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  1. #11
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    I'm going to contact ifi when i get chance to double check the device on Ubuntu Linux. Looking at those settings Slartibartfast you have a Topping E30 dac i take it? That was on my list of candidates.......

  2. #12
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    Okay then.....

    After much playing and reading i have come to the conclusion the new and shiney is not always the way to go

    I have run the Zen DAC V2 on Windows, MacOS and Linux with a variety of results. Windows is best, MacOS is okay and poor Linux is the worst. This i think is purely down to it having the latest 16x XMOS chip.

    I have read reviews where Roon thinks it's a Technics device and i've read forums that iFi know they have to update the Firmware. From what i have read they will probably be writing a limoncello firmware for it (like they have for all the other devices in thier range). This tweaked DoP256 and sorted out clicking so it may sort out it's compatibility with Linux!?

    I only use the DSD format as thats what i ripped my SACD's to and i like to have playback as native as possible. Looks like this won't be the case and i will have to convert them again to 24bit/88.2kHz flac. I only have about 20 odd so no big deal.

    Just thought i would feed back my findings!

    Cheers

    Obiit

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