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post #1381 of 1567

My new PWD MKII is running with firmware 243. Playback (music) briefly stutters when changing tracks having different sample rates. Anyone else here have similar experience? Thanks.

post #1382 of 1567
I would put a post up at ps audio , you will get a dsd response. Also include how you are using the pwdmkii as in USB i2s or what ever. . It does sound like to me the CPU you are using thogh. It it I slow to hand shack the track info .
Also native x or not and depict exactly what you are doing to mKe it happen.
But I am guessing.

Al
Edited by ALRAINBOW - 3/19/14 at 1:31pm
post #1383 of 1567

Thanks. I'll try posting at PS Audio, although despite registering there--continue having problems logging in the forums..

post #1384 of 1567
I did have issues too. Make a new name and pass word or email Paul CEO . You also need a name and password for each forum. . Meaning community , Paul's post,s and so on. I have no idea why. I made all of mine the same. .

Good luck if not PM me what the issue is and circumstance. And I will post it for you and the results.

Al
post #1385 of 1567

Thanks Al. I reinstalled the firmware and USB driver and stuttering problem is now gone. I've given up on posting on the PS Audio forums. I get the following message each time I try to sign up to a forum "User registration is currently not allowed". I'll contact PS Audio via email about this.


Edited by whatcomfalls - 3/21/14 at 1:34pm
post #1386 of 1567

Does anyone know how to DIY convert PWD2 voltage from 120V to 230V? I have an 120V DAC and using it with a voltage transformer, but I think it's best to have the correct voltage directly inside the DAC.

 

I have done a bit of looking inside and reading and I suspect it is quite simple to convert the voltage, but I'd appreciate any feedback or additional info.

 

In these pics here, I suspect this is a 230V wiring:

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/psaudio7/dac_power.jpg

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/psaudio7/dac_expansion_inside.jpg

 

Notice the red jumper wire connecting pin 2 and 3 on the green colour terminal block

In my DAC which is 120V wired I have 2 jumper wires, connecting pin 1 to 3 and pin 2 to 4.

 

I suspect the conversion 120V to 230V is as simple as taking out the two jumper wires and connecting one wire as in the pictures to pin 2 and 3.

 

Is anyone able to confirm?


Edited by negura - 3/22/14 at 7:45am
post #1387 of 1567
Post on ps audio forum.
Best way to know if it can be done
Al
post #1388 of 1567

I've just done that. Let's see: http://www.psaudio.com/forum/#/discussion/6646/pwd2-voltage-conversion-120v-230v

 

In terms of getting it done, it's for sure doable. They state so on the PS Audio website. But they will ask you to contact a dealer for the change who will charge you 200$ or similar local currency. If the dealer can do it, it must be simple and I bet it can't involve any soldering or anything complex.

post #1389 of 1567

Perhaps a silly question:

 

Will DSD format music play on PWD II? I go from MAC > Audirvana + > PWD. I know if it did it wold be as PCM.

post #1390 of 1567
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post
 

Perhaps a silly question:

 

Will DSD format music play on PWD II? I go from MAC > Audirvana + > PWD. I know if it did it wold be as PCM.

 

If Audirvana plays DSD on the Mac, it will convert to PCM if the DAC doesn't support DSD.  It does that for the internal DAC > headphone out as well.

post #1391 of 1567
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
 

 

If Audirvana plays DSD on the Mac, it will convert to PCM if the DAC doesn't support DSD.  It does that for the internal DAC > headphone out as well.

Thanks for the info and what I saw today verifies what you say. :beerchug:

When I  listened today Audirvana showed it was playing DSD and the DAC was playing 24/196........the sound I heard was equal to the best sounding music my system ever produced. The only other Hi rez format I have is 24/96 FLAC and it sounds pretty darn good too.  When music sounds good its a beautiful thing 

post #1392 of 1567

Currently, the upgrade kit is about $3000. Would you guys think that the DirectStream upgrade kit would be available from other distributors like the MKII upgrade kit?

 

In the past, I think the MKII upgrade kit was available for 3 months after its release date. Correct me if I am mistaken.

post #1393 of 1567
Quote:
Originally Posted by gzone3lement View Post

Currently, the upgrade kit is about $3000. Would you guys think that the DirectStream upgrade kit would be available from other distributors like the MKII upgrade kit?



 



In the past, I think the MKII upgrade kit was available for 3 months after its release date. Correct me if I am mistaken.


 



Yes, the upgrade kit will be available through PS Audio dealers and depending on the dealer, for less $$$. A lot less. A dealer already quoted me a price.
post #1394 of 1567

Anyone have the link to the latest Windows 8 compatible driver?  Having problems finding the link.

post #1395 of 1567
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crashem View Post
 

Anyone have the link to the latest Windows 8 compatible driver?  Having problems finding the link.

 

http://www.psaudio.com/vanilla/discussion/6421/usb-driver-for-windows-8


Edited by whatcomfalls - 4/2/14 at 10:02pm
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