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    Trinnov Altitude 32 Review

    The Altitudes only got limited support (only for compressed codecs, not for PCM) for resampling rather recently, and they promptly broke it in the following release. I'm pretty sure they are not downsampling the digital outputs, they definitively aren't on the +4 digital outs on an Altitude 16...
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    Trinnov Altitude 32 Review

    That list isn't complete. You can use the Trinnov La Remote, a Griffin Powermate (USB), or any IP or serial based control device - HTWebRemote would be a low/no cost option.
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    Okto 8 Owner’s Thread

    You can just buy the JTAG device, verify that it works, and keep it in a drawer until you might need it (i.e. hopefully never). At less than 2% of the price of a DAC8, it may be a nice safety net to have.
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    Adding post-DSP SPDIF outputs to AVRs

    1. Maybe this thing from Audiophonics. The form factor seems more convenient if you need multiple. Passive converters such as these from Canare work pretty well for S/PDIF to XLR-based AES/EBU, I'm using them with my 8240s without issues. 2. There should be multiple, practically independent I2S...
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    Genelec 8x3x stands, are they worth it?

    They are available for ~40€, including 19% sales tax. Do you really need 4, or are you getting ripped off by the importer?
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    Genelec 8x3x stands, are they worth it?

    The "correct" solution is of course the 8000-437b-vesa-adapter
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    Trinnov Altitude 16 Review (AV Processor)

    Plus the ~$300 per channel for the upgrade to the DSP-equipped speakers (e.g. 8040 vs. 8340). That's still not Trinnov money, but does add up. GLM was kind of overstrained to fix the location/room issues with my 8240s, Dirac worked splendidly, and I haven't checked the Altitude. Edit: Trinnov...
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    Trinnov Altitude 16 Review (AV Processor)

    [...] They are ahead of you - Trinnov apparently regularly updates the mainboard and CPU used in their Altitudes. They did license their technology to Sherwood Newcastle, but apparently the R972 was the only consumer device that resulted from that. I have no idea how good, usable or successful...
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    Okto dac8 stereo DAC Review

    So what exactly is it that you did wrong, and what's the optimal power off sequence?
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    Electrostatic Headphone Amplifier Review & Comparison

    The gain doesn't help if the amp starts to distort or completely runs out of current.
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    Electrostatic Headphone Amplifier Review & Comparison

    The T1S is probably not a bad choice, assuming you're not getting one of the hard to drive headphones. If it's not good enough, a CCS mod might improve things, and you can switch to different tube types using adapters. See e.g. here for some options for tuning tube based Stax amplifiers.
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    Okto dac8 stereo DAC Review

    I have no better suggestions than to contact Pavel, since he's planning to roll out a bug fix release for the DSD issue described just one page earlier. In the meantime, as a workaround, convert to 96 or 192kHz PCM.
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    Okto dac8 stereo DAC Review

    I'd recommend using a different USB stick, if possible a fast USB 3 device made by a reputable vendor. If that doesn't help, try other Linux distributions. I'd start with Ubuntu, possibly Fedora, and if that fails, GRML. Try writing the USB stick on a different computer, even a Mac is OK for...
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    Adding post-DSP SPDIF outputs to AVRs

    Please don't leave us in the dark and tell us how you fixed it.
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    Adding post-DSP SPDIF outputs to AVRs

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%C2%B2S
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    Denon Replaces AKM AK4458 DAC IC in X4700H and X6700H

    The DACs need to be configured for the type of signal they are to output, and that's done e.g. over an I2C link with some manufacturer and/or DAC specific commands. On top of that, the requirements for power supply and analog signal handling are sometimes radically different. A more realistic...
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    Adding post-DSP SPDIF outputs to AVRs

    The block diagram would indicate that the PCMF signal should carry (both front) left and right signals. The channel that's has no output connected is apparently RSV (reserved). You appear to have the full service manual - is there any indication which analog outputs of the DAC are wired to L and...
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    Adding post-DSP SPDIF outputs to AVRs

    Is it correct that your AVR has 2 ak4458 DACs, but less than 16 output channels? In that case it's quite possible that they have tied together 2 output channels at least for L and R for a slight reduction in output noise, although I would have expected that to be highlighted in the technical...
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    Okto dac8 stereo DAC Review

    Have you tried a different USB cable? I'd recommend contacting Pavel, this might be an issue that he has heard of before.
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    Okto dac8 stereo DAC Review

    Does the display of the Okto still indicate that it is playing DSD, and at the correct rate? Is the music you're playing still somewhat audible under all the noise, or does the DAC only play noise when that happens?
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