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  1. By chance (searching for some iFi iDSD pro information) I noted today on the iFi website that the company announces a new version of the iDSD micro. https://ifi-audio.com/products/micro-idsd-signature/ They say it is "Out of this world:" "- Sporting a Space Blue finish and powered by a built-in rechargeable battery, the micro iDSD Signature is a transportable DAC/headphone amp that’s ready for anything that the universe throws at it. - Battery power means it’s ultra-clean with ultra-stable DC power and avoids the pitfalls of AC mains – dips, spike and noise-inducing RFI/EMI pollution. - And with up to 12 hours playing time, depending on the headphones and performance mode engaged, it feels like you could take it to the moon and back." New seems to be some circuitry and the 4,4 mm Pentaconn output. Here's the link to the manual https://ifi-audio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/micro-iDSD-Signature-User-Manual_1.0.pdf Gearslutz notes: " The iFi micro iDSD Signature is available later this month from selected retailers, at an RRP of £649, (€699, US$649). Only a limited number will be made, so those wishing to get hold of the Signature edition of iFi’s landmark transportable DAC/headphone amp should act fast to avoid disappointment." The perfect gift for iFi fanboys and those who who want to get there. ;-) Based on my iFi micro iDSD BL which I use in this moment writing the news listening to Fink's "Bloom Innocent - Acoustic" via the HD650 phones, I think this may be money spent well on a versatile & excellent digital analogue conversion. I use the BL DAC since 3 years in the main system or as hp amp at my desk without noting any flaw and great excitement when pushing through DSD512 (under ROON) Cheers, Tom
  2. Why are there debates if "bits are bits"? Can you hear a difference in streaming audio software? Bits are Bits! Foobar2000 was lighter on its feet, more accurate tone/timbre, quieter, and had better timing of decays. There are a delicacy and precision about its sound. JRiver had a “fatter” sound with more bleeding edges and smeared textures. It sounded flatter (by a good margin) and more veiled in a thicker, unnatural warmth.
  3. The red elephant & the art of product life cycle enhancement There is an elephant in the room, and it is kinda red. PART IV: The micro iDSD Signature by design is a transition product between the good-ole iDSD Black Label edition and the new streamlined iDSD Diablo. This might explain why it comes with a limited availability. The Diablo may show the new direction of iFi products - it comes in aggressive Lamborghini Red as the king of the purist design hill, a top-of-the-line device short of the 1k$ mark, with well selected additional equipment, but limited choice. It came out in stealth mode just 3 month after the Sig had landed, as a surprise to all new Signature owners and most reviewers - and it looks like even a better device than the Signature - if you aren’t in need of the Black Label’s features. It’s a package which includes solutions for many things we may find unsatisfying with the iDSD Sig. Plus it indicates that the underlying feeling of missing them had been very plausible because it would have actually been possible, thus it was willfully held back to mark the difference. Product Lifecycle vs. Products Management’s role So what happened? I would describe the Micro iDSD Signature as a strategic product with two objectives: Bridging the gap between the iFi micro devices and the Diablo, providing in part the streamlined qualities of purist design with absence of preamp functions that are now exclusively available with NEO iDSD. The main parts of the Sig’s technology is well aged wine in a shiny bottle with some clever features added. The execution of providing a very special product experience, in relation with iFi’s sub-1k$ portfolio - is far from convincing and left as a unique selling point to the DIABLO. Looking forward to this latest device by iFi, we can see clearly what could have been done differently to enhance added value & excitement to the Signature: - an IFI Audio iPower plug for external power supply - 4.4mm Pentaconn output by “true” balanced design plus XLR adapting cable plus the aforementioned adaptive solution for the Pentaconn HPA output instead of 3.5mm-to-6.5mm adapter, something which may be saved for future incarnations. My view might be a conflicting vision with the recent portfolio policy of iFi audio and the product may not meet the desired price point, however, as a customer I love to have choices and feel great if a manufacturer supplies these intentionally as unique selling points. Facing the other way makes my appraisal for these well designed & intended products naturally a bit less enthusiastic. Conclusion The