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  1. drecar's Avatar
    Im listening to Tidal on Audeze EL8 open and for the first time noticed clipping using the Passport. Im thinking about getting a Cambridge Audio DAC Magic Plus to eliminate any possible future clipping. Does anyone have any experience using this DAC with Passport or any other DACs?
    06-18-16 01:22 PM
  2. bmercer94's Avatar
    My only USB dac won't work whatsoever for my passport. Won't play audio out

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    06-18-16 01:28 PM
  3. drecar's Avatar
    My only USB dac won't work whatsoever for my passport. Won't play audio out

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    Which DAC? Have you adjusted the USB settings on Passport?
    06-18-16 01:50 PM
  4. drecar's Avatar
    well after going to the hifi shop, i can confirm that cambridge audio dac magic xs ver1 and dragonfly black DO NOT work.
    06-18-16 09:29 PM
  5. jdesignz's Avatar
    06-18-16 11:53 PM
  6. bmercer94's Avatar
    Which DAC? Have you adjusted the USB settings on Passport?
    Sorry, only just noticed this.
    it's the Encore mDSD USB-Powered DAC. I've tried a variety of USB settings on the passport, i can get power to the DAC but no sound. claims drivers cannot be found
    06-21-16 06:56 PM
  7. kertong's Avatar
    my fiio e18 works - havent tried my sony pha1a yet though. my dragonfly v1.2 does not work, unfortunately.

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    06-21-16 10:51 PM
  8. berradicted_fr's Avatar
    my fiio e18 works - havent tried my sony pha1a yet though. my dragonfly v1.2 does not work, unfortunately.

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    Sony PHA-1 working great with Passport and OS 10.3.3.1435 - USB OTG cable needed, off course.
    Not tested PHA-2 yet, but will come soon.
    12-07-17 06:52 PM
  9. otaku2's Avatar
    That is excellent news. What software are you using? Can you tell what bitrate is being used (i.e. can you get 24/96)?
    12-08-17 08:28 AM
  10. S1lv1o's Avatar
    Awesome news! I have a Meridian Explorer but if I understand correctly it would require an OTG Y cable and an external battery pack, too much hassle and not very portable. Don't have the funds but I've been leaning towards a Pioneer xdp-100 DAP to complement my Passport; it assumes that whatsapp would work on it though, which might not be a given.
    12-08-17 02:30 PM
  11. berradicted_fr's Avatar
    That is excellent news. What software are you using? Can you tell what bitrate is being used (i.e. can you get 24/96)?
    Hi Otaku2,

    I'm using the standard "Music" application provided with my passport. Listening to 16 bits / 44.1 kHz FLAC . I'd be glad to help you determine which is the upper limit for sampling bits/rate ..

    Using Linux/VLC I may check what's the maximum combination of bits/rate available by the pha-1 . But we'll have to wait a few more days to get this info.

    Maybe you can provide me some sample tracks ?

    Are u using a specific audio application on bb10 ?

    BTW, Sony pha-2 is not working on my blackberry passport running 10.3.3.1435 ... sounds mysterious ..
    12-19-17 05:01 PM
  12. otaku2's Avatar
    Hi Otaku2,

    Maybe you can provide me some sample tracks ?

    Are u using a specific audio application on bb10 ?
    Hi. You can try any of the FLAC files from 2L (2L High Resolution Music .:. free TEST BENCH)
    I am using NeutronMP as my music player. So far, neither it nor the standard Music app will work with my Audioquest Dragonfly, so I am trying to find one that does work. Apparently the Fiio player does work but does not support 24/96.

    Eric
    12-20-17 11:47 AM
  13. berradicted_fr's Avatar
    Hi Eric, here are the results of my tests so far (sorry for the delay):
    - Passport 10.3.3 + Pha1 : up to maximum spec, ie: 24bits/96kHz using standard bb10 music player.

    - Passport SE 10.3.2 + pha1: up to 16bits/44.1...

    Looks like 10.3.2 is not suited for high end Usb Audio.. I wish I find a stable 10.3.3 update for my SE..

