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post #4051 of 6138
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I have noticed this on my Bifrost as well. It happens only very rarely, and a quick restart of the laptop fixes it up right quick. 







I had this issue with my Modi. I would get lots of jitter and sometimes Windows would lose connection of the device. I found out, when I used my 3+ FT long USB cable, it causes this issue. I switched to the shorter USB cable that I bought from schiit and that solved the problem.

post #4052 of 6138
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Originally Posted by Neo-ST View Post
 

Did any of you encounter some noise with Modi due to it being USB powered only? I read somewhere that some people needed to buy USB isolator to clean the sound, plug it into powered USB hub or into USB 3.0 port instead of USB 2.0. Just wanted to check with others whether that is a reality or paranoia at work :)

 

No. My Modi is dead quiet. I can turn the Magni gain up WFO and its still dead quiet.

post #4053 of 6138
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Originally Posted by UmustBKidn View Post
 

 Hang on to your wallet, its going to be an exciting ride, hah.

 

This is perhaps the best advice, ever...I'd keep it in mind. I could have any of our gear on my desk, and this is what I usually listen to:

 

 

Well said, good sir. I am particularly impressed by the $8000 dollar Stanford Research SR1 right next to the Vali+Modi stack. Now that is sexy. In a geeky, engineery kind of way.

post #4054 of 6138
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Originally Posted by JayDogon View Post
 

If I put my laptop to sleep mode with my schiit plugged in I get a weird clicking noise when I turn it on and play something again, the audio also gets choppy. Thats the only time I have noticed noise

 

Keyword: laptop.

 

Personally, I adjust the power settings on every one of my laptops (and my kid's laptops) so that closing the lid doesn't do anything. No sleep, no hibernate, nothing. It just keeps on doing whatever it's doing when I close the lid. I also disable shutting down the hard drives and so forth. I learned a long time ago that most laptops are not rugged enough to withstand the default power/sleep/hibernate settings that Micro$oft defaults to. Never dim the display, never turn it off, never power down the hard drives, never sleep, never hibernate, nada. It's just asking for trouble.

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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post
 

 

I have noticed this on my Bifrost as well. It happens only very rarely, and a quick restart of the laptop fixes it up right quick. 

 

From a professional software engineer: disable sleep, hibernate, and all power settings in your laptops. And your desktops for that matter. For whatever reason, the PC industry and Micro$oft have never got their collective schiit together when it comes to making hibernate/sleep/turning off hard disks work right. Solution: don't use those features.

 

The Unix crowd has never attempted this crap. Unix (including Linux) computers tend to run 24/7/365 without needing to reboot for years at a time.

 

Consider this: powering off the hard disk with the laptop still running means, the computer has to use only whatever is stored in RAM to run, until the hard drive turns back on. But Micro$oft in their infinite wisdom has stored the memory cache on the hard disk. Not in RAM. What happens if the computer needs something stored on the hard disk while it's off? Whoops.

 

Consider this: hibernate means there's a second copy of everything in RAM stored in a big file in the root directory of your primary hard drive (yeah, a second copy - the first copy is your paging file). Both of those files need to be updated every time something in memory changes. It makes your system slow down, constantly, all day long. It's just not worth the extra overhead and drag on the speed of your system. Want to see them? Open a command prompt, then type:

 

CD \

dir /a:h

 

Look for hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys. The former stores a snapshot of running RAM, the latter stores cache information. You really need pagefile.sys, but you don't need the hibernate file. It'll take some fiddling with the power settings to get rid of it, but I recommend doing so.

post #4056 of 6138
Just Bought a magni and a modi off of @fr45er on the market place smily_headphones1.gif not very often you find someone in the UK selling schiit gear.
Can't wait!
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:-)  Its on its way!  You will get them by 13:00 tomorrow

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Stupid question. If I wanted to hook my Sennheiser Momentums directly up to Modi, would I need this type of adapter?

post #4059 of 6138
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Stupid question. If I wanted to hook my Sennheiser Momentums directly up to Modi, would I need this type of adapter?

You cant hook headphones directly to a dac and expect any sound to come out of it.
You need an amplifier for that.
post #4060 of 6138

Double RCAs are used to connect Modi with Magni, but then all RCA jacks are used, so you can only connect headphones to front 6.3mm jack...

post #4061 of 6138
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Originally Posted by Netrum View Post


You cant hook headphones directly to a dac and expect any sound to come out of it.
You need an amplifier for that.

Yes there is sound coming (I've tried), but it sounds bad.

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Anyone have random audio dropouts on their Bifrost when using ethernet on a laptop?  I normally just use wifi, but I ran an ethernet line to my stack location recently and found that when connected on that it causes random dropouts.  No problem while on wifi though.  I'm puzzled.  Any suggestions for things to look for?

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Originally Posted by UmustBKidn View Post
 

 

Micro$oft

 

post #4064 of 6138
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Originally Posted by Netrum View Post


I hope your doing a thorough comparison to your current setup.
Also I have the Asgard 2 and Modi combo. And I love it biggrin.gif

I'll most definitely be doing.   I've loved m e17/e9k combo since I got it; but it just can't handle the 650.  And for whatever reason my o2/ODAC just isn't very good with anything I have *but* my 650s. First world problems.  I'll pick up a tube amp eventually regardless I'm sure but I have high hopes for this combo to be my center point.

 

Should I expected good tracking number/etc?  I ordered 1/24, and haven't received any updates since(Website still lists as Order Status: Magni shipping 4 - 5 days), I wouldn't worry but I'd like to work from home the day this gets delivered due to sub-zero temperatures. (Pennsylvania)

post #4065 of 6138

I'm curious, for those who have with Bifrost and Gungnir, do you use S/PDIF in or USB in?  Is one preferred over the other?  If you are coming out of a laptop with optical out, like my MBP, which would be preferred? 

 

This is purely for my curiosity, as I only have Modi, and don't intend on upgrading soon.  So please, enlighten me.

 

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