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    Ground loop elimination and PC usb noise

    I bought a Neutrik adapter (Neutrik NA2 MPMF) which does this - would the Neutrik include such a resistor? There is no suggestion on their website that it does?
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    Raspberry Pi USB : noisy?

    Except you can cast pretty much any app to Chromecast Audio and pretty much no app to RPi.
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    Project Pre Box S2 DAC & Headphone Amp Review

    I see that Amir has reviewed this product, here, a second time. This newer review has been added to others, including Amir's first review, on the Google Doc called "Pre Box S2 Digital additional info", which was largely created by people over at Audiophile Style.
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    RME ADI-2 FS Version 2 DAC and Headphone Amp Review

    Before you start, I suggest that you save your existing factory-default EQ setting, so that you can very easily undo anything you change. In that way, you will be free to experiment. Yes, five parameters is "enough". It is obviously not as good as ten, but is absolutely a pragmatic "good...
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    RME ADI-2 FS Version 2 DAC and Headphone Amp Review

    An RME fan has produced this spectacularly helpful spreadsheet in an attempt to mitigate confusion with RME's naming of their "ADI-2" range: RME forum
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    RME ADI-2 FS Version 2 DAC and Headphone Amp Review

    Plenty of quirks reported on their forum. Nothing serious. Same with other DACs, phones, PCs ... Don't deny it. Buy a mature version.
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    RME ADI-2 FS Version 2 DAC and Headphone Amp Review

    I would suggest to dash out and buy the ADI-2 DAC FS Version 2 now, whilst it is still available and before it is replaced by a v3. Because ... if/when a v3 is introduced, there are bound to be some bugs or teething problems. I am finding that hardware is becoming just a little like software -...
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    RME ADI-2 FS Version 2 DAC and Headphone Amp Review

    I guess most folks are aware of the workaround to be able to save an effective 7 EQ settings if adding the balance filters - and that is to save the entire DAC's settings, rather than merely the PEQ's settings. Clunky but practical. (Manual section 14.2 for the balance presets, and manual...
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    RME ADI-2 FS Version 2 DAC and Headphone Amp Review

    I've noticed some ADI-2 DAC FS version 1 on eBay for good prices (£600 to £700), and version 1 is hardly any different really from version 2. Except for the remote control - and you could buy a cheap programmable remote control to make up for that. Which leads me to ask a question I have been...
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    RME ADI-2 FS Version 2 DAC and Headphone Amp Review

    I have an ATC amp (SIA-2) which is really a little too sensitive. So I am grateful that I can use the ADI-2 DAC's inbuilt pad, and I have the "reference" level set to -5dBu and "auto ref level" disabled. Domie - it sounds as though your situation is similar to mine. If you do this (level set to...
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    RME ADI-2 FS Version 2 DAC and Headphone Amp Review

    Me too. I listen to my HD800S headphones at -30dB to -20dB on the volume control. The headphone gain is so high that I plug my Audeze LCD-3 headphone through a 3.5mm adapter into the (low power/low gain) "IEM" socket, and still have to turn down the volume control to -20dB to -10dB. These are...
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    SMSL SU-9 Balanced DAC Review

    More generally, why is it that so few (none?) of today's DACs show bit depth alongside sample rate? It is shown on my 10 year old Audiolab MDAC, and there have been several occasions when it has been useful to see that the DAC is not receiving the bit depth that it is meant to be seeing.
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    DACs' compatibility with Linux

    Thanks. I checked the release notes and there's nothing in there to suggest any changes which might affect this. But I will try it in due course. (Too many things to try to be able to listen to music!) Thanks. That suggests that there's no general company-wide Topping issue then. Yes. The...
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    DACs' compatibility with Linux

    Thanks Julian for your comprehensive post. I imagine that the difference between your experience and somebodyelse's experience could well be explained by the two of you using different DACs?
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    DACs' compatibility with Linux

    Yes, thanks. I intend to investigate this further. (Different topic.)
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    DACs' compatibility with Linux

    Yes, thanks. That forum is controlled by Allo. Allo's support is quirky - and not in a good way. They sell with virtually no documentation - either on paper or on their website. There are even a few things which are essential to know for their products - they will not work otherwise - but don't...
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    DACs' compatibility with Linux

    Good suggestion acbarn. I have been wondering about this. I have some questions - but for a new topic. Thanks, Mark.
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    DACs' compatibility with Linux

    SJ777 says "I do find it rather annoying though that Allo are selling products that use RPi3+ when there is the known issue" Yes indeed. Particularly when the USBridge is pretty much sold by Allo explicitly as a solution to the RPi's known USB inadequacies. Unfortunately, or not, inbetween...
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    DACs' compatibility with Linux

    @somebodyelse suggested here that "For Pi <4 you may be running into the infamous and usually misattributed issue #2215 " Thanks for that. Illuminating. In that thread it is recognised that there are several different symptoms and several different possible causes. And one poster even claims...
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    DACs' compatibility with Linux

    I derailed a different thread (here: S.M.S.L SU-9 ) by kicking off a discussion about the compatibility of DACs with Linux, and thought it appropriate to respond in a new thread. I guess the main point is that some DACs seem not to be compatible with various versions of Linux, under various...
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