    By the way I own the pha1, but pha1a goes up to 192kHz.. unfortunatelly I have only pha1, 2 and 3 I my collection.. so I cannot tell if it's working with any bb10
    02-07-18 06:24 AM
  14. Losgringo's Avatar
    Hi all, i have just tried schiit fulla 2 and i can say that it works very well. Only odd thing was that i had to use an old nokia microUSB to USB datacable, because via original cable packed with fulla it couldn't connect to the phone. The same problem occured with BlackBerry cable. Headphones were DT 770 PRO 250 ohms. Result was awsome :-)
    Last edited by BigBadWulf; 03-22-18 at 09:12 PM. Reason: spell it right!
    02-14-18 04:13 PM
  15. Vern_CB's Avatar
    Hi all, and Losgringo. Just posted another thread today (03/22/18) based on the same question under "What's the latest update on BB10's Passports/Classic's w/ OTG USB DACs?" Don't know how to link the thread (yet). Anyway, for Losgringo "How did you get your Schiit Fulla 2 to work w/ your Passport? I have a Schiit Modi Uber 2 DAC w/ Schiit Magna 2 amp and cannot get the DAC recognized via micro USB on the phone w/o a specialized Schiit driver. Using OS 10.3.3.1463.

    Any comments you or others can add would be appreciated. Thanks!
    Last edited by BigBadWulf; 03-22-18 at 09:13 PM. Reason: spell it right!
    03-22-18 07:35 PM
  16. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    It's bad enough some crap for brains named the product that. Please, spell it correctly!
    03-22-18 09:14 PM
  17. Vern_CB's Avatar
    OK, correction. The DAC is a Schiit Modi 2 Uber connecting to a Schiit Magni 2 Uber headphone amp. Yes, those are their names. :-)
    03-22-18 10:29 PM
  18. S1lv1o's Avatar
    Finally got a USB OTG cable to try with my Meridian Explorer... I get this notification:

    DACs and Headphone Amps that work with Passport USB Digital Out-img_20180408_104815.png

    This is a micro usb otg cable to female USB A, then USB male A to mini USB on the Explorer.
    04-08-18 11:54 AM
  19. kkoo's Avatar
    You got an overcurrent on the phone because it is in charge of providing power to the connected device which is asking for over half an amp. USB standard allotment is 0.5A.

    I think something like this would help you though - a dual Type-A splitter to single Mini-B cable. One of those Type-As is for additional power, and you can plug that sucker into a wall charger to reduce the current drawn from the Passport.

    It's outta stock on the Amazon one, but you can probably find one on eBay.

    https://www.amazon.com/Double-Male-M...UvbUpU13167073

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    04-08-18 03:02 PM
  20. S1lv1o's Avatar
    You got an overcurrent on the phone because it is in charge of providing power to the connected device which is asking for over half an amp. USB standard allotment is 0.5A.

    I think something like this would help you though - a dual Type-A splitter to single Mini-B cable. One of those Type-As is for additional power, and you can plug that sucker into a wall charger to reduce the current drawn from the Passport.

    It's outta stock on the Amazon one, but you can probably find one on eBay.

    https://www.amazon.com/Double-Male-M...UvbUpU13167080

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    Thanks, good idea.
    04-08-18 03:11 PM
  21. kkoo's Avatar
    04-08-18 03:51 PM
  22. Magistros's Avatar
    Very nice topic guys!!
    Personally I enjoy 96kHz using the ModPlayer (for the flac files) and I connect it to my headphones (Denon AH-MM300)

    I would say that the sound is pretty good!

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    04-09-18 12:58 PM
  23. S1lv1o's Avatar
    The Passport doesn't sound bad at all, particularly with flac... But the Meridian takes me to another planet, either with my little 2020i speakers or Meze Classic 99...
    04-09-18 01:12 PM
  24. S1lv1o's Avatar
    Awesome, thank you!!
    04-09-18 01:12 PM
  25. otaku2's Avatar
    You sure that is the correct cable? I am not sure what DAC you are using, but I think you might need a micro-B, not a mini. My Kindle Fire<->Dragonfly uses a micro-B to connect to the tablet, and two USB-A's for the power Y.
    04-09-18 03:07 PM
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