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post #871 of 956
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Originally Posted by Necrolic View Post
No it doesn't come back if I pause it, hell, a windows sound will stop it.

It's not a big deal, it happened a couple times yesterday so I got worried but hasn't happened today except when I purposely let me PC go to stand by while the amp was on.
I would say everything is working as designed.
post #872 of 956
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Originally Posted by les_garten View Post
I would say everything is working as designed.
Yeah, and I know now at least it has nothing to do with the Compass itself.
post #873 of 956
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Originally Posted by Necrolic View Post
Yeah, and I know now at least it has nothing to do with the Compass itself.
Good Deal, Happy Ending!
post #874 of 956
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Originally Posted by les_garten View Post
Good Deal, Happy Ending!
That's what she said!
post #875 of 956
Just checking, but do you guys think I would encounter the same issue through USB?
post #876 of 956
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Originally Posted by Necrolic View Post
Just checking, but do you guys think I would encounter the same issue through USB?
Only one way to find out...

Depends on what was causing it of course. I would disable all BIOS power saving and all OS Power saving and see if it happens. If it does, then it's proably the S/PDIF being idle causes the interface to turn down. If it doesn't happen again, then it's apower saving setting perhaps. Turn them on one at a time to try and reproduce the problem.
post #877 of 956
One thing I know about the USB input on the Compass is that it's not powered by the PC but rather by the Compass power supply, Kingwa told me this when I was burning it in. This is a good thing as it means cleaner power and less chance for PC noise.
post #878 of 956
I just purchased a used Compass as my first DAC/Amp. I read that "Bright" is the default setting but the specs on the GD-Audio site only shows Neutral, Soft1, Soft2, and Soft3 as the options. Is bright = neutral?

Since neutral is the jumperless setting, I assume I just need to remove the jumper(s), correct?

http://www.audio-gd.com/enweb/EARpic/Compass%20EAR.gif

EDIT: After reading a bit more, it appears that "Bright" has replaced one of the Soft settings, and is the default and jumperless setting. "Neutral" is Jumper 1 (ON), Jumper 2 (OFF)

http://www.audio-gd.com/enweb/EARpic/manual.jpg
post #879 of 956
The first settings in your posting are from the original I believe pre-production Compass. The second ones are indeed the ones for the final version.
post #880 of 956
I'm selling my Perfect cond Compass if anybody wants one. It is the "Final" version with your choice of HDAM. Looking for $250 Shipped CONUS.
post #881 of 956
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Originally Posted by gilency View Post
The first settings in your posting are from the original I believe pre-production Compass. The second ones are indeed the ones for the final version.
This is the unit I purchased -

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f42/so...9/#post6121172

I take it from the front and back panel, it is indeed the "Final" version rather than the pre-production version with the "Ear Out", heh.
post #882 of 956
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Originally Posted by jasonwc View Post
This is the unit I purchased -

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f42/so...9/#post6121172

I take it from the front and back panel, it is indeed the "Final" version rather than the pre-production version with the "Ear Out", heh.
You got the ever so "slightly" Pre-final version!

I'm not sure there is any difference other than what the Jumper settings were called. I think the actual jumper settings are the same as far as component values and SQ.
post #883 of 956
How can you tell what version it is? (I haven't received the unit yet. I've just been going by pictures and the diagrams on the site.)
post #884 of 956
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Originally Posted by jasonwc View Post
How can you tell what version it is? (I haven't received the unit yet. I've just been going by pictures and the diagrams on the site.)
Those PIX are of the final version that you posted, RE the sale thread. Just play around with the Jumper settings till you like it. I run mine with the jumpers out.
post #885 of 956
I was able to confirm that it is indeed the final version. The instructions on the reverse side of the top panel note the jumper settings as Bright, Neutral, Soft1, and Soft2 as in the final version. In addition, mine has the Earth HDAM.

By the way, does anyone know how much power the Compass draws when idle?

I read earlier in this thread that the Compass is a Class A amp and thus should draw the same amount of power idle as it does in use. This wouldn't surprise me as the unit is just as hot when it's idle as it is while in use.
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