company like Blue Jeans cables would be able to tell you immediately if the cable is built to spec. *I have no affiliation with Blue Jeans.

I've found iFi's support team very responsive, and that avenue is typically better for a product issue or sales inquiry. Hope that helps you get your cable faster (or found) :)

[Edited @iFi audio posted a direct support link just prior, and I corrected Blue Jeans company name]
 
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At the risk of sounding too obvious, the iESL is supposed to have the correct cable included in the box. Have you dug through all the materials? If you know it's missing from the box (or even if you've purchased it second hand) I'd contact iFi through:
1) the general inquiry contact if you bought it second hand to see if they'll sell you the part or
2) the support ticket system if you purchased it new and have it registered

Lastly if you're really impatient like I am, you can buy a HDMI spec cable. I doubt the folks at iFi will be able to tell you which ones immediately available to you have compliant grounds, but a dealer may be able to help. As an example someone at a company like Blue Jeans cables would be able to tell you immediately if the cable is built to spec. *I have no affiliation with Blue Jeans.

I've found iFi's support team very responsive, and that avenue is typically better for a product issue or sales inquiry. Hope that helps you get your cable faster (or found) :)

[Edited @iFi audio posted a direct support link just prior, and I corrected Blue Jeans company name]
Thank you very much for your help I will take another look in the box I also will contact Blue Jeans cable as you recommended to see if the can help I appreciate your help again thank you.
 
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Thank you very much for your help I will take another look in the box I also will contact Blue Jeans cable as you recommended to see if the can help I appreciate your help again thank you.
Any time. Also, Just FYI, there is a full iESL thread that may benefit you.

Some discussion of HDMI cables similar to yours begin ~ post 41

I hope you find it in your box. If you do, please report back with the appropriate (facepalm) :)

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Ok pulled trigger, bought it from Adorama. They didn't have it in stock but talked with the rep and they will drop-ship it immediately from their wholeseller..

Going to place the Mytek Dac+ on Ebay...

Man, audio is addictive..
Hi, As I have been considering the Brooklyn DAC+, ADI-2 DAC (from RME) and this Pro iDSD dac - and seeing how you have experience with at least 2 of these, can you comment on them and what you may prefer from each? I plan to use it as a dac only with VERY infrequent headphone usage. I like the upsampling ability from the iDSD as well as the higher output voltage on the line output but am most interested in the difference in sound between the two. Any insight you can provide will help. (Oh also, do you have any idea what the voltage output is on the Brooklyn DAC+ line outs? I can't seem to find that info listed anywhere).


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Any time. Also, Just FYI, there is a full iESL thread that may benefit you.

Some discussion of HDMI cables similar to yours begin ~ post 41

I hope you find it in your box. If you do, please report back with the appropriate (facepalm) :)

-Cheers
Found the HDMI cable in the box connected the
ifi pro iESL, ifi pro iCAN, and the Pro iDSD
all hooked up and what a great setups got my Stax 009 connected to the iESL and how sweet it is the sound is fantastic thank you for your help.
 
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Found the HDMI cable in the box connected the
ifi pro iESL, ifi pro iCAN, and the Pro iDSD
all hooked up and what a great setups got my Stax 009 connected to the iESL and how sweet it is the sound is fantastic thank you for your help.
Happy it all turned out well. No one in my area has the iDSD yet... can't wait to hear one. Congrats on the great gear!
 
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Anyone running the iDSD other than through USB? I’m thinking about getting an ultraRendu and runny HQ Player server.
 
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But in order to hear whether there's any benefit with headphones as high tier as Utopias, one would have to try it with Pro iCan first.
I think I can now answer this. For one, the 3D and XBass are irreplaceable. And then, iCan's dynamics are just unmatched by the iDSD, IMHO. Truly amazing combo.
 
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Anyone running the iDSD other than through USB? I’m thinking about getting an ultraRendu and runny HQ Player server.
Yep. That is still USB by the way.

I'm using HQPayer Embedded up-sampling to DSD512. Really enjoying it.
 
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Yep. That is still USB by the way.

I'm using HQPayer Embedded up-sampling to DSD512. Really enjoying it.
I wonder how is that better than iDSD's internal upsampling to DSD512 / DSD1024
 
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