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Old 29th June 2019, 02:48 AM   #31
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I gave the iFi another listen and I think I'll keep it. I can't say that it sounded better, but at least when I told Alexa to "Turn on the Tubes" it turned on with everything else since it is plugged into that power strip. The battery was a manual process.

Since I made those silver interconnects I stopped using the modest little system by the computer, but I just turned it on and it sounds just fine. The silver made my main system so compelling that I stopped using anything else.

I'll keep an ear to the iFi setup to see if I really like it in the long run.

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Old 16th July 2019, 06:09 AM   #32
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Hello
greetings i am a newbie in the field of DAC players i am wanting to make a simple
dac player using rasberry pi and hi fi berrys dac plus pro module is it the right choice
for a newbie .All suggestions will be helpfull to me
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Old 19th July 2019, 09:33 PM   #33
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Hello
greetings i am a newbie in the field of DAC players i am wanting to make a simple
dac player using rasberry pi and hi fi berrys dac plus pro module is it the right choice
for a newbie .All suggestions will be helpfull to me
warm regards
Andrew
I have one of those setup in my kitchen. It works fine and sounds better than anything I had there before. I also have an RPi/Allo Boss combo in my main system and it might sound a hair better. You really can't go wrong with either one.
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Old 20th July 2019, 01:45 AM   #34
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Hello zacster
greetings and many thanks for replying surely will make it

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Old 7th September 2019, 09:45 PM   #35
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I just purchased an FiiO K5 Pro.
I have been using an Audioengine D1 for the past few years.
My main setup is PC optical S/PDIF-to-DAC-to-KT88 single ended-to-Altec 604E w/Stonehenge cabinets.

I'm very familiar with the sound of the Audioengine D1. I have been listening to the FiiO K5 Pro for the last 4 days, and to me, it has an edge over the Audioengine D1 with respect to resolution and channel separation.

I have not used either for headphones so I can't comment on that aspect.

For $150, I'm very pleased with the sound of the FiiO K5 Pro. As a qualifier, I mainly listen to streaming audio at AAC 128kbps 44100 Hz, so there is that, but it is an improvement over the Audioengine D1.

I have quite a bit of music at 96/24 and 192/24 and it as well has apparent improved resolution to my ears compared to the Audioengine D1.

So for a budget device under $200, it's a great deal.
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Old 24th September 2019, 03:47 PM   #36
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Has anyone had the opportunity to listen to this DAC?
https://hifi-express.com/collections...18595729178724
Your impressions are welcome.
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Old 17th October 2019, 08:17 PM   #37
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Something interesting on the horizon
IFI Zen DAC Review: Economical Ecstasy | Major HiFi
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Old 17th October 2019, 11:32 PM   #38
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Something interesting on the horizon
IFI Zen DAC Review: Economical Ecstasy | Major HiFi
Topping D30 is for the same price and quality is not same as the one under ASR review /cheating/. Zen comes from a reputable company. Much better specification - balanced and SE output for the line and for HPA (switchable). Yes, it does have HPA.

It looks like it use XMOS f-series for USB i/f and some DSP processing. While I am not fan of MQA, they pay licence fee, it is noted. I don't think there is better offer in this price range.
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Old 18th October 2019, 10:06 PM   #39
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Default Topping D50s

Hi, have been doing a lot of reserch for a new DAC to replace my Parasound. I have gone for the Toppy D50s, can be had for $230. This unit is now with Remote & Bluetooth, which I wanted.
You can now get the older model for $180.
Lots of very positive reviews out there.

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Old 10th November 2019, 01:37 AM   #40
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Default Rasberry pi usb dac player

Hello greetings
need some help i bought a rasberry pi kit and a PIFI digi dac
card i want mainly to listen to music only so i installed volumio
ops on the sd card which goes into the rasberry pi slot sd card
i am using is scan disk extreme pro 8 gb.Now how to adjust
volume so i can feed it to a small amplifier please this is my
first dac project can someone help me .

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