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Hifi Advice APRIL 2019 "I think that the R8 DAC is the star of the show, sounding very nearly as good as the Aqua Formula xHD DAC which given its low price is an amazing achievement. But don’t assume that the Master 1 preamp and Master 3 power amp are mere bystanders. This pre-power pair also offers extremely good value for money, delivering a combination of transparency, neutrality, and even-handedness that is normally impossible in this price class."
Audio-GD - Accusilicon 318B Femto Clock Upgrade
As of today we offer the Accusilicon 318B clock upgrades for Audio-GD DAC's. This new upgrade is optionally and can be ordered direclty with your purchase or you can order separately as upgrade when you already have an Audio-GD DAC. There are 2 versions available; one for Sabre DAC's and one for R-2R or PCM1704 Singularity DAC's. Please contact us in case of any question.
Holo Audio - Spring II R2R DAC
Finally, it took a while but it is worth waiting for the new Holo Audio Spring II R2R DAC! WORLD FIRST SUPPORT DSD1024 / PCM1.536M R2R. The new dac has many improvements and we now sell the “Kitsune Tuned Edition”– KTE Spring 2 DAC – “Kitsune Tuned Edition” (Green Label “99.99% Silver” O-Type transformer) aka Level3.
Audio-GD V3 firmware released!
Audio-GD new firmware version 3 now available!
Firmware V3 can be applied to the following models:
R2R7, R2R7HE, Master 7 Singularity, Master 11 Singularity, HE7 Singularity and the R28 shipped before 7th Nov.
New V3 version includes both a "smooth" and "accurate" firmware release. Smooth is the standard and most used firmware.
The dual firmware version relesae is available for models:
R1, R28, R7, R7HE ,R2R 7, R2R 7HE, Master 7 Singularity, Master 11 Singularity and the HE7 Singularity.
Contact us for the manual and download location. Magna Hifi
Audio-GD R2R11 2019 Release
R2R 11 2019 version
Since 28 Oct. 2018 the R2R11 has been updated to reduce the DSD out of band noise. A new digital filter has been applied for DSD playback. The updated R2R11 model DSD background noise level is now similar to the OS/NOS units, although the R2R 11 is a NOS only design.
Upgrade to Audio-GD R7 & R7HE
The new models have been enthusiastically received by customers and that's why we have decided to offer Magna Hifi customers with an R2R7 or R2R7HE an upgrade to the latest R7 or R7HE versions. Especially the menu-driven settings is everyone's enthusiasm! Contact us if you are interested in an upgrade.
Holo Audio – Azure – Discrete 8 amp module headphone amplifier
Azure is just an amp. So by function, it’s nothing particularly special at first glance. Just an headphone amp + pre-amp. Right? However, the key for Azure is the full discrete amp modules. There are 8 of them inside the Azure. 4 channels to be a fully balanced amp. And each channel has 2 discrete amp, one for buffering and one to amplify. Jeff Zhu has put tremendous amounts of time to develop this amp and has researched a way to get more detail and natural sound from a discrete transistor based amplifier. This is more comparable to tube sound however with better detail retrieval.
Audio-GD R7 & R7HE R2R LADDER DACs
While the new R8 R-2R ladder DAC was introduced by Audio-GD, the R7 and R7HE were not unexpected. We are very fortune with those 2 new releases. The R(2R)7 already got the prestigious Blue Moon Award. The new R7 and R7HE benefit the improved user experience: All functions are available from front-panel. (Jumper-less device) and secondly the micro-usb at the back to easily install future firmwares including new features and improvements. Enjoy your music!
Audio-GD R1 R2R LADDER DAC
We are enthousiastic to announce the new R1-2R ladder DAC from Audio-GD! This new R-2R DAC is a direct derivative of the well received R2R1 ladder DAC. What makes this R1 special is the improved user experience: All functions are available from front-panel. (Jumper-less device) : Enjoy your music as never before!
