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Although it looks like some kind of driver issue, Did you try with different usb and power cables?
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Although it looks like some kind of driver issue, Did you try with different usb and power cables?

Tried 2 different USB cables.
Power cable is fine as the amp works flawlessly with my PS3 via RCAs.
Only the PC is having issues...
post #4698 of 4842
So definitely this is a PC issue. Did you try different drivers? I mean I didn't used the driver came with it. I used the one from the website.
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So definitely this is a PC issue. Did you try different drivers? I mean I didn't used the driver came with it. I used the one from the website.

I'd love to but the driver on the disc and on the website are the same...
Couldn't really find any older versions.
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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.

 

Don't be shy, post your Op Amp choice here!

 

My favourite is the LM4562.

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Don't be shy, post your Op Amp choice here!

 

My favourite is the LM4562.

+1 for the 4562.

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

I an using ASIO.
 

 

Total bummer. My experience with a few USB interfaces is I had a lot of blue screens with ASIO and WASAPI, but almost none if I used a direct sound. I noticed it happened a lot more when I was changing songs or browsing within a song.

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I'd love to but the driver on the disc and on the website are the same...
Couldn't really find any older versions.

Yes, both are same but if you've tried only cd then at least try the one from the website, it's better to explore every option. If I were you, I would just reinstall the OS. 

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Yes, both are same but if you've tried only cd then at least try the one from the website, it's better to explore every option. If I were you, I would just reinstall the OS. 

I've tried both.

 

I am almost sure it's not an OS and Id rather not resort to that.

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Total bummer. My experience with a few USB interfaces is I had a lot of blue screens with ASIO and WASAPI, but almost none if I used a direct sound. I noticed it happened a lot more when I was changing songs or browsing within a song.

It's strange. Audio GD used ASIO too and had no issue with it. I'll try switching to wasapi maybe but I'd rather not use DS.

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I used to have a lot of drama with USB connections when my OS was Windows XP to my DACs until I switched to Windows 8.1

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I used to have a lot of drama with USB connections when my OS was Windows XP to my DACs until I switched to Windows 8.1

It's a Windows 7 though... It's really an enigma to me...
post #4708 of 4842

Matrix M-stage 2012 version with USB DAC for only $209?!? That's a STEAL!!!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Matrix-M-Stage-Headphone-Amplifier-USB/dp/B00775POZW

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Yeah, that's the older model. The DAC is not very good, but is functional. It's a good price. I think the old model with DAC was about $260ish from official sources.
post #4710 of 4842

Just put up my HPA-2 for sale if anyone in this thread is interested.

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