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post #826 of 903

oh, exclusive mode...very nice! last time I tried a 02US a few months ago it was running KS in shared mode on XP.

 

the windows master volume shouldn't affect the coax output...strange?! yes the latest beta drivers are always available here: http://www.musiland.com.cn/downloads/drivers/beta/

 

I'll do the procedure to get the latest firmware update, I guess they'll tell me if I run the latest.

post #827 of 903



 

Quote:
Originally Posted by FauDrei View Post

Hi Blondie western,

 

Volume sliders on Musliand Control panel affect all outputs. Yes, KS locks the device on XP. To play something else on Monitor you have to:

  1. exit KS mode either by exiting player or by using some other non exclusive output type in the player
  2. when 1st step is performed, (re)start the browser/player to have playback from Monitor in browser/player.

 

...but you most probably know all this by now.

 

Also, yes - 1.0.8.6 is the latest beta.


That is normal for proper KS or ASIO implementation.  The device is locked to one stream and sample rate, it is both good and bad.  Great for music but bad if you are playing more then 1 stream which many of us do as in cheaper products it will cause errors and even crash the card completely.
 

post #828 of 903

hehe, I see Patrick82 says that RCA adaptors "beat all the reference interconnects in the whole world": http://www.exeres.org/audio.htm

 

got to be onto something using this to plug the 01USD straight into my DAC [:rapscallion:1]

post #829 of 903

short yes, free of jitter?? no way. maybe it beats RCA interconnects for spdif, but thats not saying too much, its impossible to make any type of RCA that is 75 ohms no matter what the manufacturers say its just not doable, so neither will this and short is not necessarily better with spdif anyway. BNC is where its at.


Edited by qusp - 6/1/10 at 11:13pm
post #830 of 903

I show you my secret weapon: http://www.uauctionsource.com/picture/SKU004912_0.jpg

 

if it's any good I'll prolly grab the gold plated version: http://i.ebayimg.com/06/!BS0tYgQCGk~$(KGrHgoH-DIEjlLlul7eBKFILHJJOQ~~_12.JPG

 

but someone has reported that the Musiland didn't have a true 75Ω BNC, and some ppl seem to believe that 75Ω coax is not really possible IRL: http://hifiduino.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/some-audio-wisdom/

the impedance mismatch problem at the connector is academical

Edited by leeperry - 6/2/10 at 12:24am
post #831 of 903
Quote:
Originally Posted by qusp View Post

short yes, free of jitter?? no way. maybe it beats RCA interconnects for spdif, but thats not saying too much, its impossible to make any type of RCA that is 75 ohms no matter what the manufacturers say its just not doable, so neither will this and short is not necessarily better with spdif anyway. BNC is where its at.



There seems to be may opinions on this subject.  Some consider otical to be the best as it isolates the system from the DAC..etc However, what some fail to understand is the quality of the tranceivers is where ths problems can be.

That is why many suggest using Coax, however, then we get into the 75 ohm information..etc. Again with poor quality coupling etc. 

So people go with BNC instead, although many think that this connection has it's issues also.

 

You also get some using adapters from coax to optical or coax to BNC thinking they have magically prevented the issue of that conneciton type.  Sorry, but most of the issues with coax are also in the transmitters and receivers.  Same thing with Coax to optical, you are still using poor quality converters...

post #832 of 903

Are the analog outputs in Musiland Monitor 01 US any good? I read somewhere that compared to e-mu 0404 they are very bad but I can't spend much on a DAC, 100$ is my maximun budget. Do you think there are better options for the price?

post #833 of 903

"2010: The Year We Make Contact" imagebam.com

post #834 of 903
Quote:
Originally Posted by pterodactilo View Post

Are the analog outputs in Musiland Monitor 01 US any good? I read somewhere that compared to e-mu 0404 they are very bad but I can't spend much on a DAC, 100$ is my maximun budget. Do you think there are better options for the price?


Maybe it would be a beter idea to wait until you have the budget to get what you want.  If you settle for something because you don't have the budget right now....it will drive you crazy and you will want to upgrade again.  Why not wait? Do a bit more research and find a product that gives you exactly what you want.
 


Edited by ROBSCIX - 6/14/10 at 6:01am
post #835 of 903

My solution to Musiland:

bnc male with a true 75 ohms connector.IMG_0171.JPG

 

 

IMG_0165.JPG

post #836 of 903

New non-beta driver for Musiland USD1 (and others) at http://www.musiland.com.cn/downloads/drivers/

Version 1.0.9.0_build20100612.

 

Will test it out :)

 

edit: Early impressions are that they seem much less sparkly in the higher frequencies than the 1.0.8.- betas.


Edited by thebathingape - 6/14/10 at 4:42am
post #837 of 903

very nice, will test them too

post #838 of 903

Driver 1.0.10.0 out : http://www.musiland.com.cn/downloads/drivers/

 

http://www.musiland.com.cn/downloads/drivers/MlCyMon_1.0.10.0_build20100702.exe

 

Had some BSOD's with 1.0.9. which i saw others in the chinese forums had as well so hope these fix it since i like the SQ from the 1.0.9.0 alot :)


Edited by thebathingape - 7/2/10 at 3:58pm
post #839 of 903

yes, that *** soundcard was BSOD'ing all over the place in Reclock via KS on XP SP3 using 1.09

post #840 of 903

Yes i thought it was my overclock at first (with summer heat etc), then i downclocked but the still got BSOD's. Then i saw the similar experiences in the musiland forums.

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