NEO iDSD can’t be named a disappointment in a common sense due to its perfect market fit and quite potent performance. In terms of IFI audio equipment, where we have seen an astonishing development over the past years into a beloved provider for excellent equipped, high performing gear with nearly unbeatable price-value-performance proposition, introducing the NEO iDSD as a new product range seems an odd choice to me. When your product portfolio tool box offers so many excellent options to you engineering, dismissing most of them first hand wouldn’t be my personal choice. Personally, I’d love to see - a more potent HPA as we know from the micro iDSD series, - a fully balanced design including a dual mono DAC chip implementation, - a filter selection option (which may arrive with an alternative firmware flavor), - an USB port with iPurifier technology built - and an analog input. These are desired features we already are accustomed to by the existing iFi audio portfolio. If they would be available, the NEO iDSD could have been described as the unit you have wished for. Presenting to their customers a potent adaptive solution to use the 4.4mm balanced output sans paying extra for new can cabling, providing a better USB cabling length and perhaps more functional remote possibility via BT could be considered the icing on that cake. A love lost, an unsuccessful try to establish a quasi- excellent iFi home audio device, given the opportunities the company has in his own toolbox. Smart choice of competitive market space, however, for audiophiles the choice between purist or proven design may have an interesting point, nevertheless between 500 and 1k $ bit streaming & a selection of filters may be indispensable. The NEO teases high hopes with smart exterior design, but cannot convince due to iFi's choice of components and features. Devils in the detail. Obviously the former philosophy of giving the consumer a choice has turned into favor of streamlined, purist design selection, which has not necessarily met the reviewers POV / taste. The Signature provides an outstanding performance as an audiophile mobile player when used in battery powered mode while you’ve selected the best available firmware for the unit and your personal taste. For me it has been the 5.20 Limoncello which provided PCM768, DSD512 and double DXD, doesn’t suffer from MQA impact or GTO filter, thus gives you an outstanding performance at the end of the fully balanced signal path when using the 4.4mm balanced output or SE 6.3, driven by its potent battery without external power source. The iDSD Sig may now earn the distinction of the adjective "mobile" while both, the Black Label and its predecessor were called "portable" for the limited practicability with mobile demands. Compared to its ancestors the iFi Audio micro iDSD Signature does features advanced power provision with SQ enhancements and can be fine-tuned into a formidable portable DAC/HP amp. It does, however, lack some valuable features we learned to love with the Micro iDSD series. This SIG is one limited edition which works as a transitional vehicle to fill the gap between the micro iDSD series and the iFi DIABLO, the new king of the hill. Equipment under review: - iFi Micro iDSD Signature edition (649 $ in 2021 ) - 749$ (2022) - iFi NEO iDSD (699 $ in 2021) -> 799$ (2022) Associated equipment: - ROON core & Roon Vs. 1.8 - JRiver Media Center (JRMC) 28 - Qobuz lossless streaming service - headless CAPS ZUMA with RPI4 as ROON endpoint, Gentoo-fied vs 2.15 - JDS LAB Atom Headphone Amplifier - ALLO Revolution DAC with Nirvana SMPS - iFi Audio Micro iDSD Black Label edition - NAD 165Bee pre amplifier - Airpulse A300 pro fully active 2-way stereo monitors (balanced mode - XLR/RCA) - on Custom Design FS 106 speaker stands - XTZ 10.12 edge subwoofer (x2) - Sennheiser HD650 with 6.3 standard cable - Hifiman HE400i - 2020 with aftermarket balanced 4.4 Pentaconn cable - UNRAID NAS - Philips 43” smart TV - HDPLEX 100W - Balanced cables by Sommer Cable - RCA cables by Oehlbach
  4. In AO 3.00 the ServiceTool's DriverHelper brings a new sub-module -> Install HD-Audio drivers. If you follow this procedure before you install your DAC driver chances are very high that you will have to install it only once and no longer have to uninstall and reinstall it. Also, if you are facing issues with driver signature enforcement (you have to press F8 and disable driver signature enforcement on each boot), this will help your DAC driver to get working at all and also remove the need to press F8 and disable driver signature enforcement on each boot. Before you can use this feature, you have to press F8 during boot and disable the driver signature enforcement manually, this needs to be done only one time but it is absolutely crucial you do it before you run the Install HD-Audio drivers feature. Once booted you have to launch ServiceTool, then choose the DriverHelper and then select "Install HD-Audio drivers". Once you started the installation you must be prompted 4 red windows warnings about the installation of unsigned drivers. If and only if you see these 4 warnings and accept them, the HD audio drivers will be correctly installed. You do not need to press F8 again on the following boots, it's just for that one boot before you use that feature. If you cannot get it to work, disable the Secure Boot feature in your BIOS/UEFI! Enjoy it, AudioPhil
