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Thats usually a consecuence of a bad usb port, cable connector or a vmware usb arbitration filter meesing arround. For de the first a the second use another usb cable an also switch to another usb port on your pc. For the third try to use the matrix on another pc. 

I can try that, but it's strange as once it works, it works... Until you turn the PC/Matrix off.

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I have no problem with my HPA-2 driver. Win 7 64bit also.
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Did you try disabling driver signature check or may be any driver conflicts? Sorry I don't have any experience with m-stage yet.
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Originally Posted by GaToMaLaCo View Post
 

Thats usually a consecuence of a bad usb port, cable connector or a vmware usb arbitration filter meesing arround. For de the first a the second use another usb cable an also switch to another usb port on your pc. For the third try to use the matrix on another pc. 

I can try that, but it's strange as once it works, it works... Until you turn the PC/Matrix off.

Btw, by any chance, have you plug a halogen lamp nearby your setup? last year i had to give away my halogen lamp because it messed up with my matrix, seems it cause some interference that doesnt allow the usb dac to sincronize and i had to do the same as you, turn the amp off and then on to fix it. Strange as it seems....

 

Also, open the amp, maybe you have a capacitor bulged or something. 

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Btw, by any chance, have you plug a halogen lamp nearby your setup? last year i had to give away my halogen lamp because it messed up with my matrix, seems it cause some interference that doesnt allow the usb dac to sincronize and i had to do the same as you, turn the amp off and then on to fix it. Strange as it seems....

 

Also, open the amp, maybe you have a capacitor bulged or something. 

No, there is no bulged capacitor in there as I changed the op-amp and didn't notice anything out of the ordinary...

I do have halogen lights all over my room though ...

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Has anyone here tried this with the Beyerdynamic T1?

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DAC in HPA-2 is pretty good actually for the price. I received my mine today and pairing it with HD800.

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^ yeah its not half bad wink.gif
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Hoping it works out, I am running the HD800s through a Xonar Essence ST currently (all I have at the moment) and the sound is a little harsh sometimes. Glad a lot of other people seem to enjoy the combo since it is a really reasonable price.

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^ yeah its not half bad wink.gif
Did you got your driver problem fixed? No issues for me so far.
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Did you got your driver problem fixed? No issues for me so far.

No, I did not :/

Still no idea what the culprit is...

I have many external devices connected to it, including DACs in the past and this the only one causing me troubles.

Reconnecting the DAC, or powering it on and off helps sometimes, but sometimes I have to restart my PC [or it crashes to a blue screen].

 

It sucks but oh well...


Edited by conquerator2 - 2/21/14 at 2:56pm
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Did you got your driver problem fixed? No issues for me so far.
No, I did not :/
Still no idea what the culprit is...
I have many external devices connected to it, including DACs in the past and this the only one causing me troubles.
Reconnecting the DAC, or powering it on and off helps sometimes, but sometimes I have to restart my PC [or it crashes to a blue screen].

It sucks but oh well...

Are you using direct sound or are you using asio or bit perfect
Edited by elwappo99 - 2/21/14 at 7:44pm
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I use WASAPI with my M-Stage HPA-2.
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Has anyone here tried this with the Beyerdynamic T1?

I have the Matrix M Stage amp (last version no dac) and the T1. I also have other amps including  tube amps. The Matrix M Stage amp pairs remarkably well with the T1's. I did upgrade the opamp in the M Stage as soon as I got it. It performs far above it's price point with the T1 and I also have the HD800 which works great with the M Stage. With the stock opamp it was just "ok" but with the upgraded opamp you would have to invest many times the price to get better performance. I cannot comment on their latest dac version as I have never heard it. I use a Yulong D18 dac.

 

You can pm me for information on the opamp if you wish.

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Are you using direct sound or are you using asio or bit perfect

I an using ASIO.

I tried re-instaling it many times. The first component always fails to install no matter what [MStage], while the second one always installs with the drivers [Matrix Audio MStage], which I suppose may or may not be important.

I am sure it's down to some sort of driver error, as everytime the device gets recognized [beep beep sound in Windows] it works and everytime it does not, it crashes. There is also the rare occurrance of drivers not being recognized and popping an unknown USB device error, which doesn't crash the Windows but doesn't recognize it either...

The Windows almost always crashes with my first cold start, bringing me a blue screen and a reboot and after that it usually registers properly.

If I turn the Matrix on before starting my PC it won't start at all [giving me a number error in the bottom right part of a screen] so I always wait for it to start first to see if it works or not...

It's a tedious and annoying process... I've tried re-installing the drivers on different discs,. in different manners , off the included disc or from, the internet... Nothing.
Edited by conquerator2 - 2/22/14 at 1:56am
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