post #421 of 511
10/5/09 at 8:59pm
can someone tell me according to this picture which jack is the wolfson DAC?.. http://icrontic.com/draco/images/art...connectors.jpg
For Step 4, I would recommend to right click Setup.exe and select "Run as Administrator". This is important for Vista/W7.
I had issues on Step 9. I did not get the "There will be two drivers in the next screen one with and without "64 bits" under the model field." part. Instead it said that my existing drivers installed are fine which were the 5.40a.
To correct it, after the "Browse my computer for driver software" section I had to select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer" at the bottom. Then click "Have Disk..." and navigate to the folder Drive:Envy24_Family_64 Bit Drivers_V460b\Envy24_Family_64 Bit Drivers_V460b\Drivers\AMD64 and select "Envy24HF". Now it shows the two items with 64 bits at the end. I selected the first one then it installed.
I am using a fresh install of a genuine Windows 7 x64 RTM.
Windows XP 32-bit
This is the guide to use if you're interested in getting true 44.1 kHz audio from the Wolfson DAC rather than using inferior and processor-intensive software resampling algorithms to upsample.
1. Install the card into a free PCI slot on the motherboard.
2. Plug your amplification device (ex. speakers, receiver, etc.) into the black "Back Surr" jack on the back of the card next to the optical output. [Previous card revision: "Alt. Out"]
3. Download the Envy 24 Family Driver version 4.73b linked here and install it using Setup.exe (Application) in the Setup directory. This version is the last one to support the following trick:
4. Once the drivers are installed, open up the Envy control panel using its tray icon on the taskbar.
5. Click 2CH if it's not already selected (not 2CH Hi-Sample Rate).
6. Go into the digital output section and enable S/PDIF output, selecting PCM as the sub-option. Click the Auto button under sampling rate.
Done! You'll now be capable of using Kernel Streaming in Foobar to directly send 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz audio content through your sound card's Wolfson DAC.
im running 32 bit and i ran into the same problem i had to choose the have disk option but mine doesnt work when i select "Envy24HF" i get an error
"The folder you specified doesnt contain a compatible software driver for your device"
can anyone help ?
If your are using Windows 7 32, in the 6 step,try with this driver "473b" http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/Envy2...ller_v473b.zip.
Others steps that work to me is: In Foobar use the resampler plugin in 44.100 and output at 16-bit and in the audio deck. PCM only and auto sample.
I don't have a chaintech but a fortissimo IV (envy24 too).
I'm using win7 64 and installed everything, foobar with wasapi works just fine, same thing when I try to watch a movie but if I'm using foobar and launch a movie at the same time the computer acts like I don't have a sound card installed anymore...
Is there a solution to this?
It worked fine when I was using the onboard audio (acl888).
Speaking of the onboard audio is there any difference compared with the soundcard or could I just use the onboard? (optical to zero dac)