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post #4726 of 6535
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Originally Posted by StratocasterMan View Post

 

Yup! The E17 has an input button and you can just select between "USB," "OPT," and "COX" using that button.

And "AUX" too...

post #4727 of 6535
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Originally Posted by prsut View Post

 

Yup! The E17 has an input button and you can just select between "USB," "OPT," and "COX" using that button.
 

And "AUX" too...

 

This is great news!  Now that I know this, I am definitely going to buy the E17 for Xmas!  A present to myself! ahaha... Thanks again! :)

post #4728 of 6535

Do it! The E17 is awesome!

post #4729 of 6535
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Originally Posted by prsut View Post

And "AUX" too...

 

"AUX" becomes unavailable in the menu once the E17 is docked to the L7. It's natural, because the L7 blocks the auxiliary input physically. You can't use AUX when the E17 is docked to the L7. It doesn't matter, because now you've got USB, OPT, or COX feeding a digital signal to the E17. If you wanted to feed it an analog signal, you wouldn't be attaching it to a digital source in the first place.

post #4730 of 6535
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

Do it! The E17 is awesome!

 

+1000

post #4731 of 6535

The only sound format when using my E17 as a DAC for my laptop is 16 bit/32000 Hz.  Is this normal?  In any other setting, then sound comes out crackling and heavily distorted.  16 bit/44100 Hz was the default setting so I had to turn it down.  Not sure what this even does (something about shared mode?) but I figured I'd ask.  

 

thx

post #4732 of 6535
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Originally Posted by boomerthom View Post

The only sound format when using my E17 as a DAC for my laptop is 16 bit/32000 Hz.  Is this normal?  In any other setting, then sound comes out crackling and heavily distorted.  16 bit/44100 Hz was the default setting so I had to turn it down.  Not sure what this even does (something about shared mode?) but I figured I'd ask.  

 

thx

32000 Hz? Do you have Mac or windows? Where do you see 32000 Hz? In the Windows Sound preferences/settings menu or Mac audio options one? Are you using AUX/OPT/COAX/or USB? (OPT and COAX are SPDIF) 

What music player are you using?

 

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post #4733 of 6535
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

32000 Hz? Do you have Mac or windows? Where do you see 32000 Hz? In the Windows Sound preferences/settings menu or Mac audio options one? Are you using AUX/OPT/COAX/or USB? (OPT and COAX are SPDIF) 

What music player are you using?

 

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Windows.  Advanced menu when I click on the E17 in my list of devices.  USB.  No music player, just general sound (test audio from Advanced menu, Youtube, twitch.tv stream).

post #4734 of 6535
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Originally Posted by boomerthom View Post

Windows.  Advanced menu when I click on the E17 in my list of devices.  USB.  No music player, just general sound (test audio from Advanced menu, Youtube, twitch.tv stream).

  1. Go to start menu
  2. Type in "device manager"
  3. Find the E17. 
  4. Right click and choose to uninstall. Click yes or whatever
  5. Unplug the E17 from computer. 
  6. Replug
  7. You will see it is reinstalling drivers
  8. Go to your bottom start bar. See the volume icon?
  9. Right click and go to "playback devices"
  10. See the E17 USB blah blah? Right click "Properties" 
  11. Make sure Use This Device enable is on
  12. Check all the supported formats from 44.1 to 96KHz, nothing over or below, don't check encoded formats any of them
  13. make sure your levels are at 100
  14. Disable ALL ENHANCEMENTS (do IT) no ENHANCEMENTS
  15. In Default Format, choose 2 channel, 16 bit, 44100
  16. Check both Exclusive Mode's if they aren't checked.
  17. Open iTunes and run audio, NOT YOUTUBE.. Play a song for pete's sake. Some videos on youtube have crackly audio already.

 

Now sing the panda song. Panda Panda Panda, you are the best, panda panda, you shall get a check, panda panda panda, 

post #4735 of 6535
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 
*snip*

 

Damn, that's what I call tech support.  Thanks!

post #4736 of 6535
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Originally Posted by boomerthom View Post

 

Damn, that's what I call tech support.  Thanks!

 

 

You sing the Panda song? Thats also part of the instructions. My Panda instincts tell me that you haven't yet.

 

Post back if something goes awry or if the steps don't work.

post #4737 of 6535
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

  1. Go to start menu
  2. Type in "device manager"
  3. Find the E17. 
  4. Right click and choose to uninstall. Click yes or whatever
  5. Unplug the E17 from computer. 
  6. Replug
  7. You will see it is reinstalling drivers
  8. Go to your bottom start bar. See the volume icon?
  9. Right click and go to "playback devices"
  10. See the E17 USB blah blah? Right click "Properties" 
  11. Make sure Use This Device enable is on
  12. Check all the supported formats from 44.1 to 96KHz, nothing over or below, don't check encoded formats any of them
  13. make sure your levels are at 100
  14. Disable ALL ENHANCEMENTS (do IT) no ENHANCEMENTS
  15. In Default Format, choose 2 channel, 16 bit, 44100
  16. Check both Exclusive Mode's if they aren't checked.
  17. Open iTunes and run audio, NOT YOUTUBE.. Play a song for pete's sake. Some videos on youtube have crackly audio already.

 

Now sing the panda song. Panda Panda Panda, you are the best, panda panda, you shall get a check, panda panda panda, 

thank you for this post.

post #4738 of 6535
If 44100 works. Try going up to 96000 Hz and 24 bit in the menu
post #4739 of 6535
The Panda Song?

Do I even want to ask?
post #4740 of 6535

Very odd.  After following the above steps to troubleshoot my E17, it worked fine for the rest of the night.  Before I went to bed, I turned my E17 off and put my laptop on sleep mode.  

 

So I wake up today and do some internet browsing on my laptop.  After about an hour, I decide to listen to some music through iTunes.  I turn on my E17 and the sound is crackling and distorted just like it was yesterday, only today the settings are correct.  Setting the default format to 16/32 still fixes it though.  Reinstalling the driver didn't help.

 

Settings:

Encoded formats - none

Supported sample rates - 44.1, 96.0

Levels - all 100

Enhancements - none (none even listen in settings)

Default format - 24/44.1

Exclusive mode - both enabled

 

What the heck.


Edited by boomerthom - 11/5/12 at 3:17pm
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