Loaner: iFi iDSD Black Label

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  1. ChaChaRealSmooth

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    For loaner is the iFi iDSD BL, courtesy of @iFi audio. Same rules as always, no USPS, insure to $300, signature required.

    iFi website link here in case you want to read it.

    Since this is also a portable device, if possible I'd like to see some evaluations of it used on the go.

    Sign up below (will have limited slots, at least 8). Friends preferred, contributors will be considered but not guaranteed.
    1. @ChaChaRealSmooth, CA
    2. @purr1n, the depths of hell
    3. @ultrabike, CA
    4. @brencho, CA
    5. @AllanMarcus, NM
    6. @Joshvar, TX
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    8. @YMO, FL
     
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    I'm in. Thx
     
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    I'm interested if there's room for a contributor. I'd be using this to directly perform a desktop comparison between this and a Modi 3/JDS Atom stack.

    Happy to go last (or wherever in the order makes sense) - Austin, TX.
     
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    Any more interest in this loaner? Possibility it might not happen unless there's more interest.
     
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    Put me on the list. I’ll give it go. Florida man.
     
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    I'm close to @shotgunshane in Florida. I would be interested if you are ok with a contributor.
     
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    hi there. Just wondering what happened to this loaner? No problem if it's not going to happen, but I was just curious.
     
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    Unsure. Let me ask.
     
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    I'm certainly more of a lurker than a vocal presence, but I'm wondering if I'd be able to join the tour.
     
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    We'll do the micro iDSD BL tour. Autumn is a wee bit hectic, lots of shows, but we haven't lost interest in this here at SBAF.
     
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    I really liked this device back when I had one ;) BitPerfect mode sounds great!

    Note guys that when you install MQA/GTO firmware you will lose Bitperfect/NOS mode
     
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    True, GTO upsamples everything auto mode. Also, we've just sent the request form to have a loaner sent to @ChaChaRealSmooth

    It'll take most likely several days and that's it.
     
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    I apologize for the delay in this loaner.

    Full transparency update: I did indeed receive an unit, but listening revealed that it had a bad left channel (no idea why). I tried to troubleshoot with some iFi reps (who were friendly and helpful throughout the process), and we ultimately had to send the unit back. Another unit will be on the way. If everything checks out, I'll PM @ultrabike to get this finally started.
     
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    Add me for sure.
     
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    Alright, tour order finalized. I will send this unit out on Monday to the first tour member, and then it'll make its rounds.

    Thanks everyone for your patience! Again, apologies for the delay on this.
     
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    All good, we apologize for trouble along the road!
     
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