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I am considering this DAC but wonder if it will accept the EDO usb out of my SB Touch at 24/196? On the slimdevices forum there is a list of dacs that work with the EDO (Enhanced Digital Output) mod. that enables the Touch to output 24/196 files via usb. The lower end TEAC UD-H01 dac is listed but not the newer, DSD capable UD-501. Does anyone know the answer to this question?
Thanks for the responses. How about those reviews from Atlplasma and bprice2? Anyone using this with Touch other than bprice2?
Ok, I think I've listened long enough with the TEAC in my system to comment on it. It's been in the system now for about 200 hours and I've had a chance to experiment with different configurations and different sample rates, including DSD. I've listened with a Squeezebox Touch with analog mods (clearly not used here) and aftermarket linear power supply by the Bolder Cable Co. The Touch utilizes EQ via Inguz, is up sampled to 192 via sox, and has the EDO add-on installed. It is connected to the TEAC with coax. After the TEAC, signal goes to a Red Wine Audio Signature 15 and to Omega Super 5 Bipole speakers. From the RWA line outs, signal goes to passive high pass filter (or is it low pass ), to a Burson Buffer, to a Reckhorn bass EQ, to 2 Class D Audio amps run mono, and finally, to two Hawthorn Audio Augie bass drivers mounted in open baffle. How does it sound? Clear, open, solid bass, smooth and rich highs, sound stage galore...you name it the TEAC sounds wonderful in my system. The best thing is that it handles my 44.1 material excellently. This was a concern initially, but now laid to rest. HiRez sounds even better...airier. I don't have much DSD at the moment, but played through the TEAC software Pink Floyd's Dark Side is other worldly. It's got a "there" feel about it. If I close my eyes, I can forget I'm sitting on my couch. The various background voices throughout the album are Chrystal clear, many of which I've never heard over the last thousand times I've listened to this album. I've also listened to the TEAC thru USB with JR Media Center up front. I think if I learn to better tinker with JRMC, I can get it sounding as good or better than the Touch. I would say DSD probably sounds about the same with JRMC, but the method is a little different from the TEAC software. With TEAC software I had to use ASIO and RAM playback. With JRMC I had to use WASAPI-Event Style and DoP bitstreaming. I also have a Schiit Gungnir DAC. I have not performed extensive matchups, but at this point I like the TEAC better. The TEAC seems to have cleaner bass and be overall more precise without sounding clinical...if that makes any sense. That's all I got right now. I hope I was able to convey at least something of use.
Great feedback!! That is very helpful. So EDO is ok with the TEAC?
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