Audio-GD R8 R2R LADDER DAC
We are delighted to announce the new R8 R-2R ladder DAC from Audio-GD! This new R-2R DAC is a direct derivative of the well received - Blue Moon Awarded - R2R 7 ladder DAC. What makes this R8 special is the improved user experience: All functions are available from front-panel. (Jumper-less device) and secondly the optimized production,less handwork required means a exceptional price! We say: Enjoy your music!
Matrix X-SABRE Pro (MQA) master quality audio DAC
MQA Full Decoder
Matrix Audio in partnership with MQA Ltd. created the MQA Supported X-SABRE PRO audio DAC to let you experience the abundant music details as the artists' recording room. X-SABRE Pro(MQA) is a MQA full decoder DAC which can fully decode the original MQA files without any assistance from the third party player software (MQA Core Decode).
Audio-GD R2R Firmware V2 Release
Audio-GD released for its R2R products (R2R1; R2R7 and R2R7HE) updated firmwares. The new firmwares will improve the sound in all aspects. We and other people on head-fi forum have been testing this new firmware. A great achievement by Kingwa owner of Audio-GD! Please contact us if you would like your R2R DAC updated. We provide manual; download link and new firmwares on request. Enjoy listening!
Audio-GD A1 - Balanced Power Amplifier
Audio-GD released a true balanced bridged output power amplifier. Signature “Audio-GD Current Signal System“ (ACSS) technology. ACSS technology operates in “Current” domain which offers the least colored, most detailed and neutral sound. This amplifier matches perfectly with R2R1 or NFB28 and the new R28! Now Available.
Audio-GD - R28 - Balanced R2R Ladder FPGA DAC / Pre- Headphone Amplifier
The R-2R products are well received in the market and today Audio-GD released the first R2R pre- and headphone amplifier with integrated R2R ladder DAC. The R28 supports PCM and native DSD on all USB and I2S inputs. Audio-GD has designed and produces a new proprietary R2R architecture surpasses the performance of the original ladder DAC design. The performance of the R28 is great, immediately you’ll notice the beauty of the voices and the lack of harshness!
Audio-GD NFB11.38 SABRE ES9038 Pro Headphone/preamp DAC Release
The NFB11.38 with Sabre ES9038 Pro chip is the superlative of the beloved NFB11.28 based on the ES9028 dac chip. The NFB11.38 will be limited available; only 100 units will be produced. Take a look! Audio-GD - NFB 11.38 TCXO 2018 (Headphone Amp ES9038 Amanero USB DAC) - LIMITED EDITION
Audio-GD D77 Dual ES9038 Pro & FPGA D/A Converter Release
After the great success the NFB7.77 and NFB27.77 Audio-GD now has a mid-range product DAC with the best chip available on the market and FPGA for digital signal processing! Find out more Audio-GD - D77.38 (Balanced DUAL ES9038Pro+FPGA Amanero USB DAC)
Audio-GD R2R7 and R2R7HE firmware update
The update concerns the removal of the "pop" sound while switching between samle rates. Only when switching between PCM and DSD a soft click is noticable still. Switching between PCM and different sample rates is completey silent.
The firmware update is not based on a traditional mute design; no degrade of sound quality; sound quality is not impacted at all. The update improves the user experience.
All Audio-GD R2R7 & R2R7HE units shipped after 28th of March 2018 have this update inlcuded .
Audio-GD R2R11 updated release
The update concerns the removal of the "pop" sound while switching between samle rates via USB input. Only when switching between PCM and DSD a soft click is noticable still. Switching between PCM and different sample rates is completey silent.
The firmware update is not based on a traditional mute design; no degrade of sound quality; sound quality is not impacted at all. The update is only to improve the user experience.
All Audio-GD R2R11 units shipped since 28th of March 2018 have a updated firmware .
