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Hi Guys,

currently at Joz’s In Elwood.

 

Update!

 Taso picking up so it  will be at  Gladstone park shortly

 

Update Currently with Taso at Gladstone park or CBD 

Tony Jin can't pick it up until the weekend so if anyone wants to have a listen before then just send me your info & I will let Taso know.

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I missed it at Joz’s. Clay I’ve sent an email if you could add me to the list please?

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Jeez Mike, you can't drop the ball like that.

But prolly better to experience it in your system anyhow.

Once it's done it's tour of duty hopefully it'll be back here for a GTG.

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Sounds good. Haven’t been to a GTG yet.  

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Hi Mike,

yes I will add you to the list & check for your email in the morning.

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Update

Current list

Joz                                Elwood  3184      ETA. Monday 22nd Jan

TasoT            Bourke St Melbourne CBD / also Gladstone park  3000/3043  

TonyJ                     Box Hill  3125        currently with Tony.

DavinB                 Hampton 3188

MichaelF      Yarraville  3013

RussB        Kew East 3102

JohnE         Alfredton  3350

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The Dac is in my hands now.

 

A quick 5 min indicated strings are more life like than my audiolab dac, voices are also more dynamic.

 

One minor issue is the volumn setting is not loud enough. Feed into power amp, I need regularly set at 70-75. DSDs volumes are much lower, so it may have a chance to hit the 100 ceiling.

 

Which lead to my second issue, I can't make it work on DSD from suqeezebox through spdif. It just produce cracking noise. These are DSD64 dsf files, they worked well in the audiolab spdif. So I think this is something Clay need to look into the production version.

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15 minutes ago, hotJ said:

A quick 5 min indicated strings are more life like than my audiolab dac, voices are also more dynamic.

It beat my Audiolab hands down...

16 minutes ago, hotJ said:

One minor issue is the volumn setting is not loud enough. Feed into power amp, I need regularly set at 70-75. DSDs volumes are much lower, so it may have a chance to hit the 100 ceiling.

Mine is set to 70-75 for normal listening. The digital volume control drops bits, so ideally you want the volume setting high rather than low.  My DSD volume setting is 50-60 for normal listening.

 

And I assume you are at max volume in the Squeezebox?

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Hi guys,

none of my DAC’s support DSD via S/PDIF. I’m not certain but I don’t think many DAC’s do.

However DSD should be fine via USB from the Squeezebox. The Amanero USB board is currently flashed with the default 

firmware which gives Linux & Windows based  server support. For users with Linux based servers I would normally flash the Amanero 

with the Linux specific firmware which gives better performance on Linux servers & DSD 512. 

Maxium output of the DAC is 2v rms so with some low sensitivity  power amps you may struggle a bit with low level material.

As Snoopy correctly pointed out the distortion actually drops a bit at the higher output levels so it is fine to be runing at say 100 - max output.

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RE - next person to try the demo unit.

Tony currently has it (Box Hill) so when he is finished who (Davin, Michael & Russell) would like to pick it up next?

Once you decide I will email you Tony’s contact info.

 

 

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