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  1. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    the new dCS streaming + headphone DAC just revealed the design is like the NBR not that intuitive or inivative, but i think it will sound great. I think thats why dCS was down in Holland and visit Solution a couple of month ago so they could take advantage of some great cicuit power design to make great headphone amp.
  2. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    Digital Outputs 2x AES/EBU on 3-pin male XLR connectors, each outputs PCM at up to 24 bit 192kS/s or DSD/64 in DoP format. Used as a Dual AES pair, the interface outputs PCM at up to 384kS/s, DSD/64 & DSD/128 in DoP format. 1x SPDIF on 1x RCA Phono connector, outputs PCM at up to 24 bit 192kS/s or DSD/64 in DoP format. 1x SDIF-2 interface on 2x BNC connectors, outputs PCM at up to 24 bit 96kS/s or SDIF-2 DSD/64.
  3. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    You mentioned you disabled the volume , but you where refering to another product or In Roon than the the NWB i can assume, because it only got the vol.pot unfortenatly in the NwB app. No possibillty to turn it off unfortunately.
  4. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    Actually you should go for mium 1.5 meters on AES and minimum 1,5 meters for the BNC to not get reflections in the cabel, to have as low jitter as possible. You should use a BNC that got true 75 Ohm plugs and a pro cabel . Depending on your budjet but Apogee Wide Eye BNC with Canarare plugs is studio grade cable wich is a great choice, you can find a seller on Ebay. Or the Canarare 12 Ghz 4k BNC is another great choice. Use the Canare AES also is my recommendation to start with. If you want to go high end then the MIT Cabels Oracle AES / BNC , the new SOtm BNC , crystal cabel , Nordost , Kimber , Esoteric , Clearer Audio ( i got a great discount at Clearer Audio cabels from Darren if you are interested then i can e-mail him just)
  5. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    Then i am with you, below 88,2 it output only on one AES not dual use. For non dual AES us it is better to set it at 192 or higher rate.
  6. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    The Neutric 110 Ohm AES - 75 Ohm BNC works perfect, and you cant diatinglish any diffrence at all, i can garantee, i got a pair myself. @Darryl R why do think dCS recomend downsample higher res signals to 88.2 khz , is to to perform better or?
  7. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    @AMP AirPlay 2 was released yesterday, in iOS 11.4 , so will this also implemend in the next summer FW upgrade for the NB, so we can use the NB as a multiroom product , even if you don't have subscribe to Roon. This will most probably gain the sales for the NB in my oppinion if it supported AirPlay 2 .
  8. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    Yes, i know the controlling apps is just like a remote control, and it is the renderer that take care of the streaming source, but please compare, i cant understad why it sounds slightly diffrent ( slight higher vol) , so i thaught it could have something to do with the digital volume, but as you pointed out it cant be @AMP Okey, so why does not the dCS NB unfold it then , it just play the file as 24/48, and if i play the same file with the NB App it unfold it to 24/96, but the native resolution is 24/192 , so the NB doese only unfold it to its first degree , why is that @AMP ?
  9. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    Hehe it is not that simple, the digital volume control passing through both the mconnect and the dCS NB app , but i am afraid the the NB App does not realy passing through the signal correct even if its on 100% as the mConnect volume does, so the NB app sounds slightly more dull in my opinion, it is not a huge diffrence, but something differ, try for yourself insted.
  10. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    mCONNECT player ( Full version ) can play MQA files , but cannot unfold them, but maybe a FW update will fix this. Other than that the mConnect got slight, slight better sound than the dCS App in my opinion.
  11. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    Thanks for your answers, then i looking forward for the summer release for a more stabile product without the crashes and minor bugs. I also have a quest about Tidal in NB app, that it should be great if you just type in Song name in the search bar , and start play that song, that it should be possible to go to that song’s album so you can listen to the whole album. Today you have to look at the album cover and search by the artists all album, and then play it. About the ”Voicing” i think it would be possible for you guys to tweak the FPGA slightly in the upcoming summer release, that would score many points in my book if you just made that effort to perfect it even more. Nothing huge thoug, just slight more weight, and it should be a ”killer” renderer.
  12. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    @AMP The new app have crashed about once every listening session as before, it occures when i am searching for music on tidal or in my playlists, then the cash memory seems to over float and crashes as a result. The ground voicing / soundquality sounds exactly the same as before, slightly to less weight vs Aurrender W20 , and Innous SE , dCS Rossini playing a CD , Puccini playing a SACD , in the same system with the same interconnects, and i have adressed this a few times to dCS that they should fine tune this slightly, when playing from the dCS NB App. If i use Roon i get a slight warmer apperance, so it is when i am using the app the slightly thinness appears more audibly. Then take advantage of the Ram memory with some dedicated space as a RAM buffer , that should also be a great fw upgrade. Focus on this and the NB would be the greatest streamer/renderer money could buy most probably, and become a even better money maker for your company. You would also got mine and most sertenly the rest the owners full respect, if you should do this procedure.
  13. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    Im was waiting for a SQ performance enhancement with the new FW, were the voicing and dynamics should have slight more weight, but dCS may think it will cannibalise on the Vivaldi upsampler/streamer then? Hoping for a slight voiced FW tweak nevertheless.
  14. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    With the new SW / FW + App , the app crasches occationally as usual. The sound from Tidal feels slight more native to the Master recording than before, with higher resolution 👍 Tidal MQA 24/96 vs same album but recorded in 16/44.1 slight better timing and you get one step closer in to the layers in the music, but it is not a huge, on some tracks, but on some there is a great diffrence actually. I cant see that i can make any settings for MQA unfolding in the NB app settings, so the maximum unfolding is 24/96, i thaught that it could unfould up to 24/192 and send it out to a non MQA dac ? Can i find the all MQA Tidal Masters album in som dCS playlist like BlueSound got ?
  15. Beolab

    dCS Network Bridge

    Great news AMP! So to setup the NBR with MQA decoding for a non MQA dac using the dcs Nbr app would be full decoding in the NBR
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