iFi audio Pro iDSD (Official) - NEW Firmware - MQA and more.
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Even in the lowest gain you're getting hiss?
Yes, really big one. But none at the ican however I do not find it a reason to buy ican then...
 
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Even with zero you hear hiss. Big one
 
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OK so finally I decided to buy ifi idsd pro. Just installed. 2.08 firmware.
And with Roon via Linux while playing MQA I got "OFS 48 or 44 kHz" info. No MQA logo.
DO you know what settings should be put in Roon to do full MQA?
here are current ones:

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Tried different DSD playback strategy, enable/disable MQA Core Decoder etc.
 
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Strange. I removed ifi defender and ifi silencer which were put before USB cable and it worked then - MQA is on...
 
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Even with zero you hear hiss. Big one
Andromedas are very sensitive, Pro iDSD's headphone out isn't based on an internal headphone amplifier (like the one in Pro iCAN) but line driver, we'd advise to use i.e. Earbuddy to combat hiss.

Strange. I removed ifi defender and ifi silencer which were put before USB cable and it worked then - MQA is on...
In case of any wierd behaviour or doubts, you can always ask us a qquestion here too: http://support.ifi-audio.com/

Thanks!
 
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My new WE396A just arrive and guess what, now it works like a charm :D
Sound of pair WE396A is stunning, way better than stock GE5670.
 
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Just updated to firmware 2.08, the 48k DSD playback problem still persist. 44.1k DSD (and its multiple) plays perfectly fine, but 48k DSD (and its multiple) plays, I can hear the music, but it also comes with a very audible white noise! It was fine before the MQA firmware update.
Tried to submit a ticket through http://support.ifi-audio.com/, after filling out everything and click submit, their web site gave me a 404 (not found)...
 
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My new WE396A just arrive and guess what, now it works like a charm :D
Sound of pair WE396A is stunning, way better than stock GE5670.
Oh no, now I'm caught into that tube fad too! Can you elaborate a bit about the improvement? Where did you buy your WE396A?
 
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@iFi audio - is tube rolling ok with warranty or it breaks this?
 
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Oh no, now I'm caught into that tube fad too! Can you elaborate a bit about the improvement? Where did you buy your WE396A?
I must warn you, you can buy NOS WE396A and they can still don't work, ICan and IDSD it's not tube friendly tube swap.
But if they do you will be very happy.
WE396A create very big stage, very musicality, big, deep and quite fast bas.
In Tube they sound more warm and in Tube+ more sharply.
 
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I must warn you, you can buy NOS WE396A and they can still don't work, ICan and IDSD it's not tube friendly tube swap.
But if they do you will be very happy.
WE396A create very big stage, very musicality, big, deep and quite fast bas.
In Tube they sound more warm and in Tube+ more sharply.
Thanks for your answer and for the warning. I naively thought that the new firmware had improved the tolerance.
 
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@iFi audio - is tube rolling ok with warranty or it breaks this?
It voids warranty.

Just updated to firmware 2.08, the 48k DSD playback problem still persist. 44.1k DSD (and its multiple) plays perfectly fine, but 48k DSD (and its multiple) plays, I can hear the music, but it also comes with a very audible white noise! It was fine before the MQA firmware update.
Tried to submit a ticket through http://support.ifi-audio.com/, after filling out everything and click submit, their web site gave me a 404 (not found)...
Can you open up another ticket please and see if it works now? If not, please let us know via PM, thanks!
 
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It voids warranty.
Legally, it would only void the warranty for the damages that would be caused by the new tubes or their swapping, not for anything else.
 
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