The D2 uses "adaptive mode" in it's USB receiver. This means that the USB receiver (Texas Instruments 1020B) will keep track of the data coming in from the computer and adjust so as not to miss any incoming data. Due to the nature of the wireless link, the data then becomes asynchronous before arriving at the Receiver. Thus the D2 acts as an asynchronous USB DAC with the added benefit of being 24/96 bit-perfect wireless.
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- I have the original Audioengine 5 (not the A5+ Classic), will the D1 / D2 DAC work with the inputs on that original model?
- Can I use the D2 with an Apple iPhone or iPad?
- If the D2 DAC Sender is connected to my MacBook in another room do I have to go back to the computer to change songs?
- How do I make sure that the D2 DAC is set to 24-bit/96KHz audio?
- What is the best USB cable length to use with D2?
- The D2s volume control is on the sender. Does that mean it's a digital control? Will this affect audio quality?
- Is the D2 USB isochronous or asynchronous?
- How many wireless "zones" can I set up with D2?
- What can I do to further ensure that all my wireless devices work well together?
- Why does D2 have a digital optical but no coax interface?