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post #676 of 1712
Yes I can confirm on Vista 32bit it works wonderful.
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HiFace -new driver

New driver v1.03 - Working perfectly: WASAPI, win7 x64, Foobar et al.
post #678 of 1712
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New driver v1.03 - Working perfectly: WASAPI, win7 x64, Foobar et al.
Anybody finding audio drop-outs on XP with this new driver? - this might be my laptop rather than the new driver
post #679 of 1712
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Anybody finding audio drop-outs on XP with this new driver? - this might be my laptop rather than the new driver
I think that Patu mentioned on another thread that he had dropouts problems with windows xp and the 1.03 driver version. I was about to upgrade the driver but since there is no sonic benefit from doing and since the old 1.02 driver works flawlessly with XP, I just stuck with it.
post #680 of 1712
Foobar in WASAPI mode is kind of slow with Vista 64 when starting a song.
also, I can't play a certain segment of the song without having Foobar going in full speed.
Anyone else having this?
post #681 of 1712
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Anybody finding audio drop-outs on XP with this new driver? - this might be my laptop rather than the new driver
As slim.a already posted, I had some dropouts when playing games with the new drivers. Also they worked very slow in foobar compared to 1.02. I rolled back to 1.02 and now everything works perfectly. Luckily these work perfectly in WinXP.

I hope the new drivers work better in Win7 because I'm planning to update my OS soon.
post #682 of 1712
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Originally Posted by slim.a View Post
I think that Patu mentioned on another thread that he had dropouts problems with windows xp and the 1.03 driver version. I was about to upgrade the driver but since there is no sonic benefit from doing and since the old 1.02 driver works flawlessly with XP, I just stuck with it.
Thanks slim.a I think you're correct - I tried to go back to 1.02 but even after uninstalling it, when I try to install 1.02 it says they are 1.03 drivers.

Edit: Patu, I just saw your post now - how did you un-install & re-install successfully?
post #683 of 1712
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Thanks slim.a I think you're correct - I tried to go back to 1.02 but even after uninstalling it, when I try to install 1.02 it says they are 1.03 drivers.
There's this function in device manager called Roll Back Drivers. I used that and it worked. Now I have 1.02 again.

From Device Manager (WinXP) right click on HiFace under Sound, video and game controllers. Then click properties and choose the driver tab.
post #684 of 1712
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Just switched to Ploytec USB ASIO (Through Teralink-X). Great ASIO indeed. Noticeably better than ASIO4ALL.
Like others stated, it balances the lower bass (not bloated like before) and overall tonality.
A much more relaxed and refined sound. Recommended to all.
Now I'm more than before eager to try the HiFace.
DO you think, you'll be able to use ploytec's drivers with hiface? Anyone can confirm this?

I can't install them on my m-audio transit. I thought I could squeeze more from cmp
post #685 of 1712
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Originally Posted by Kocmeister View Post
Yes I can confirm on Vista 32bit it works wonderful.
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Originally Posted by johangrb View Post
New driver v1.03 - Working perfectly: WASAPI, win7 x64, Foobar et al.
Thanks guys.
post #686 of 1712
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DO you think, you'll be able to use ploytec's drivers with hiface? Anyone can confirm this?

I can't install them on my m-audio transit. I thought I could squeeze more from cmp
Hi Marcin_gps,

I had the same idea a few weeks ago but I was unsuccessful in installing it with the hiface.

If you want to squeeze more from the Hiface (software wise) you can try different media players and different output plugins KS/ASIO4ALL/DS. In my case, I got the best results using the Foobar v1.0, KS output and 32 bits. By the way, while the differences between some of those settings are audible in my current system, they are very subtle and a change in digital cable is a lot more audible for example.

Also if you want to squeeze more from your system and if your DAC allows it, you can also try upsampling. As mentioned by other members, SoX upsampling in Foobar is a pretty good upsampling software. Personnaly I have tried many upsampling software before and while they brought some benefits, they all "killed" the low level details. SoX on the other hand seems very transparent (at least in my system) : and I got the best results using upsampling to 96K with the minimum phase setting. Weirdly enough, I found that the 96K was better sounding than upsampling by x2 to 88.2K.
The effects of upsampling (described here : http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f7/rev...ml#post6397505) are even more audible on Sigma-delta DACs that do not have a dedicated digital filter. For example, in my system, I found that the emu 0404 usb and the audio-gd FUN benefit more from upsampling than the dac19mk3.
post #687 of 1712
+1 on your findings. I found exactly the same: I prefer Foobar w KS (vs. Wasapi) & Sox upsampling works best w my Audio-gd FUN @ 96k. Always good to find similar results from more experienced Headfiers.
post #688 of 1712
Do you have better results with SoX, not SRC?
post #689 of 1712
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Do you have better results with SoX, not SRC?
Yes, in my opinion, SoX sounds better than SRC (Secret Rabbit Code). It is also a lot faster (it requires a lot less CPU than SRC). Moreover, it is a lot more tweakable as you get to choose some settings such as minimum phase (my favorite)/linear phase ...

There is a bunch of sample rate converters here: SRC Comparisons and as you can see from the sweep test, SoX is a lot cleaner than SRC.
post #690 of 1712
anyone knows whether KS works on XP SP3 w/ the Teralink-x(not x2) when using either of these drivers? C-Media CM-108 | Catalog - X-DRIVERS.COM
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