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Devialet and USB cables
#11
(21-Jun-2014, 00:01)Antoine Wrote:
(28-May-2014, 15:49)Antoine Wrote: <cut>

Does anyone yet if the Devialet's USB input needs the power pins connected?

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I can answer my own question since I've tested it using my new motherboard for which you can configure to cut the power in USB. The Devialet needs the USB ground active. It can do without an active +5V power from the source.

The +5V is needed for the computer to recognize when the devialet is powered up and or switches source.

I can kill the 5v at my SOTM card and everything is fine as long as the devialet is currently connected and on USB source.  As soon as I power down the devialet, the computer won't recognize it on power on.
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#12
(28-May-2014, 15:49)Antoine Wrote:  Also interesting to me are the iFi Audio Micro iUSBPower product (http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/micro-iusbpower/) as it can isolate grounds and provide clean USB power and their Gemini 'two headed' USB cable which splits power and signal (http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/accessory-gemini/).

interesting indeed. thanks for sharing. i didn't know that such thing exists!

any idea about the price?

and i really wonder what SQ improvement it will bring if i install it between my Aurender X100 and D400? currently connect with USB Audioquest Cinnamon
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#13
I have a Gemini running into an IUSBPower into the IUSB S/PDIF converter and into my TACT. The Gemini immediately made a big difference.
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#14
Hi guys, as you may know I tired the iFi Mercury USB cable and it was very disappointing! And I reverted back to my Audioquest Cinnamon usb which is by far better.

Couple of days ago I got my hands on the Audioquest Diamond USB cable and I'm still struggling as I can't really hear any significant improvement vs Cinnamon!

I will dedicate more sessions over the weekend for a more thorough comparison.

For those of you who use the TotalDac USB what do you think of it and what is the price?


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(12-Mar-2015, 09:03)amabrok Wrote: Hi guys, as you may know I tired the iFi Mercury USB cable and it was very disappointing! And I reverted back to my Audioquest Cinnamon usb which is by far better.

Couple of days ago I got my hands on the Audioquest Diamond USB cable and I'm still struggling as I can't really hear any significant improvement vs Cinnamon!

I will dedicate more sessions over the weekend for a more thorough comparison.

For those of you who use the TotalDac USB what do you think of it and what is the price?


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Hi there,

I just switched my Audioquest Diamond for the Totaldac USB.
I read all the positive comments but I was a bit skeptical.
However my Diamond cable is 75 cm and a bit on the short side for the position change I planned in my setup.
I noticed that the Totaldac USB cable also came in a 2m version and that Vincent from Totaldac also allows for a two week trial period, so I took the plunge.
The difference  is immediately noticable, more detail, blacker background, more lifelike, more analogue, less sharpness without being flat or dull.
I found all comments I read to be fairly accurate.
The Totaldac is clearly better than the Diamond in my setup and noticably cheaper too (€ 390 for 2m, € 360 for 1m )


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(12-Mar-2015, 09:39)Hermanh Wrote:
(12-Mar-2015, 09:03)amabrok Wrote: Hi guys, as you may know I tired the iFi Mercury USB cable and it was very disappointing! And I reverted back to my Audioquest Cinnamon usb which is by far better.

Couple of days ago I got my hands on the Audioquest Diamond USB cable and I'm still struggling as I can't really hear any significant improvement vs Cinnamon!

I will dedicate more sessions over the weekend for a more thorough comparison.

For those of you who use the TotalDac USB what do you think of it and what is the price?


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Hi there,

I just switched my Audioquest Diamond for the Totaldac USB.
I read all the positive comments but I was a bit skeptical.
However my Diamond cable is 75 cm and a bit on the short side for the position change I planned in my setup.
I noticed that the Totaldac USB cable also came in a 2m version and that Vincent from Totaldac also allows for a two week trial period, so I took the plunge.
The difference  is immediately noticable, more detail, blacker background, more lifelike, more analogue, less sharpness without being flat or dull.
I found all comments I read to be fairly accurate.
The Totaldac is clearly better than the Diamond in my setup and noticably cheaper too (€ 390 for 2m, € 360 for 1m )


Herman.

Thanks for the response. Very encouraging


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#17
I just bought Shunyata Venom USB. Anyone using it?


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#18
Audience just introduced a new USB cable:

"This new USB cable is simply sensational in every way. The Au24 SE USB's clarity, dimensionality, and gorgeous timbre put it in a class by itself. It seems to have no signature of its own, but rather more transparently conveys what's coming from your computer. The dual-cable design separates the signal-carrying and power-carrying conductors."
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#19
Any experience with Paul Pang Audio USB cables on this forum ?

As i can see they get excellent reviews everywhere

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#20
(12-Mar-2015, 21:42)archer75 Wrote: I just bought Shunyata Venom USB.  Anyone using it?


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A friend of mine is using one and he loves it.

According to Music Direct:
Venom USB utilizes Shunyata’s most-expensive VTX pure-copper conductors and isolates the signal conductors from the power conductors, a design that reduces crosstalk, virtually eliminates noise, and conveys eye-popping and ear-pinning detail.
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