SOUL NOTE SD300 DAC/headphone amp/preamp + A very nicely integrated sound with good weight, detail and fair dynamics. Endpoint security full disk encryption for mac. Enough inputs of the digital variety as well as having a single analogue RCA input, which is probably all most but the staunchest of analogue diehards will need. Good headphone amp.
After you buy an Ayre QB-9 USB DAC from Hi-Way Laser in SS2, Petaling Jaya, the first thing you must do is to set it to accept 24/192. The manual tells you to try 24/96 and get used to operating the DAC first before moving to the higher resolution. DAC is an abbreviation for Digital to Analog Converter, i.e. Digital input through USB, RCA, SPDIF or other contacts/standards and analog output through RCA or XLR connectors. As you can see, RCA connectors can be used for both analog and digital signals.
It isn't edgy or bright. The Bladelius plies its trade by way of understatement.' Personally, I am quite interested in this DAC, as I have had never-ending relaibility issues with my otherwise excellent Project DAC Box USBs (I have gone through 3 of them this year, all failing within 3 months due to a permanent failure to be recognised as a USB device). The build quality seems to be understated but very slick and solid, though personally I prefer the more traditional layout of all the connections being at the back of a device rather than at each of it's long ends (especially as this is one of the longer DAC designs). I am a little concerned about the prospect of the minimum-phase filter, especially as the user is stuck with it, so no way to change to a linear one. I realise I have not heard it yet and for all I know it might be the frist minimum-phase filter that I have liked the sound of, but thus far I have never heard a minimum-phase filter that I like (and this includes the minimum phase options within Izotope).
Files are on a USB memory stick directly connected to the Pi. The problem might be overloading the USB controller, but given the clicks and pops happen just as much with the low data rate mp3 files, maybe not.
For those who care about sound there is a real good Trafo available to power the V-units. Next they came up with the V-LINK, one of the first asynchronous USB converters. So they used that R+D to improve the V-DAC.
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Might try a different USB cable in any case. As for 'all Windows computers' what operating system(s) are involved: 7,8, 8.1, 10? Windows 10 made some USB change that negated the use of a proprietary USB cable used by a family member. Verified via the manufacturer who is sending a replacement cable. You may be encountering something similar. Note: I took your EDIT to mean that the amp originally worked using the basic windows USB audio drivers (vs SMSL drivers) and now the amp does not work with those same drivers. Please correct if I have misunderstood.
(No problems or hiccups under other OSes with UAC 2.0 support as well.) I have noticed there have been a few reports of some UAC 2.0 devices “Code 10-ing”, but no resolutions or workarounds. Is there anywhere we can begin to look, to make our device work and be compatible with the MS UAC 2.0 drivers? Native support on Windows 10 (bld 14912+, understood) is a big thing to us, and I want to see if there’s anything we need to do on our end to make this function correctly; or if this is something that needs to be reported/investigated with the MS UAC 2.0 driver. Thanks, Michi. Maurits, Here’s the link to the feedback hub report. I’m not entirely sure if the capture happened; I added one for Media and USB; but as far as ‘replicating the problem’ the best I could do is uninstall the device and let Windows install it (as a USB Audio Class 2.0 device) once again.
Then came 24/96 support from Wavelength and now others. Now we've got USB DACs coming out with 24/192 support with standard drivers. USB is growing up. With 24/192 support being so new for USB DACs my initial concern is how well does it work rather than how good does it sound. A USB DAC only works as well as its driver. If the driver is flaky or quirky then the operation of the DAC is going to be quirky no matter how good is sounds.
(Connect directly to the Mac mini rather than a hub!) • Press the USB source button. (This is the 4th button to the right of the power button) • Open your mini's System Preferences and then go to Sound/Output to see the DAC in the device window. Scroll to see all of the devices in the Output device window.
The sound was nicely open with good width and depth, but the latter aspect, as well as portrayal of fine detail, does trail some of the more expensive units I had on hand, including the Exogal Comet and later a Chord Hugo. Grand piano sounded well weighted and powerful, with both the richness of the notes as well as the trailing decay being keenly reproduced. Treble was fine with little grit or grain, the highs on solo and massed violins sounding natural and sweet, while it portrayed gently struck hi hats and cymbals, as well as all-out assaults thereon, faithfully without losing control. Horns accompanying Sinatra in a swinging big band as well as solo trumpet (Winton Marsalis’ Hothouse Flowers) retained a level of authenticity to satisfy. The SD300 handled music with dynamic contrasts well, quiet passages building up and segueing into more frantic passages in some of the orchestral material played, with the unit keeping and maintaining interest in proceedings. Bass was one area which was quite good, solid and well defined, but in terms of overall coherence and rhythmic drive, while the results did not disappoint, I was perhaps hoping for something more outstanding. Again, there was the feel that things may just be taking a slightly more cautious approach.
Therefore we chose to use a digital filter of minimum phase type instead of the more common linear phase type which always gives pre-ringing (see picture) We use an alternate version of minimum phase to further improve the performance. Our goal has been to really include everything that is possible to get the best sound from your computer. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS • Accepts data up to 24 bit/192 kHz • USB powered • Asynchronous USB transfer, re-clocking with a fixed low jitter crystal clock • Galvanic isolation between USB and the analog circuits, which means no noise from the computer will be transferred to your amplifier • Super low noise power supply with multistage regulation and filtering • For low out of band noise we use low order modulator • For a more 'analog' behavior (no pre-ringing) we use a digital filter with minimum phase • The analog output stage is a high performance stage with high drive capability •.
The description of the item doesn’t specifically state analogue or digital outputs on the UCA202. Can anyone advise please? **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Speaker [KEF X300A Speaker], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 1: ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA], device 0: bcm2835 ALSA [bcm2835 ALSA] Subdevices: 8/8 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 Subdevice #1: subdevice #1 Subdevice #2: subdevice #2 Subdevice #3: subdevice #3 Subdevice #4: subdevice #4 Subdevice #5: subdevice #5 Subdevice #6: subdevice #6 Subdevice #7: subdevice #7 and sudo alsamixer “cannot load mixer controls: Invalid argument” •. I have tried RC2 with my HRT Music Streamer II. It works, but there are almost constant clicks and pops. This is with mp3 and FLAC formats, 44.1k (I can’t test other formats as they aren’t working with RC2). I am running the Pi from an iPad charger supply, so I think there should be enough power for the Pi and the Music Streamer, but I don’t have a powered hub to test further.
Manufacturers description: • Reference ESS Sabre32 DAC knocks jitter down to. AB-1.2 USB DAC US$ 135 • One USB-I2S Module plugged into the Analog Board • Golledge high-quality XOs at 22.5792 and 24.576MHz • Asahi Kasei AKM4430 DAC • Low-noise 3.3V LDOs by Demain and Oneoclock, or ADP151 • RCA (phono) stereo output • Headers for alternative power supply designs • Unpopulated connectors for RS232, LCD etc. • Bootloader buttons so you don't have to pop open the box to reprogram the MCU • You must provide an USB 2.0 mini-B cable. It is not included. Open source drivers for UAC2 and ASIO.