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    sabaj d5 dac compatible with SBT streamer........

    Sabaj D5 dac with ES9038PRO d/a chip looks pretty good at less than $500.
    Anyone know if Sabaj dacs are compatible with SBT edo.?

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    Last edited by photonblur; 2019-08-18 at 14:48.

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    Yes, it is.

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    Sabaj D5 is a HUGE improvement from any DAC. Crazy.
    Last edited by renaud; 2019-12-20 at 12:12.

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    Wonder why the Touch reports 44103?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apesbrain View Post
    Wonder why the Touch reports 44103?
    See this post and the thread for details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSwenson View Post
    The momentary freq being 44103 means the asynchronous interface is working, the clock on the Touch is a little slower than the clock in the DAC. The Dac has told the driver to speed up the data rate slightly.
    Thanks, I've never used the USB interface. Doesn't the Touch buffer incoming data? Why the need for "syncronization"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apesbrain View Post
    Thanks, I've never used the USB interface. Doesn't the Touch buffer incoming data? Why the need for "syncronization"?
    Yes, the Touch does buffers the data. The USB interface is a different layer.

    Triode explains the USB transport timings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Triode View Post
    Yes it should alter as it's a feedback mechanism - this is what "async" usb is all about. The dac tells the transport how fast to go and the transport changes its rate as told. The critical thing is that the crystals in dac and player will be at slightly different frequencies. There is a buffer in the dac, so all that is required is that the dac tells the transport to slow down or speed up to keep the buffer half full - this is what is happening with the different rates you see. The fact it is changing means it is working in async mode.

    It's interesting how different dac manufacturers have implemented these changes differently - my audiolab for instance alters the frequency by 100Hz or more between the go faster and go slower message. Your dac appears do adjust on a more fine grain manner. However the bit that matters is that it is updating.
    Quoted from here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renaud View Post
    Sabaj D5 is a HUGE improvement from any DAC. Crazy.
    Improvement in what way, and what other DACs have you compared it to?
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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