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post #991 of 1336

sorry late to this party.  how does this work as pre-amp?  i see no volume control      anyone try their W4SmPRE product which is dac/pre and has volume?   thanks 

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post #992 of 1336

The Wa4 DAC-2 can be a pre-amp. It has a small remote control for volume, input selection, Balance, HT Bypass and a couple of other options. It has both RCA unbalanced and XLR Balanced outs.


Edited by longbowbbs - 3/2/13 at 2:33pm
post #993 of 1336

thanks

post #994 of 1336

Hi guys,

 

I just got a DAC-2. I'm hearing a constant 0.5-1s delay in the output relative to what I see on my computer screen. This is not problematic for audio play back but when I'm trying to watch movies or watch video clips online, it becomes a huge annoyance due to video and audio not in sync. Do you guys know how I can correct this issue? Thanks in advance

post #995 of 1336

I had similar problem years ago with my HTPC. I would start with unistalling DAC drivers and clearing registry with for example jv16 power tools and then restarting PC and installing drivers again.

 

If this does not help quick re installation of OS will defo solve your problem.

 

Also easy way of testing is taking your DAC to different PC and making sure it is working no problem there.

 

Good luck
 

post #996 of 1336

My DAC-2 has never done that

It sounds more like a software issue, like sebna advised

Start trouble-shooting ...

might try to provide a bit more details about your setup

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post #997 of 1336

Doesn't the USB input buffer and re clock the signal to keep jitter down? I get audio delay with the USB input. But not with the others. I expect that.

post #998 of 1336

My bad, should have provided more details.

 

I'm using a MBP retina with usb out. I play audio using amarra and video using VLC player. There are no options to adjust output from the macbook to the DAC. So I'm not sure what is wrong in the chain. I've never noticed the same problem using inferior dacs such as the schiit bifrost

 

Update:

 

I have just formatted my macbook and the same issue still persist. no idea what to do. Help guys?


Edited by ribeye - 3/30/13 at 10:53pm
post #999 of 1336

I don't say I'm right, but I have a W4S DAC-2 and my experience is consistent with yours. And that is exactly what I expect to happen.

 

One of the features of the W4S as I read about it was how it handles a USB inputted signal. It stores the sound in a buffer and re-clocks it and then sends it out. This takes a few milliseconds compared to the way the other inputs pass the signal. I know exactly what you are talking about. When I use Airplay to all my rooms, if the W4S is using the USB input the sound is delayed. But try another input and you will see there is no delay.

 

I have used the USB output of my MacBook Pro to the W4S. But I have also used the optical output directly from the laptop. You can get an adapter cable to go from the smaller Toslink plug of the laptop to the standard square shape input of the W4S.

 

Everything you say about your setup suggests to me that there is nothing wrong at all. Try using the optical out (Toslink) of the MacBook when you are watching a movie and your problem will disappear. The jury is still out I think about which input on the W4S is the best anyway. I believe the whole purpose of making the W4S is so that the USB input can finally be as 'audio-quality' as the other inputs. That was not always the case.

post #1000 of 1336

interesting idea to compare usb with spdif or toslink

IMO the usb on the DAC-2 is not great, its spdif input sounds much better

 

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post #1001 of 1336
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interesting idea to compare usb with spdif or toslink

IMO the usb on the DAC-2 is not great, its spdif input sounds much better

 

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+1

post #1002 of 1336
Thread Starter 

Any word on the W4S DAC2 upgrades?

post #1003 of 1336

We'll have to contact Clint. The group tends to focus on what counts and not what's trending. I'd like to see DSD playback capability.

post #1004 of 1336
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Originally Posted by jtinto View Post

interesting idea to compare usb with spdif or toslink

IMO the usb on the DAC-2 is not great, its spdif input sounds much better

 

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No easy way to get SPDIF out of a MacBook Pro...  

post #1005 of 1336

No problem getting SPDIF out of a MACBook Pro. You need the optical cable adapter to use the HP out on the MBPro as the optical out.

 

 

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