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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    I surely consider chromecast audio "via optical" as hi-fi and I think it's an amazing little device! It just doesn't sound as good as (in my case) a properly setup PC using Audirvana. You can try it yourself!
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    (provided that you have a good PC correctly setup for best performance in audio reproduction) if your goal is maximum quality, then Tidal through USB using a program such as Audirvana is the deal. Chromecast is clearly inferior in quality, but still enjoyable by all means! (I don't think it does...
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    Review and Measurements of SMSL SU-8 DAC

    As mentioned previously, from my very basic tests the following profiles (Standard, Cristal 2 and Original) on my "20th anniversary edition unit" didn't show any added harmonics at all. Might be a firmware bug, a placebo sort of joke from SMSL, or can be that those profiles are doing something...
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    Review and Measurements of SMSL SU-8 DAC

    Fast Linear was default, however I have switched mine to Fast Minimum from the very first day, after some critical listening trough the filters seemed to be the best sounding to my ears, I totally confirm what mr. @Shoaibexpert said about the difference in sound with Fast Minimum 'cause I had...
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    Review and Measurements of SMSL SU-8 DAC

    Some time ago I did a quick testing to check if the different sound profiles where dynamically affecting different part of the frequency spectrum (resembling a multiband harmonic exciter), but the results proved not to be the case, and also revealed no frequency response and harmonics alteration...
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    Yes, I do have noticed it! Does not happen very often, but when it does it's very annoying!
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    You gotta try it out, thats the only way to know! I personally think it's worth a try since you already have SU and SH, it will certainly fit nicely on your stack with the Bronze 2 it will be a slick looking little system!
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    I'd like mr. @amirm to include "dark matter response" in his DAC measurements next time, 'cause i'm sure i can feel it through my speaker system.
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    Lets be realistic, DACs have always been doing that when changing sample rate (especially those connected by USB), I've never owned one (professional or not) which was completely silent on sample rate change, there are some out there but they are not the norm, simply because is rather unusual...
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    I've had similar professional audio interfaces to the M-Audio mentioned, including Avid, TC Electronic and Universal Audio. All I can say is that SU-8 DAC beats all of them, older Avid interfaces (comparable to M-Audio) are actually so "bad" in comparison that the difference is night and day. I...
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    It's not yet on SMSL official website, for unknown reasons. But you can find it on shenzhenaudio website. So far this stack has 4 units: SU-8 (DAC) SH-8 (Headphone Amp) DA-8 (Power Amp) B2 (External Clock/Bluetooth Receiver)
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    I wanna see a nice multichannel ADC with balanced inputs for this stack, I'll buy it instantly!
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    The never ending stack!
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    We have no idea, would be nice to have an official changelog though!
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    If you decide to go balanced and wanna get the best Price/Quality ratio, I recommend Proel Bulk series, they're heavy duty, well shielded, oxygen free copper, excellent build quality overall.
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    I'm loving this little stack! :):)
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    Yes you can, and the volume control works on both outputs at the same time. You cannot have them controlled independently though..
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    All into the same outlet. I suggest you to try something else into your Kali speakers XLR's inputs. Even if it's an unbalanced source, (ex. RCA to XLR or Stereo jack to XLR). If the problem persists it's gonna be clearly your speakers, if the problem disappear then it's a faulty DAC.
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    SMSL SU-8 Version 2 Balanced DAC

    OS: Windows 10 Pro Version 1809 Driver: XMOS_USBAudio_v4.47.0 (Thesycon Drivers)
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