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Firmware 7.1.3 vs 8.1.3 vs 10.0.2
#21
(20-Sep-2016, 15:44)moreno1973 Wrote:
(19-Sep-2016, 19:07)ogs Wrote: It seems more dynamic, but also strangely louder than 9.0.1. 

7.1.3 is louder than other firmwares. I think that 7.1.3 is also more analogue sounding that the rest of firmwares. Warmer, nicer, more mids and more relax in sound.

I will agree with that. In my system (Musical Affairs Grand Crescendo, with PHY-HP units) 7.1.3 gives the most analogue sound of all firmwares. But Air 3.0 has a lot more issues and dropouts. So i move to USB connection. And that makes me happy. Lovely sound!
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(21-Sep-2016, 07:42)Pjotr27 Wrote:
(20-Sep-2016, 15:44)moreno1973 Wrote:
(19-Sep-2016, 19:07)ogs Wrote: It seems more dynamic, but also strangely louder than 9.0.1. 

7.1.3 is louder than other firmwares. I think that 7.1.3 is also more analogue sounding that the rest of firmwares. Warmer, nicer, more mids and more relax in sound.

I will agree with that. In my system (Musical Affairs Grand Crescendo, with PHY-HP units) 7.1.3 gives the most analogue sound of all firmwares. But Air 3.0 has a lot more issues and dropouts. So i move to USB connection. And that makes me happy. Lovely sound!

Instead of Air 3.0 install and use 2.1.3. In my case it works!:-)
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#23
(21-Sep-2016, 16:20)moreno1973 Wrote:
(21-Sep-2016, 07:42)Pjotr27 Wrote:
(20-Sep-2016, 15:44)moreno1973 Wrote: 7.1.3 is louder than other firmwares. I think that 7.1.3 is also more analogue sounding that the rest of firmwares. Warmer, nicer, more mids and more relax in sound.

Will try tomorrow, thanks

I will agree with that. In my system (Musical Affairs Grand Crescendo, with PHY-HP units) 7.1.3 gives the most analogue sound of all firmwares. But Air 3.0 has a lot more issues and dropouts. So i move to USB connection. And that makes me happy. Lovely sound!

Instead of Air 3.0 install and use 2.1.3. In my case it works!:-)
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#24
(21-Sep-2016, 22:46)Pjotr27 Wrote:
(21-Sep-2016, 16:20)moreno1973 Wrote:
(21-Sep-2016, 07:42)Pjotr27 Wrote: Will try tomorrow, thanks

I will agree with that. In my system (Musical Affairs Grand Crescendo, with PHY-HP units) 7.1.3 gives the most analogue sound of all firmwares. But Air 3.0 has a lot more issues and dropouts. So i move to USB connection. And that makes me happy. Lovely sound!

Instead of Air 3.0 install and use 2.1.3. In my case it works!:-)
I've been doing a little more experimenting and so far I prefer 7.1.3 with digital files but I'm drifting towards 9.0.1 (without SAM) when playing vinyl. For me 7.1.3 is a little too soft when playing records.
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#25
After a few weeks of living with different FW's, I can quietly conclude that for some weird reason nr. 7 actually does sound more engaging, full, natural and warm to me - in my room and via my speakers.

Overall there is less a sense of analytical detail and separation compared to, say, FW10, but playback (of vinyl, since that is what I play 95% of the time) gains in ease, coherence, body and musicality. Yup, perhaps it's more "analog", for want of a better word?

Time and again, I found myself drawn into the music more when listening through FW7.
(heck, even while I'm typing this, I can't help but bob along to Lightnin' Hopkins "Goin' Away" lp playing in the background. Take it, Lightnin'!!)

Strange. What parameters do Devialet change to alter the sound?
I'm gonna stop worrying about that and continue to enjoy the music.
(Anybody try FW6? ;)
Devialet 120, Wilson Sophia, Rega TT + CD, Tascam DAT, AIR 3.0 ethernet
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#26
(25-Sep-2016, 22:27)MrJellyLord Wrote: (Anybody try FW6? Wink

Yes I tried various versions of v6. I did not like any of them. Too bright in my system. 7.1.3. is the only one after 5.7.x (I believe it was 5.7.3) that is "special".  I have used 9.0.1 for a long time and reinstalled 7.1.3 recently. 9.x is clearly better in my system (more detail and openness without being bright) than 6.x, 7.x and 8.x apart for 7.1.3 which is still the firmware I prefer on my 250. I have yet to try 10.x. I will wait till I have my 250 back from the Pro upgrade. I have a feeling v10.x performs better on the new v6 (Pro) hardware than v5.
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#27
where can I download the legendary 7.1.3 vs ? I know someone upload it but i don't remember who and where
since I'm not using sam and decided not to upgrade my 250 i think its time to give it a try
thx
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#28
See here: http://devialetchat.com/showthread.php?tid=3382
PS Audio P3, Shunyata ΞTRON Alpha Digital/Lessloss DFPC Signature/Furutech power cables, Paul Hynes SR7EHD-MR4, Roon, SoTM sMS-200, Curious USB cable, Audioquest Diamond RJ/E ethernet, Mutec MC-3+ USB, Shunyata ΞTRON Anaconda Digital XLR AES/EBU, Devialet Expert 250 Pro, Nordost Tyr Reference LS cables, Von Schweikert VR-5 SE Anniversary Edition, Anti-Mode Dual Core 2.0, JL Audio Fathom F112. More detail here.

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#29
Thank you
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#30
Would love to hear wether you liked the old firmware or not, no32!
Devialet 200 (FW 7.1.3) / Magnepan 1.7i / Rel T5 / Foobar (WASAPI event 24bit) / AIR 3.0.4 (Ethernet)
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