Posts tagged with: DAC

Korg MR-2000S: 1-Bit DSD Recorder

My second post of the weekend. This is my new source gear, Korg MR-2000S 1-Bit Studio Recorder. I have been looking for a very good source and I’m a believer in high resolution audio format (and proper DSP for re/upsampling...
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Testing ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1

PC based sound card. Thing that I have left long time ago. Just got a time to visit my friend’s with his new toy, a PC based audio source equipped with the latest PCI-E sound card, ASUS Xonar Essence STX...
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Burson Supreme Sound OpAmp 4th Generation First Impression [Continued]

My first impression was here which you can look around if you haven’t read that. Last time, I ordered 5 pcs of Burson Audio Discrete OpAmp for my ASUS Xonar Essence One. Unfortunately, I did a mistake. I needed 7...
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Disassembly Asus Xonar Essence One

Don’t call me nuts as I think disassembling Asus Xonar Essence One shouldn’t be categorized as that ­čśë I took 30 minutes, more or less, to disassembly this stuff. The hardest part was to remove the ‘glued’ heatsink. It was...
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Asus Xonar Essence One Power Supply

Still remember Asus Xonar Essence One DAC? It’s time to┬ádisassembly┬áthe power supply. It’s separated on small PCB. Good design as this makes my life more beautiful, although it’s not an easy job to disassemble it. It has 3 power supply...
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ASUS Xonar Essence One Meets QLS QA-660

Just to kill the curiosity, I hooked up ASUS Xonar Essence One to my QLS QA-660. Seemed the process didn’t click that easy. Xonar Essence One failed to capture the S/PDIF signal above 44.1 kHz sent by QLS QA-660. I...
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ASUS Xonar Essence One: Preliminary Exploration

ASUS seems so serious to jump into sound card industry. Since the first Xonar sound card launched several years back, ASUS keeps doing a lot of innovative things. I think, ASUS tries to change the game play on this industry....
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QLS QA-660 First Listening Test

I’m still waiting for a ‘proper’ DAC, but I think it’s quite interesting to see how this new QLS QA-660 performs against its elder brother, the QLS QA-550. So I power up my old Terratec Aureon FireWire 7.1 in DAC...
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QLS QA-550 with Terratec Aureon FireWire

It’s been a long time since I bought this QLS QA-550 – a year or two. Unfortunately, I haven’t had enough time to try this. During this lazy Sunday, and as I also have ripped several tracks to WAV format,...
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E-MU 1820M PCI Sound Card Revisited

This is actually an old card, but I think I can have a use if I can get an adequate mainboard with PCI slot. This card was quite famous at that time, with excellent 24/192 support and tons of I/O...
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Bintaro DIY DAC Competition

As usual, local audio DIY group in Indonesia held a routine group meeting and gathering. This time, the topic is DAC. There were several contenders joined this session. Below is the setup used on that session. CD Player was CEC....
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Nokia E7 ‘USB On-The-Go’ Connects to USB Sound Card (It Works!)

“USB On-The-Go” is not really a new thing actually. But since I have ‘exiled’ myself from the glamorous gadget world, probably I have missed this one. So, I just acquire a Nokia E7, featured with USB On-The-Go. Basically, you can...
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