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Old 1st November 2008, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default HagUsb or USB-SPDIF converter by NIE?

I have a HagUsb and wonder if anyone has tried this one I found on Ebay? It looks solid and I think has some decent components, but just wonder if there would be any improvement over the Hag? It seems great value as well.

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MINI-HI-FI-USB...3286.m63.l1177
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Old 1st November 2008, 02:22 PM   #2
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its speculation, but i think your hag unit will be better.

i know the grass is always greener, but why trade in from a well respected unit like the hag to a chinese kit?

if you are looking at an upgrade in the same kind of price league go with another well known unit, trends UD-10.1 or lite with PSU - i prefer it to the hag i had!
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Old 1st November 2008, 03:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion.

I have been hoping that some 24/96 alternatives would emerge from these small, bespoke companies, but the ones are very expensive.

The Musiland Lilo III had me excited, due to it's low jitter USB implementation, but then I heard that the SPDIF Chip is so bad that it would add loads of jitter back at the other end.

I am now considering the ESI U24 XL or a Firewire device. As I am a musician, all the other bits (ADC/Mic Pre amps etc) are a bonus too.

I just hope that these devices are as good as the HagUsb, Trends or PopPulse with 16/44.1 material?
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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:03 AM   #4
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The DAVS units are now my front runners. Look great bits of kit!
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Old 3rd November 2008, 04:21 PM   #5
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The hag unit is very good (and not exp.)
You can maybe exchange given clk with new Tent xo (12MHz)?
with sonic improvements...
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Old 4th November 2008, 10:03 AM   #6
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I am happy with the Hag unit, but I have nothing else to compare it too. However, I do need something that can handle high resolution audio. The JAVS units seem good and I am looking at Firewire devices from M-Audio etc.

I think my Hag cost about 120, which seems a little expensive considering the price of other units.

I will consider a clock upgrade though. How much of an improvement to jitter/sound quality do you think it will have.

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Old 4th November 2008, 10:50 AM   #7
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Not sure,
but for that money, You can count to even slight impr. would be the nice...
And chances for better sonics is just higher...
So it could make a sense?
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