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Old 13th October 2012, 03:08 PM   #21
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Sorry I misread your post.
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Yes, it works perfectly, as does JRiver. If you have issues contact exasound support and they will get you up and running quickly.
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Old 9th November 2012, 11:13 PM   #22
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I finally got around to hooking up a 12V car battery from costco and hooking up the E20.

Pretty significant upgrade. Not quite as much as going from e18 to e20 but at this level, its pretty hard to do any better. If I had to put a number on it I'd say 50-75% of the improvement from e18-e20, its not trivial. Again on lesser speakers, the improvement will be scaled appropriately.

What has changed? I think this could be summed as "less distortion". Bass is more articulate, everything has more weight and body.

Better separation of instruments. A/C sounds thinner and the soundstage is more restricted. As you know the Orions are a very natural and 3D enveloping speaker, and with the battery powered E20, the sphere is larger. Huge improvement in low level details like delay, reverb make the overall sense of space more natural and believable. Overall more natural sounding (I cant quite put my finger on why) better transient response, razor sharp now - much more rounded with a/c (this may be the most significant improvement) Plucked strings of a guitar sound more real. There is a nice improvement in spatial clues. Instruments are more pin-point then they are with a/c.

I was hoping the difference would be inaudible because my fiancee thinks I am crazy having a car battery in my living room. And she's probably right..
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Old 1st March 2013, 12:29 PM   #23
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Default exaSound e20 DAC - DSD256 - 11.2896 MHz

exaSound Audio Design announces the launch of the e20 Mk II - the first high-end DAC capable of achieving DSD playback at sampling rate of 11.2896 MHz (DSD 256).

exaSound's DACs have always stayed ahead of the curve, and the latest e20s DSD 256 capability not only goes beyond the capabilities of all other DACs on the market today, it is ahead of current recording technology. This ensures that audiophiles will be enjoying studio master files the way they were recorded without down-sampling or down-conversion well into the future, without equipment upgrades.

In addition to offering the highest digital audio resolution, the e20 DAC has jitter, distortion and noise levels that are vanishingly low, creating an astonishingly clean and analog-like sound the difference is obvious, even with an ordinary CD. Detailed measurements, specifications and subjective impressions are available at exaSound Audio Design > Home.
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Old 1st March 2013, 02:11 PM   #24
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Nice! Is this just an update to te current hardware of the e20 or is this with the new exa2ui board? I kinda thought the new version would have the higher size usb port.
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Old 1st March 2013, 07:31 PM   #25
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Nice! Is this just an update to te current hardware of the e20 or is this with the new exa2ui board? I kinda thought the new version would have the higher size usb port.
Believe me, the new exaU2I is with the classic USB connector It is more difficult to update the connector on the e20 because of the enclosure design.
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Old 1st March 2013, 09:57 PM   #26
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I dont understand, so its just a firmware change on the current e20?
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Old 1st March 2013, 10:43 PM   #27
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I dont understand, so its just a firmware change on the current e20?
Firmware and hardware.
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Old 2nd March 2013, 01:16 AM   #28
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Thanks for the clarification.

Will it also do DSD256 based on a 48khz base? Bringing it up to 12.28mhz?
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Old 2nd March 2013, 11:52 AM   #29
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Firmware and hardware.
So it is the new exa2ui but with the smaller usb connector instead of the usb-b bigger type. And it has the new clocks, etc?
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Old 2nd March 2013, 12:43 PM   #30
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The picture above shows the new exaU2I with the big old-style USB connector and the four clocks.
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