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Cayin Mini-CD MKII CD Player Review

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    Votes: 31 20.7%
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    Votes: 76 50.7%
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    Votes: 37 24.7%
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    Votes: 6 4.0%

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Burki

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I'm using the Cayin via i2s (Amir hasn't test it) and I'm pretty sure, that it's bitident.
 

oceansize

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isnt this already well trodden territory?

if you're reading 0/1 off a CD then really isnt any CDRom drive and your associated software, eg. CDex, going to perform the same every time?

you can test it easily... eg. i have some brand name Pioneer and Sony whatever drives lying around

the tracks you rip should be identical to those ripped off a a no name drive like the one above?

if there were truly a case of 'accuracy' then the data you read off the optical disc would be corrupted in the case of the above drive vs. a brand name drive

to the drive what is the difference between a music file and a large excel sheet? nothing.
It might be prudent to ditch CDex, see the section on Potential Risk at Wikipedia. Other rippers are still freely available - Exact Audio Copy (EAC) is freeware and does an excellent job.
 

tades

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Does any one know if you can get the 352,8khz signal anyway ? On the I2S/HDMI? In order to save double UP/down sampling...
Or do you short-circuit the embedded 352,8khz upsampling when I2S output IS used. Thanks
 

Burki

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Using I2S (or the analogue output), you can use the remote (src) for setting the upsampling to no, 44.1, 88.2, 176.4 or 352.8 kHz.
Works great together with the Cayin iDAC-6 MKII.
 

tades

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Great Thank-you Burki !
Works high level with SMSL DO300 as well
My first conclusive test with PCM "Filter Off" setting
 

tades

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The best result is Filter Off 88,2kHz oversampling (176 or 352 being slightly polluted by electronic noise)
Slight drop down in trebles, (helping to reach Harmann curve in my room) ... but so lively
 
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