We use a small lightweight simple case, so that you don’t have to pay extra for a bigger, heavier and more expensive enclosure. On classical, I noted a hint of congestion on crescendos, but well articulated otherwise. There are very different stock capacitor setups and some units have very low quality capacitors in them, not to mention that some capacitors legitimacy is questionable. The ES chip is their simplest DAC chip which keeps many of the features of their bigger brothers at a minimal cost. Highlights about Sabre ES dac chip:

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HiFimeDIY USB DAC 2 (external PSU) Asynchronous

USB receiver chip SA I also bought a shielded 10m extension cable that can sit between my Momentums and the Hifmediy and lets me shuffle around my small apartment with headphones on.

About the output level: So this device can also act as a USB to optical converter.

Cons – Seems somewhat cheaply built but good enough, not complaining. Have you tried the optical out?

HiFimeDIY Sabre U2 Asynchronous USB DAC | AudioStream

Post 12 of Sep 5, at Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. Which one should i get? Thanks for the impressions! A comparison review of two DACs. I’m rather picky with detail, it is very important for classical music and complex orchestra, and so far UAE23 delivers good amount of detail for all the music I played through it.


DIY if you can get the right circuit board with I2S. Cons – usb only, 3. I use isolated dc-dc converter for power supply and ultra-short rca cable to connect amplifier. Female vocals are particularly nice. So if you don’t have sound out of the box on Linux, you may have to fiddle a bit with your configuration to force this GUI was enough, or pactl worked too.

Click here to see olee’s full review It was recognized right away, ready to use.

Qobuz announces US pricing plan, will Tidal feel the heat? The Vega adds bloom, saturation, weight, texture, a hifimesiy natural sense of place, better bass response, a richer tonal palette, a sweeter top end and generally a more emotionally engaging experience. I bought it just as a low cost external USB sound card, as the docking station of my laptop has no audio output how silly.

HiFimeDIY UAE23 USB DAC (ESS Sabre ES+Savitech SA)

One gotcha for Linux users: Especially for closed miked vocal on modern music, the smooth sound signature is actually preferable. There is better then this but this is a rather large bang for the buck and what I personally use as a dac for my lyr 2 and Sennheiser HD basically HD before they released the HD and it does actually sound better then the line out of an asus xonar essence stx sound card which uses a burr brown dac which is a very reputable dac itself.


We have experienced improved clarity in soundstage and separation using this isolator together with the Hifimediy DAC’s. Post 9 of Description Reviews 12 Related Products 10 Comments. These are solid choices till you are ready to really go nuts on a dac. Normal headphones are from 32 ohm to ohm.

Digital to Analog Converter Input: All are individually controllable through the Logitech Media Server interface. Seems hifimediy are bringing things out all the time though, the DAC market is moving so quickly.

I just flipped the AudioQuest cable from the U2 to the Mac’s 3. I like it and recomend it!

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