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post #1876 of 6513
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Originally Posted by AppleDappleman View Post

Problem with my E17 help?

So i've been using the E17 perfectly, using the optical, now I wanted to try to use the USB because I was curious, 

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To that setting (This isn't the correct audio playback but I don't want it to crash so I'm using a different one) I always get the blue screen. 

Is it not worth to keep trying over and over? Am I missing something I'm supposed to download? Also, when using the optical is it making the E17 a DAC or an Amp?


what crashes? when you use 96KHz or 192KHz? if it crashes when using any of them, it would be a hardware or software error. this is probably on your hardware and software end.  

proceed with my advice only if you maybe want help/solution i am not responsible for any damages or lost data; lets continue. make a restore point on your computer. then go and download the newest driver for your S/PDIF. it might be your chipset driver, south bridge and or audio driver. update as you see fit. then try again

 

When using with computer over USB, or S/PDIF(coaxil or optical toslink) the E17 will engage it's DAC and amp. when using through AUX in, the E17's amp is engaged. the DAC is not.

 

post #1877 of 6513

By that windows picture, it looks like he's trying to change the resolution on his internal sound card, not the E17. His system may be crashing because it doesn't support the higher resolution? You'd think that it wouldn't have the available setting in the first place.


Edited by SoundDreamer - 2/26/12 at 2:31pm
post #1878 of 6513
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post


what crashes? when you use 96KHz or 192KHz? if it crashes when using any of them, it would be a hardware or software error. this is probably on your hardware and software end.  

proceed with my advice only if you maybe want help/solution i am not responsible for any damages or lost data; lets continue. make a restore point on your computer. then go and download the newest driver for your S/PDIF. it might be your chipset driver, south bridge and or audio driver. update as you see fit. then try again

 

When using with computer over USB, or S/PDIF(coaxil or optical toslink) the E17 will engage it's DAC and amp. when using through AUX in, the E17's amp is engaged. the DAC is not.

 

When using my USB 3.0 slot or 2.0 I can't even set it to 192Khz. I'm not full sure why, but I'm going to download the newest driver for the S/PDIF right now and come back. 

Wish me luck haha
 

 

post #1879 of 6513

For the E17, USB is 24/96 max and for optical/coax 24/196

post #1880 of 6513
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

QUESTION TO EVERYONE:

 

I have asked before and a few users came to answer. How many people have a small rattle in their E17? Shake it a bit in all directions. Oh and shake at your own expense, if it slips out of your hands or the little rattle does system is not my fault or anything. 

...

Mine rattles faintly when shaken in any direction.

 

 

post #1881 of 6513
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Originally Posted by SoundDreamer View Post

By that windows picture, it looks like he's trying to change the resolution on his internal sound card, not the E17. His system may be crashing because it doesn't support the higher resolution? You'd think that it wouldn't have the available setting in the first place.



....crap your right. i thought he was on E17 settings



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Originally Posted by AppleDappleman View Post

When using my USB 3.0 slot or 2.0 I can't even set it to 192Khz. I'm not full sure why, but I'm going to download the newest driver for the S/PDIF right now and come back. 

Wish me luck haha
 

 

USB only supports up to 192KHz for the E17. SPDIF is what supports 192 KHz. also it may be different for you but the E17 in a USB slot usually has it's name on it instead of the generic sound chip name. for example

 

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my system calls it SPDIF but it's USB. SPDIF Interface (TX1) is my real optical S/PDIF connection
 

 



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Originally Posted by xxhaxx View Post

For the E17, USB is 24/96 max and for optical/coax 24/196

yeah thanks. i forgot to check which one he was setting
 

 

post #1882 of 6513

Hmm, when I use my E17 on my mac it defaults to 48k, 16bit. Does anyone know how to switch it to 96k, 24bit on a Mac? 

post #1883 of 6513

You cannot switch from 16 bit/48K t o 24bit/96K. Those are the output from your source. So if your song is 24/96 then it would appear as 24/96. But you also have to be in WASAPI/ASIO mode.

post #1884 of 6513

Well I explained earlier, that I wasn't showing the correct one because I was afraid it would crash just checking the properties (before changing the settings on the E17 but here)

Untitled.png Here is the real one once I insert E17.

 

 

Untitled1.pngThis is the setting I chose. 

Apply, and bam blue screen again even after updating the audio drivers. It might be just my computer because if it is only mine then i don't mind considering i'm using the optical cable and I don't think there is any benefits of using USB. But if it does this to even my friend's laptop then its going to get annoying considering it doesn't have an optical cable.

In the end its broken but i'm still happy.


****Different Topic****

 

Is getting the CmoyBB paired with this for my Dt770 80ohms going to benefit my cans at all or should I just save up for future amps and headphones?(Way in the future haha)

 

post #1885 of 6513
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Originally Posted by Y2HBK View Post

Hmm, when I use my E17 on my mac it defaults to 48k, 16bit. Does anyone know how to switch it to 96k, 24bit on a Mac? 



don't worry. i got you Y2K.

 

open up "Audio Midi Setup"

 

you will see blah and blah. just set the format and interger and what not to what you want

 

looks like this:

Screen Shot 2012-01-28 at 8.02.38 PM.png

 

remember. Mac OSX limits S/PDIF output to 96KHz

post #1886 of 6513
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Originally Posted by xxhaxx View Post

You cannot switch from 16 bit/48K t o 24bit/96K. Those are the output from your source. So if your song is 24/96 then it would appear as 24/96. But you also have to be in WASAPI/ASIO mode.



you can. it's called down sampling. E17 and most DAC's do it :D 

 

original.0



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Originally Posted by AppleDappleman View Post

Well I explained earlier, that I wasn't showing the correct one because I was afraid it would crash just checking the properties (before changing the settings on the E17 but here)

 Here is the real one once I insert E17.

 

 

This is the setting I chose. 

Apply, and bam blue screen again even after updating the audio drivers. It might be just my computer because if it is only mine then i don't mind considering i'm using the optical cable and I don't think there is any benefits of using USB. But if it does this to even my friend's laptop then its going to get annoying considering it doesn't have an optical cable.

In the end its broken but i'm still happy.


****Different Topic****

 

Is getting the CmoyBB paired with this for my Dt770 80ohms going to benefit my cans at all or should I just save up for future amps and headphones?(Way in the future haha)

 

did you update drivers?
 

 

post #1887 of 6513
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post



you can. it's called down sampling. E17 and most DAC's do it :D 

 

original.0

did you update drivers?
 

 


Oh sorry I thought I included that info. Yes I did, same effect. I'm going to try it on my girlfriend's macbook later i guess. Had to download the drivers from Realtek. Any other ideas? I'm going to try it later on my girlfriend's macbook and if that doesn't work then I don't know what will. 

 

post #1888 of 6513

I don't get any rattle at all, no matter how hard I shake it in any direction. SN 771.

post #1889 of 6513
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post



don't worry. i got you Y2K.

 

open up "Audio Midi Setup"

 

you will see blah and blah. just set the format and interger and what not to what you want

 

looks like this:

Screen Shot 2012-01-28 at 8.02.38 PM.png

 

remember. Mac OSX limits S/PDIF output to 96KHz


Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!!!

post #1890 of 6513
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Originally Posted by SniperCzar View Post

I don't get any rattle at all, no matter how hard I shake it in any direction. SN 771.


Mine rattles SN 779

 

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