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  1. Could we get some guidance on most common settings for SoX upsampling and how each setting affects sound quality so it is easier to tweak to preference?
  2. @austinpop I look forward to you reviewing the RAAL SR1a headphones. Some reviewers who own both like Zhanming057 (see his review) even prefer them to the Abyss AB-1266 Phi CC.
  3. Nope Tidal app working fine on Win 10 Pro here sorry.
  4. Type snip into the search box and bring up the Windows snipping tool that will let you capture a portion of the desktop.
  5. The new USB receiver obsoletes Eitr and beta testers I have talked to say the difference is not subtle at all. If you watch the video Mike and Jason did at RMAF 2018 you can tell just how much of an advance they think it is. Again, have to wait for the reviewers to get the production boards and see how it fares. I assume the Unison USB will only be offered on DACs with replaceable USB boards (Bifrost and up) due to space limitations. If that is the case and Unison does sound fantastic Bifrost could be the DAC to buy under $1000.
  6. If the new Unison USB is really as good as beta testers have reported it may well obsolete other outboard USB decrapifiers. Have to wait for the new USB to roll out to the general public. I will send my Yggy in for the new board as soon as Schiit makes it available.
  7. Well that was not helpful, I will rephrase for any engineer with an audio background who might see this post: "My question is why after required initial warm up of three weeks does the Yggy only take 3 days to return to previous sound quality after being turned off and allowed to cool down? One would expect another three weeks."
  8. I knew before I bought my Yggy A2 to expect a long initial burn in. It sounded OK but nothing to write home about when first turned on. Slowly over three weeks the SQ kept improving and at one month I noticed no further improvement and leave the unit on 24/7. It seems the AD5791 converters the Yggy uses take a long time to burn in and reach thermal equilibrium. Now I live in an area where thunderstorms are frequent and when there is significant lightning activity I don't fully trust my UPS and shut down the Yggy and unplug to play it safe. I have noticed that it only takes about three days for the Yggy to return to previous SQ. I can hear the soundstage expand and imaging improve over those three days. My question is why after initial burn in does the Yggy only take 3 days to recover from a cold start?
  9. What are your opinions of the Yggdrasil Analog 2 or the Dangerous Music Convert-2 DAC? I spend most of my time at SBAF and the RME ADI-2 DAC and Pro are well regarded there but considered to be on the level of the Gungnir Multibit, not the Yggdrasil. I find it curious that a DAC as good as the Dangerous Music Convert-2 has not one review here at this forum. Consensus at SBAF presently is the top two DACs are Yggdrasil A2 and the Dangerous Music Convert-2.
  10. Here are a couple of posts where 8 critical listeners, six of whom are trained musicians who have been in the business for 30 years, one is a sound engineer, compare the RME ADI-2 DAC to the Yggdrasil: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-schiit-yggdrasil-v2-dac.3607/page-41#post-147945 https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-schiit-yggdrasil-v2-dac.3607/page-42#post-148467 TL;DR the Yggdrasil sounds significantly better than the RME ADI-2 DAC to professional musicians.
  11. Amir is still learning how to use his APx555 analyzer properly. Some of his gaffes are noted in this thread at SBAF. If you believe measurements tell the whole story a Modi 3 sounds better than a Yggdrasil according to Amir's infamous Chart of DACs. Measurements have their place, but since I own both of them I can assure you the Yggdrasil is the better DAC by far. Reasonable audio enthusiasts know not to take measurements too seriously unless they are grossly off and use their ears as the final arbiter.
  12. Better not to get hung up on measurements and instead base your buying decisions on how the DAC sounds in your system. I had both a Modi 3 and Bifrost Multibit at my house at the same time and the Bifrost MB sounded slightly better than the Modi 3. I could live with either of them on a budget but the Modi 3 will be obsolete in a year when Schiit introduces their proprietary USB receiver. Resale value will drop off a cliff. You would be able to upgrade the Bifrost Multibit. ASR has a definite anti-Schiit bias based on their hatred for Yggdrasil.
  13. I prefer to buy gear that can be upgraded by use of replaceable boards so no planned obsolescence, and also know that Schiit will be coming out with their own USB implementation within a year that may well change the industry. View Mike Moffat and Jason Stoddard's video at RMAF 2018 for details. The least expensive multibit DAC Schiit sells with an upgradeable USB board is the Bifrost Multibit at $599 which is what I would be buying now on a budget. With the availability of Qobuz now streaming 24/96 and 24/192 I believe MQA will fade away as folks who stream leave Tidal for Qobuz. I've already dropped my Tidal subscription and kept Qobuz.
  14. Whether using the web player or app try clicking on your user name in upper right and then under "music playing" set the maximum resolution to 24/192, also go into Windows sound settings and set to 24/192. Should help.
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