Schiit Eitr impression and USB-SPDIF converters discussion
Aug 2, 2021 at 8:56 AM Post #1,096 of 1,103

GoldenOne

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I've posted some measurements of a few DDCs/Streamers here if anyone might be interested:


Audio-GD DI-20HE (Got a brand new unit arriving today so will re-measure at somepoint):
https://goldensound.audio/2021/07/22/audio-gd-di20he-measurements/

ifi Zen Stream:
https://goldensound.audio/2021/07/22/ifi-zen-stream-measurements/

pi2design Pi2AES:
https://goldensound.audio/2021/07/22/pi2aes-streamer-measurements-and-5v-psu-mod-instructions/

Singxer SU-6:
https://goldensound.audio/2021/08/01/singxer-su6-measurements/
 
Aug 4, 2021 at 10:49 PM Post #1,097 of 1,103

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I hate it when people point out my logical inconsistencies. You're right: WAVE files should sound fine regardless of platform, since they are bit-perfect. But, iTunes doesn't enable any upsampling, as does Audirvana, and I've discovered that I like that subtle difference.

BitPerfect enables upsampling from within iTunes.
 
Aug 4, 2021 at 10:50 PM Post #1,098 of 1,103

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I've posted some measurements of a few DDCs/Streamers here if anyone might be interested:


Audio-GD DI-20HE (Got a brand new unit arriving today so will re-measure at somepoint):
https://goldensound.audio/2021/07/22/audio-gd-di20he-measurements/

ifi Zen Stream:
https://goldensound.audio/2021/07/22/ifi-zen-stream-measurements/

pi2design Pi2AES:
https://goldensound.audio/2021/07/22/pi2aes-streamer-measurements-and-5v-psu-mod-instructions/

Singxer SU-6:
https://goldensound.audio/2021/08/01/singxer-su6-measurements/

Have you measured Bel Canto and JAVS?
 
Sep 19, 2021 at 10:30 PM Post #1,100 of 1,103

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Hmm, after 2-3 years of use, my Eitr suddenly stopped working with any bitrate > 16/44.1. In Audirvana settings, it registers as supporting only 16/44.1, although, previously it showed all the way up to 192 and DSD. Its no longer under warranty, so contacting Schiit would be pointless I guess.
 
Sep 19, 2021 at 11:53 PM Post #1,101 of 1,103

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BitPerfect enables upsampling from within iTunes.
Thanks. I wasn't familiar with BitPerfect, and am reading about it now. I like using Audirvana (the original, not the Studio), but there are lots and lots of bugs in it. It occasionally is very frustrating to use, particularly since it keeps stopping whenever my a/c turns on and the voltage/amperage at the outlet fluctuates.
 
Sep 25, 2021 at 4:52 PM Post #1,102 of 1,103

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New to this thread and I apologize if this has been posted before, but I didn't read through the thread first. If anyone is setting up JRiver Media Center for Windows and using an Eitr, make sure you make a couple of settings changes to avoid having no volume control at your preamp or pre-pro:
Tools -> Options -> Audio -> Volume -> Volume Mode: Internal Volume
Tools -> Options -> General -> Advanced -> Media key mode: Hot keys (ignore volume)

Either one or the other may fix the problem, but I made both settings at the same time, it worked and I didn't look back.

Incidentally, I also have Windows 10 set to Exclusive Mode and Windows volume 100%.
 

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