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post #526 of 2586
I believe it might be able to be corrected via a custom driver and I asked Ryan about it and here's what he said:

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The USB will be able to pass up to 96khz/24-bit signal via normal software (using high level windows API). However, some people are using software like foobar to communicate to the USB sound card chip directly, and they are not be able to send signal higher than 16bit/48khz. Right now I am getting help from some senior software developers, hopefully they can find out a way to over-ride the communication.
Perhaps there is hope
post #527 of 2586
Wow! I just got the Raytheon and BOY does it make a difference! Female vocals are GORGEOUS! Silky smooth, and boy does it resolve bass detail well! Really stellar.
post #528 of 2586
Cool Big. Have you tried the Western?
post #529 of 2586
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Originally Posted by _Spanky_ View Post
I believe it might be able to be corrected via a custom driver and I asked Ryan about it and here's what he said:



Perhaps there is hope
Maybe you can help me disipher that. Is he saying that Media Monkey and other programs like that will not do the higher.....stuff (I use that word because I don't know what you guys are talking about)

What is Windows API? And, how do I make sure I am using it? Thanks in advance for helping an idiot.
post #530 of 2586
djnagle, I'm not entirely sure since I haven't received my unit yet so I can't comment on what the problem might be.

Here's what I think is going on:
The internal DAC does 24-Bit/96KHz however, the USB part that connects to your computer passes the audio at (exactly?) 16-Bit/48KHz thus altering it and not making it bit-perfect. A lot of users like bit-perfect but honestly in my basic setup I haven't heard the difference. I believe it's the USB Audio 1.1 standard to pass audio at 16-Bit/48KHz and a custom driver can be written and installed to change this.
post #531 of 2586
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Originally Posted by djnagle View Post
Cool Big. Have you tried the Western?


IMHO, WE 396A great middle, Raytheon have best bass.
post #532 of 2586
regarding USB:

The problem is that the USB receiver of the Maverick only accepts a 16/48 stream when using WASAPI/Kernel Streaming/ASIO4All. So if you're using foobar/winamp/Media Monkey/whatever you can't get bit perfect audio.
The Windows Media Player uses another API (imagine it as an interface between your DAC and the media player of your choice) to communicate with the soundcard and with this bit perfect output up to 24/96 SHOULD work. But AFAIK that isn't confirm at this moment.

I am hoping that there'll be a work-around or a driver patch so that you get a bit perfect output with WASAPI@foobar2k.

best regards.
bearmann
post #533 of 2586
Thanks Spanky and Bear. I understand that. So when I want to rip a CD I should do it in Media Monkey as it will do FLAC and not Windows Media Player. Then for playback, I should use Media Player. I am actually starting to understand this.
post #534 of 2586
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Originally Posted by MartinV56 View Post
IMHO, WE 396A great middle, Raytheon have best bass.
Thanks Martin. I have a handfull of tubes comming my way from a local friend to try on the D1. He will include the WE and Raytheon as well as a number of very very off brands. Should be a fun night. Cheers.
post #535 of 2586
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Originally Posted by djnagle View Post
So when I want to rip a CD I should do it in Media Monkey as it will do FLAC and not Windows Media Player. Then for playback, I should use Media Player.
I don't want to derail the thread... I also don't want to be taken seriously since I don't think I've ever ripped a CD, however, I think it's favored to rip using EAC into WAV then convert the WAV into FLAC. For playback, I think you use whatever suits you best. Personally, I don't think I'd ever use Windows Media Player for audio playback (MPC-HC for video, yet another story). Foobar all the way

Back on track:
MAVERICK
post #536 of 2586
djnagle Did yours arrive yet? Mine is still on hold in China.

Scott
post #537 of 2586
For CD ripping: EAC guide

Mine was on hold in China for several days before it moved.
post #538 of 2586
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For CD ripping: EAC guide

Mine was on hold in China for several days before it moved.
Mine has been on hold since January 1st
post #539 of 2586
Yep, Mine is still on hold in China. At least they have company. Oh, the stories they will tell.
post #540 of 2586
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Originally Posted by bearmann View Post
The problem is that the USB receiver of the Maverick only accepts a 16/48 stream when using WASAPI/Kernel Streaming/ASIO4All. So if you're using foobar/winamp/Media Monkey/whatever you can't get bit perfect audio.
The Windows Media Player uses another API (imagine it as an interface between your DAC and the media player of your choice) to communicate with the soundcard and with this bit perfect output up to 24/96 SHOULD work.
Does anyone have any idea if this problem exists on a Mac Pro running Leopard (or Snow Leopard)?
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