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Thanks Laowei, being the Yggdrasil is direct DC coupled from chip to output your findings are interesting. I’m not denying the existence of the difference you hear, just the theory to substantiate it. Many thanks for the offer :).

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I could see where filter/anti-aliasing caps could make subtle differences in sound. I can also see where Vishay can fuck up a wet dream as well... talk about a clusterfuck of a company, buying up all sorts of formerly great companies and raping/pillaging them :)

Not a big wire believer, so the copper->silver/gold thing is kind of nebulous to me.

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3 hours ago, johnwmclean said:

Thanks Laowei, being the Yggdrasil is direct DC coupled from chip to output your findings are interesting. I’m not denying the existence of the difference you hear, just the theory to substantiate it. Many thanks for the offer :).

Yes, the output is direct coupled, but is filtered. The filter effects the output signal. 

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2 hours ago, Pars said:

Not a big wire believer, so the copper->silver/gold thing is kind of nebulous to me.

Just trying swapping anything to chase down the annoying courseness. :)

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1 hour ago, Laowei said:

Just trying swapping anything to chase down the annoying courseness. :)

I once dated an exceptionally attractive, tall woman that you could describe precisely like this...

Fortunately I married better.

:D

HS

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I once dated an exceptionally attractive, tall woman that you could describe precisely like this...
Fortunately I married better.

HS


/me imitates the Dusty squinted eye stare...
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Did the gen 5 upgrade to my Gumby this morning. It took about 30 minutes, start-to-finish.

I'll leave it to others to describe any change in sonics, but I figure it can't hurt the eventual re-sale value.

EDIT: If anyone wants the prior gen USB board to play around with, PM me and its yours for the price of shipping.

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Much of a problem getting the LEDs on the main PCB lined up with the front holes on cover?  

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My Gen 5 is somewhere between Los Angeles and Sydney.........    B)

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Just ordered my new USB board last night.  I hope it will get rid of a somewhat annoying brightness that I do get sometime on USB 3.0 board.  Damn it I sure wish that the Yggy can do DSD natively.

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11 hours ago, purk said:

Just ordered my new USB board last night.  I hope it will get rid of a somewhat annoying brightness that I do get sometime on USB 3.0 board.  Damn it I sure wish that the Yggy can do DSD natively.

The Gen 5 USB does a lot better job than the stock Yggy Gen 3. For $100, I think you will be suprised and happy with the SQ after swapping them out. 

Do you have a lot of DSD content stored? Have you tried converting to hi-res PCM on the fly from your computer? 

 

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I have installed Gen5 a few days ago. From the box it is sounds worse than my Audiobyte Hydra Converter + AES cable. There's no miracle happend!

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6 minutes ago, vvar10ck said:

I have installed Gen5 a few days ago. From the box it is sounds worse than my Audiobyte Hydra Converter + AES cable. There's no miracle happend!

How does the Gen 5 compare to the previous USB input? 

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The same class. Maybe better, I do not used GEN3 for a long time. Do not  expect dramarical improvement from this upgrade! GEN5 sounds more flat, more muddy, less musical and natural as less dynamic and detailed as Hydra Z. I have electrostatic tract (Flux Lab KGBH SE + Perun Headphones (Much better than all Stax includes 007, 009, SR-Omega!) so difference is very notable.

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So what you are saying is your post is an advertisement?

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Not in my experience. I hear a clear improvement between the Gen 5 and Gen 3 in my Yggy. Lots of others have reported the same.. 

The Eitr I first bought to try out crapped out on me, and I returned it. Their QC sucks. 

Have you contacted Schiit and complained? You may have gotten a sour unit too.

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I do not need this. If only GEN5 reached my converter+AES, I would sell it immediately. But as I said, there's no miracle here. Maybe GEN5 sounds better than GEN3 (I suppose it does!). But it's faAAAar from Hydra and that's all I wanted to say.

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On 8/1/2017 at 11:58 AM, ironbut said:

Yikes!

Mine can't compete with yours but I do like a knob you can operate with one hand!

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How in the hell did I let that one get past me? 

:o

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I got mine upgraded with relative ease.  Took me around 30 mins at the most.  The Gen 5 is definitely a good upgrade over the Gen 3.  Sound is warmer with better resolution.  Has better sense depth as well.  Loving it!

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My Gen 5 is somewhere in Sydney waiting to be delivered into my clammy Hi-Fi hands.........    B)

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