  5. Hello, I have the Allo digione signature for a few moths now and up until now I'm very happy with it. I use it with volumio and mainly as roon endpoint. Its connected by coax to a build in dac from my Advance acoustic Pre-x and powered by the Ashanti. The cable I used for several months was a van den hul 75ohm coax cable. I'm switching it out and was testing an audioquest green and a Chord clearway. During my testing of both cables, switching back and forth, my digi one signature suddenly refused duty. I only hear a very faint signal on the left channel along witch some overal static, clicks and pops. My vu meter indicates there is a continuos charge on my left channel and it even produces a troublesome discharge pop in myt left speaker when I shut my amp down. I tried a few restarts, but the problem presist. Anyone had this issue? Hope I'm in the right place here, got redirected to here from the allo.com support section. Thanks for looking into this. Kind regrads, Bram
  6. Update: Last week I received the iDSD signature and I was noticed the iDSD neo is on its way. That pair may get a double feature review. I did a couple of shots over the weekenbd which will be posted here today or tomorrow. on 10 / 09 / 2020 By chance (searching for some iFi iDSD pro information) I noted today on the iFi website that the company announces a new version of the iDSD micro. https://ifi-audio.com/products/micro-idsd-signature/ They say it is "Out of this world:" "- Sporting a Space Blue finish and powered by a built-in rechargeable battery, the micro iDSD Signature is a transportable DAC/headphone amp that’s ready for anything that the universe throws at it. - Battery power means it’s ultra-clean with ultra-stable DC power and avoids the pitfalls of AC mains – dips, spike and noise-inducing RFI/EMI pollution. - And with up to 12 hours playing time, depending on the headphones and performance mode engaged, it feels like you could take it to the moon and back." New seems to be some circuitry and the 4,4 mm Pentaconn output. Here's the link to the manual https://ifi-audio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/micro-iDSD-Signature-User-Manual_1.0.pdf Gearslutz notes: " The iFi micro iDSD Signature is available later this month from selected retailers, at an RRP of £649, (€699, US$649). Only a limited number will be made, so those wishing to get hold of the Signature edition of iFi’s landmark transportable DAC/headphone amp should act fast to avoid disappointment." The perfect gift for iFi fanboys and those who who want to get there. ;-) Based on my iFi micro iDSD BL which I use in this moment writing the news listening to Fink's "Bloom Innocent - Acoustic" via the HD650 phones, I think this may be money spent well on a versatile & excellent digital analogue conversion. I use the BL DAC since 3 years in the main system or as hp amp at my desk without noting any flaw and great excitement when pushing through DSD512 (under ROON)
  7. Just received my plug & play DigiOne Signature player. Connected it to the network port, the SPDIF cable, then the clean side power (iFi power supply) and finally the dirty side (Allo 5v power supply). "DietPi" shows up in the Airplay list and I can select it (stays checked), but no sound is coming out. I am playing Tidal on my iPhone. The ALSA Output Stream Information says: "access: MMAP_INTERLEAVED | format: S16_LE | subformat: STD | channels: 2 | rate: 44100 (44100/1) | period_size: 256 | buffer_size: 131072". When I select my Apple TV using Airplay, I get sound. The configuration options in the Allo GUI look correct -- I didn't change anything -- eg, "allo-digione" is selected as the soundcard. Any help appreciated. settings:
  8. Hi Are Allo still working on their own player for the Usbridge Sig ? MoOde 6.5.2 is useless with my Chord Dacs. Regards
  9. Selling because I need a windows NAA for my new T+A DAC8 DSD to do DSD512 paid 2229 USD excluding shipping and taxes to get them to the Netherlands just a month or 2 ago Asking 1499 EUR ex shipping for the combo just the microRendu (with iFi power) for 475 EUR just the SPS for 1199 EUR SPS has the Synergistic fuses! All in mint condition and boxed of course
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