xDuoo TA-01 DAC/Amp
xDuoo TA-01 DAC/Amp
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Equipped with the dual Wolfson WM8470 DAC chips and XMOS USB chip used in much spendier devices, the xDuoo TA-01 DAC/amp delivers impressive sound at an accessible price. Thanks to the dual DAC chips, each channel is processed independently, resulting in lower crosstalk and noise for an overall cleaner performance Read More

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waynebosz
2
Feb 1, 2019
Hi, for those in need of drivers: https://mega.nz/#F!hCBkVBDA!BgS6cuIjKbD0seDxDGKBNQ Enjoy!
auzre
0
Jan 21, 2019
I tried many of the different suggestions for getting it to work, then I read one where he said he got it to work without installing anything. so I uninstalled all the drivers and thingys related to it, and restarted. IT works without a problem. ( it may vary please don't take as a sure fix.) I have window 10, when I brought it I had windows 7 and it worked but then windows updated and it would only work sometimes.(to be clear this was before I uninstalled anything related to ta-01. Please pardon my bad writing, I hope this helped someone.
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damien_chung
74
Aug 12, 2018
Is it okay to plug the rca line out into another amplifier, will this bypass the amp at line level
Timewalker
11
Jul 8, 2018
Has anyone asked xDuoo if a 12ax7 tube can be used with this amp and if there are any hazards, expected sound problems? I've found a Genalex Gold Lion 12ax7 locally at a good price but I'm still not sure if I should take the risks. I've read that "upgrading" a 12au7 (mid gain) circuit to a 12ax7 tube (high gain) can cause circuit overdrive and god knows what else can happen.
Please advise if you have such experience. Thank you!
Solderboy23
293
Jan 15, 2019
Have you figured out an answer to this question yet?
Timewalker
11
Jul 5, 2018
My TA-01 made it to Europe the other day and I already modded it with a Socket Saver Tester + Black Tube Guard. It took some unexpected drilling of larger holes for the tube guard bolts but the result is eye candy.
I'm still waiting on my new headphones to arrive but this thing sounds fabulously warm and tight even with a JJ Electronic standard 12au7 tube. I got rid of the Chinese stock tube on my 2nd listen. Let's see how it sounds after burn-in on my forthcoming Beyerdynamic DT 880 250 ohm.
PS: it was 100% plug'n'play with Windows 10, zero drivers required. They didn't work anyway.
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Timewalker
11
Jul 8, 2018
yes, I'm using a "12au7 socket saver tester" from ebay - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1PC-Bakelite-9Pin-Tube-Socket-Tester-Saver-for-12AX7-12AU7-6DJ8-EL84-Gold-Plate/191783356390?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
And the tube guard also from ebay - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-x-Black-tube-guard-protector-for-12AU7-12AX7-ECC83-solid-aluminum/272578054447?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
IMPORTANT: You will need to unscrew the top "grey plate" from the original panel. There are 4 tiny screws and mine were covered in red silicone which slowed me down unscrewing them but it is doable. After you unscrew the top grey plate you will have 4 empty holes and 3 of them are exactly matching the design of the Tube Guard, so you don't need to drill new holes on the top panel. The next problem is that the holes are not wide enough to directly screw the tube guard on, so I had to widen the holes just a tiny bit to accommodate the screws for the Tube Guard. To widen the holes you can use a drill or do it manually by hand using a 2.5 hexagonal screwdriver to get in (BE CAREFUL) and then get a 3.0 hexagonal screwdriver to just slightly widen the hole. I did it with the hexagonal screwdrivers but be careful. Everything took me about 1 hour to complete.
rslatara
277
Jul 8, 2018
Hi
See my review and unlock 32-bit. ;-)
Just do the folders 1,2,3 etc. Let me know how it goes?
rslatara
277
Jun 20, 2018
Hi All
I realize my folder was incomplete, https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dAPrE9w1vGjcApPwF0p6S_p5l863WJmc it now has instructions the usb driver, xmos update, firmware update and some foobar stuff. I also suggest getting a socket saver. https://www.ebay.com/itm/9Pin-Bakelite-Vacuum-Tube-Socket-Saver-base-For-12AX7-12AU7-ECC82-ECC83-amps-P/113011138261?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
rslatara
277
May 26, 2018
Install driver and update firmware then enjoy a 32-bit rev.B TA-01. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dAPrE9w1vGjcApPwF0p6S_p5l863WJmc
rlvargas0
8
Jun 1, 2018
Nevermind. I was able to extract it and found the instructions. Very helpful!
rslatara
277
Jun 1, 2018
Hi yea unzip it and install he xmos driver then follow the document xduoo sent me and apply the firmware. This was annoying me for a long time and I must have sent them about 5 email support requests, They might have worked on it after I emailed them as this updated version (non wolfson) needed the updated firmware.
KC-130
154
May 21, 2018
A quick comment about the TA-01. I purchased one a some time ago and subsequently posted some pics, in this forum, which show the pair of CS-4398 chips inside. I sold that unit and quickly regretted it. So, I've since re-purchased an identical unit. My primary headphones often get heavy after long sessions so I like to wear the K7XX for casual listening of news-clips, youtube, etc. I keep the very light K7XX's plugged into the TA-01 for an outstanding setup I can wear and enjoy for hours. I plan on keeping the TA-01 to compare against other dac/amp combos I buy & sell. My overall impression from the TA-01 is indistinguishable, to my tinny ears, from the Fiio E17K/K5 combo and even the Fiio X5iii/K5 combo. The presence & punch of my Mojo/CTH combo is in a different league than the TA-01 but so is the cost. The TA-01 is easily worth the $119 you can get it for in this drop or elsewhere.
rslatara
277
May 20, 2018
Need the actual driver.
Mohannad13
90
May 9, 2018
What is the last price of this Amp/dac ?
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/xduoo-ta-01-dac-amp/talk/1996294 The HE-4XX are practically Identical other than looks, So it should work just fine.
Mohannad13
90
May 23, 2018
I am going to get the magni3 and modi2 as schiit stack to run my beloved 4xx
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