New! Singxer - DAC SDA1 - AKM AK4118 - XMOS USB - DSD512
New from Singxer a AKM based DAC. The SDA-1 is an high-performance DAC that has been developed by Singxer and took more than two years. It uses XMOS latest xCORE-200 series chip for USB Audio, the AKM AK4118 third-generation flagship DAC as the main chip to conver digital to analog. Competitive new product!
€ 568 Hors Taxes Singxer - DAC SDA1 - AKM AK4493 & AK4118 - XMOS USB - DSD512
Audio-GD USB upgrade for R2R7, NFB7.77 & NFB27.77
New separate pure class A PSU power supply for Amanero & Singxer F1 USB modules. While isolated USB interfaces usually take the power supply from its (noisy) source. This also allows users to us any source (e.g. smartphone) and not only sources providng the 5V power. .The new PSU pure class-A board will boost the USB sound qualiyt even with less good (powered) sources.
Mano ULTRA Music Streamer - NEW!
Mano ULTRA version has further optimized re-clocking circuit; improved clock stability and further tuned power supply. Furutech and S3 Supreme power upgrades are standard with this version. The sound quality of the Mano ULTRA compared to the "standard" Mano is more refined sound and high frequencies have softer edges; giving it a even more natural touch. Mano ULTRA gives you an Ultra nice music experience!
Holo Audio Cyan - REVIEW (Hifi Advice)
The Cyan promises discrete multibit NOS sound at a very friendly price in a great looking package. While not all discrete multibit DACs are equal, the Cyan delivers all the pure, unfiltered sound that is expected from NOS DACs while managing to not impose any character on top, outside of an occasionally forward upper midrange. Cyan is a spritely and dynamic performer that relays all the excitement that is in the recordings. Full Story
USB Singxer F1 Option For Audio-GD
MAGNA HIFI is offering a significant upgrade of the internal USB interface by replacing the Amanero USB interface for a more sophisticated Singxer F-1 XU208 board using the Crystek CCHD-575 ultra low phase noise clocks. Besides the sound quality improvements it enables native DSD512 support! We'll make sure the Singxer F-1 is properly installed and using internal ultra clean power source from the internal DAC to ensure best sound quality! (Available for R2R7; R2R7HE; NFB7.77; others on request)
Audio-GD USB Amanero isolator update
Audio-GD DAC models now features galvanic USB isolation. The following products have this option by default:
R2R 7, Master 7, Master 11, NFB-7.77, NFB-27.77. The following products will be optional available: R2R 1, R2R 2, NFB-1, NFB-28 and NFB-29. Existing products have the ability to upgrade tthe Amanero interface.
New: Singxer SU-1 MagnaFied Edition
Singxer SU-1 MagnaFied Edition w/ upgraded Low ESR 4400uF Nichicon Gold series caps, Wima Film caps and ultra high performance low noise discrete (Tentlabs) Shunt regulators for 3.3V and for 5V a new board with Ultralow Noise, Ultrahigh PSRR RF Linear LT3042 regulator. Noise: 0.8µVRMS (10Hz to 100kHz).Each unit is upgraded by Magna Hifi and tested 24 hours before returning to the customer.
New: Holo Audio Cyan
The newest Holo Audio offering is the Cyan Dac/Amp. Holo and Magna Hifi are offering you the best performance and price ratio of any product on the market. We are pleased with the Cyan and its performance. The Cyan is offered in 2 different model options: PCM or DSD. Both can play DSD and PCM without any problem. The PCM version will convert DSD to PCM while the native DSD version will convert PCM to pure DSD. The PCM version offering includes both balanced preamp and balanced headphone amp It’s a true balanced discrete resistor ladder dac.
Audio-GD R2R-7 Review - Blue Moon Awarded!
Then new flagship of Audio-GD R2R7 with R-2R conversion modules s constructed with high precision resistors and more important unique ultra fast correction technology. Audio-GD and in particular Kingwa (owner) proved again they are capable building exceptional good products! The flagship R2R 7 won itself a Blue Moon Award by 6moons.com. Read the 6Moons review