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  1. Correction. mine too goes yellow when playing all pcm sample rates through the USB input. I was confused the day I wrote the quoted post because I was listening through the optical port at the time..
  2. My impression is that the sonic improvements of the new filter which take place only in the bit perfect or minimum phase filter setting depending on the device indeed resemble the "effect" that MQA files have when decoded which means a substantial improvement to timing, stereophonic imaging and realistic reproduction (at least this is my perception). Since many ifi owners consider that sound phlosophy not to their taste and prefer perhaps a softer and more spacious effect to their sound by using dsd upsampling as more natural or realistic, rejecting MQA as "processed" or faulty which is fair enough. I do not understand why they would request for that MQA-ish effect to their sound but at the same time do not want Mqa which they do not like, since they want to retain the ability to upsample at very high frequencies which is their preference. Do not misunderstand me I do not want to judje how people like to enjoy their music but since Ifi still has all firmware options available for flashing our devices as they say them selves* why not try and choose which option we like most? It makes no sense to ask for something we reject but without wanting It as a real option at the same time since we will still keep listening the way we liked on the first place. Not to me at least.. *If the GTO™ digital filter is so ‘perfect’, why include the other filters with the Pro iDSD? As remarked before, individual listeners may have different listening preferences and rather than imposing one option, even if we feel this option is not the best, we prefer to leave the choice down to the individual. (quoted from the gto filter press release)
  3. My black micro Idsd normally changes colour according to the fed sample rate after the firmware update.
  4. Totsipaki

    iDSD Pro

    You seem guite active for someone not interested. Please do not misunderstend me I respect your opinion. However. Please respect that I am not interested in It because I have allready made my mind and It is my right to publicly write It . You dont have to agree you know but you have to live with the fact that other people think otherwise. I will not continue this. Surely not here.
  5. Totsipaki

    iDSD Pro

    Dear Firedog. I can see you are pretty passionate about disliking MQA but.. First and foremost we are off topic. Last but not least I have personally been convinced by how obviously superior than ANY other format It sounds and please spare me the tech I’d rather listen to music. I would rather believe a respectable company with a very impressive pioneering portfolio in digital sound than any hater or blogger who Thinks otherwise. So please lets keep focused on this very interesting dac by Ifi many people have been waiting for so long. The nice people of Ifi are listening very carefully and work hard to give listeners the choice to completely bybasss It so no worries. There is a specific topic for MQA debates in the forum for anyone interested. Thank you. I apologise for the off topic break.
  6. I do It too with a Brooklyn And have been very impressed with the results. Anyway because I love Ifi have alot of records and I’m not really fond of tubes that is why I asked
  7. Very Impressive and considering the phenomenal price/ performance ratio of the cheap ifi dac amps I presume this dac will be killer.. Not without a price though.. At 3000eur approximately It is also very very close to the AMR dac. In fact if someone has that sum available in cash the only thing from stopping them from going straight to the AMR 777 is it's much poorer format support. So will you update this as well I am not asking about the price as It is sure to go higher with any update.. Finally a personal comment. Even though at this price it is not realistically, financially approachable by me at this point of my audiophile life I can't help but saying that If it had an Iphono2 incorporated instead of the tube output stage It would surely make me lose a few hours of sleep. So are there any plans for such a version anytime in the future? Thanks for all the fun guys by a black label micro owner!..
  8. I just returned from the local annual hi fi show where i had a brief listen to the new nano i DSD through my iPhone. How do you do It? IF i exclude the fact that the Micro iDSD black has a massively more powerful headphone amp the difference in the quality between the two is very minimal!!! Now that's a surprise.. And even though the power is not as plentiful as in the micro It still had enough grunt to drive the Audeze i Sine to more than enough loud levels. This little Thing is a true miracle especially if we take the price into account.. A true steal which will not disappoint even with moderately difficult headphones..
  9. I guess time will tell but let's leave it here since we are waaaay off topic..
  10. Whatever.. You can go on on your quest and try to prove whatever you like as long as I do not have to explain my tastes and preferences each time... Ιt is not the first Time I see this happening In the audio world but I know that there is no point In reasoning with such phenomena so I will not. I Just do not care. I have a life to live and yes It is a bit better as far as my listening pleasure is concerned with MQA and I hope and believe It will catch on..
  11. Well hope is the last one to die they say where I come from..
  12. So will santa bring it this year or we can assume sometime within the rest of the decade?
  13. I don't and I won't. I am one of the first adopters of MQA and I really Like It. Also I do not feel the need to convince anybody about what I experience unlike most of the posters In these threads who write a lot assuming about something they haven't even experienced. So each to his own.
  14. Some strong words here that If true.. they would induce serious legal trouble for Bob Stuart and MQA since regulations do not allow any company especially a very aspiring one and Internationally expanding like MQA to lie to It's potential customers and especially to Its experienced and careful collaborators.. Not liking something for whatever reasons is perfectly OK and calls for respect but calling somebody a liar with nothing solid to prove It (otherwise serious profit would be probable through legal action) is simply naive..
  15. Ι use an ifi micro I dsd black which I find a much better product. More versatile and with true hi fidelity sound. Try toaudition one. I find It a quite competitive device up to twice the price.
  16. During my short lent use of a Mojo It became apparent to me that this little dac is definitely unsuitable for serious listening as a line out device. Just my opinion in case anybody finds it useful.
  17. Exactly If I could afford one I would buy It with no hesitation for archiving purposes.
  18. My thoughts exactly. To my ears, listening through headphones, I did not hear a nesessarily better but a slightly different dac In my brief session with the Brooklyn +. My thoughts (If the same character goes out through hew line output) are that the Brooklyn + closes the circle for mytek from the clearly pro 192 DSD to the clearly audiophile Broklyn +. Not that the brooklyn + can be characterized coloured In any way. More pleasant is my impression of It by the means of a slight but clear Tint to the sound. I did not find that difference bad at all but going back to my regular Brooklyn and Senheiser 650's I found my self Immersed In music again thinking that I will not work all my life to pay off audio manufacturers. Don't get me wrong I found the brooklyn+ more to my preferences but not so much to lose myt sleep over.. I'll wait for the next couple of years for the truly next generation dac from Mytek to part from my beloved Brooklyn. If somebody allready owns the brooklyn and likes It, I believe thet It is not a bad Idea to get It a good linear PSU (as I have) and enjoy a mature and fully functional and technologically on the edge product, without the Idea that he /she is missing a huge difference.
  19. I had a brief listen through headphones. The headphone amp section seems to be improved therefore good news for headfiers since the original one was allready great. Mid bass was fuller and had more presence through headphones (I tried a couple of them to make sure) Cant say that I noticed anything different to the resolution and separation but the previous version was allready too good. Maybe an A-B comparison through a speaker system might reveal improvements but I dont think It would be a night and day difference.
  20. I have just left a local headphone audio show and look what I came across..
  21. If 100 pages of comments in a dedicated thread in CA and all those official and unofficial reviews out there in the web aren't helpful then what could be I do not know..
  22. The only way to overcome your inhibitions is to listen to one for your self if possible. The stereophile review is on the spot. I have mine for two years now and It is not going anywhere. You also buy a 2k phono as well ..no kidding..
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