Discussion in 'Digital: DACs, USB converters, decrapifiers' started by PerfectAnalog, Nov 11, 2015.
New Loki incoming? I noticed that the Loki is mysteriously absent from the Schiit web page.
It's not mysterious. DSD is a dud. No new Loki. No new DSD products. We're done with that.
Exactly what I thought. I haven't heard about DSD in months, figured it was over.
OMG quick gather up all the Lokis and sell for a profit!
I really wish the industry would move on from this though it actually pisses me off when the main marketing for a product is 32/384 DSD256 Capable!
Like really? Please show me where that music is available and if it is I probably wouldn't want to listen to it anyway.
It's worse--now they're actively pimping 32/768, DSD512, and DSD1024. None of which have a single track you can buy. Pure madness.
And yet, those same pimps have no idea how to get regular 16/44.1 right.
But...But... Sony says its better....
I don't think DSD is going anywhere. But could be wrong. To me it seems like some folks are trying to make money out of content delivery formats.
if you are referring to IFI to "take advantage" of its capabilities people are actually using a program called HQ player to upsample there music to DSD512, I kid you not.
You need a pretty powerful cpu to do it though.
That is a true "WTF?!!" moment. It's like people scaling photos from the Apple front facing camera to 42 megapixels.
yep, but hey it sounds better yo'
Quote of the decade.
Jason any chance of schiit updating firmware on the USB cards for bimby and up to work with the USB 1.0 standard? I literally have no music above 24/96 and if I do I usually just down convert it.
I feel it would solve a lot of headaches.
You mean adding a driverless mode, a la Modi 2? Not without it having to come back to us, and chassis changes (for the Class 1/2 mode switch.) So no.
Yeah that's what I mean. I will literally send you my Yggy as the guinea pig even if you could make it just a one of
no futuristic products like a minimegaburrito multi bit Fulla capable of playing DSD2megaBit ?
are you forcing us back to the dark ages of cassettes and 8-track tapes?
next thing you'll tell us is that solid state is "ahead of it's time" and schiit is stopping production of everything except tube amps?
I have a Loki for sale. $20 + shipping. Works great with JRiver. Just convert PCM to DSDoverPCM on the fly.
oh to be a fly on the wall at that discussion at Schiit HQ!
Jason: "Hey Mike, for Loki I think we..."
Mike: "Yah, I agree. just put it out of it's Fing misery. what took you so #!*!& long?"
I had DSD on my list of things I might consider looking for in a great DAC. Then I looked at a lot of great DACs. Virtually none of them supported DSD.
The only R-2R I saw that supported it and might be worth a darn is the Soekris.
Dropped DSD from my requirements list real quick.
We are actually having a Loki death party here at Schiit on Friday, complete with a graveyard-themed cake. I will be barbecuing. We will take pictures and post.
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