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  1. I have the UPL combo'ed up with the DA96 DAC and I was wondering how many of you have the U192 as well as the UPL. To me the fractal DAC is a must have but those of you with both the UPL and the U192; as the DAC only has one input do you have a second DAC to run both without having to change ElectroTos cable each time you want to use each of them or perhaps use some other configuration? It's too bad that the DA96 only has one ElectroTos input but maybe an extra input would degrade the SQ in some way?
  2. Hi Jacob I'm using exact audio copy to rip my cd's but the UPL software sometimes doesn't recognise the ID3v2 tagging EAC generates. Using Freeac, do you have any problems getting the correct tagging (ID3v2) for WAV music files? Have you got your Freeac tagging set-up as per the attached screenshot? Thanks
  3. A young Sydney woman was so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the Harbour. Just before she could throw herself off Circular Quay, a handsome young man stopped her. "You have so much to live for," said the man. "I'm a sailor, and we are off to Italy tomorrow. I can stow you away on my ship. I'll take care of you, bring you food every day, and keep you happy." With nothing to lose, combined with the fact that she had always wanted to go to Italy , the woman accepted. That night the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a small but comfortable compa
  4. Hi @hopkins I'm interested in your app. Would you mind describing how it differs from the ECdesigns' remote app and if you are going to eventually offer it to the community? Thanks
  5. Hi Nenon In regard to the mundorf wire, how do you think it would suit using it in a diy star quad design? The reason I ask is that I seen the wire in the past and it seemed to me at the time to be rigid and not very flexible and I wonder how the insulation (on the wire) would stand up to the tight twisting required for the star quad design? OT but any ideas if the mundorf wire would make a difference in say a diy RCA cable? I'm thinking of this design here: https://www.venhaus1.com/diysilverinterconnects.html Maybe the minute signal current involved wo
  6. Hi John With your 1804A RCA cables are you using any extra shielding such as the JSSG360 method? Thanks
  7. I had my UPL for a couple of days now and I don't know whether or not so there some burn in going on, but it keeps sounding better and better - I would say the sound is the closest I've heard to a live performance. At the moment, the UPL is going to my integrated amp with dual AKM AK4497EQ DAC's which is no slouch. Hopefully In the week or so I'll receive the fractal DAC so that will be an interesting comparison. I'm also getting the Ghent usb y cable - I asked him not to put the Oyaide DC plug on but lengthen the DC cable part so I can connect it directly to my PS. Can't imagi
  8. Thanks John Do you or anyone know where I can buy the 1804A by the foot or metre? So far the minimum length I can find to buy is 50 feet with most places selling the cable by the 100 foot spool.
  9. Hi John I want to DIY some RCA cables and was wondering if you're still happy using the Belden 1804A cable with Eichman harmony RCA plugs as described in your 2017 post above? Thanks
  10. Hi hopkins Are you still using your SLC USB memory for the UPL or found something else as good or better? Anyone else with a UPL try SLC type memory? Thanks
  11. Thanks - question about the DA96ETF external PS. Is the cable from the PS to the DAC hard-wired (into the PS) or do they supply one of these (or similar)? uc250
  12. From the website about headphones and adjusting volume. 'In order to get an impression of what the DA96ETF is really capable of one can directly connect high Ohmic studio headphones like the Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro to the DA96ETF outputs, if these play too loud one can add a shunt resistor of 33 ... 100 Ohms or use our SVC24 shunt volume control.'
  13. Thanks for the review. What cable are you using for the clean 5v injection - is it a Ghent cable or diy? Also, have you tried powering the Pi 2 and the U192 from the same SR4. I wonder if the isolation by using two SR4's is a significant factor as well?
  14. To anyone with the DA96 DAC, has anyone tried the EC range of RCA cables (the Audio Interlink - AI range) to a pre-amp or other device? If your'e using your own RCA cables, I'd be interested to read if anyone has done some cable swapping to see if this makes a significant different SQ wise (but would be happy to read that it doesn't - theres some mighty expensive RCA cables out there ).
  15. Noob question here but in my system I would want to use the UPL96ETL as a reference player and the U92ETL for streaming. Can I connect these both to my DAC at the same time? - (My DAC has three inputs: a USB and two SPDIF inputs- coax and toslink). I'm not sure of the outputs of the UPL96 and U192 - are they both toslink?
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