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post #4531 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Snips View Post
 

No, I'm currently running it straight off my laptop's USB port. Nick from Schiit recommended getting a powered USB hub, so I may get one just for the Bifrost. 

 

That's weird... I really doubt Bifrost is using any bus power from USB, so what's the point..

 

Try running the USBLyzer to see what other devices might conflict with Bifrost's USB device.

 

http://www.usblyzer.com/download.htm


Edited by madwolfa - 2/20/14 at 6:19pm
post #4532 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Snips View Post
 

 

No, I'm currently running it straight off my laptop's USB port. Nick from Schiit recommended getting a powered USB hub, so I may get one just for the Bifrost. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

That's weird... I really doubt Bifrost is using any bus power from USB, so what's the point..

 

Try running the USBLyzer to see what other devices might conflict with Bifrost's USB device.

 

http://www.usblyzer.com/download.htm

Maybe this time Nick from Schiit doesn't have his Schiit straight.

post #4533 of 12183
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

That's weird... I really doubt Bifrost is using any bus power from USB, so what's the point..

 

Try running the USBLyzer to see what other devices might conflict with Bifrost's USB device.

 

http://www.usblyzer.com/download.htm

+1.  Great post. 

post #4534 of 12183
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Maybe this time Nick from Schiit doesn't have his Schiit straight.

 

Who knows, maybe Windows would treat the active USB hub device differently.

post #4535 of 12183
I don't think so, probably an I/O handling problem.

Edited by Rem0o - 2/20/14 at 6:40pm
post #4536 of 12183
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

Who knows, maybe Windows would treat the active USB hub device differently.

I doubt it, It's a protocol subject to software bugs and hardware flubs. I don't think that Windoze would even know if there's a hub in place.

post #4537 of 12183
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

I doubt it, It's a protocol subject to software bugs and hardware flubs. I don't think that Windoze would even know if there's a hub in place.

 

Powered USB hubs are usually active devices, they would appear in the Device Manager.

USB audio has always been quirky though.

post #4538 of 12183
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

Powered USB hubs are usually active devices, they would appear in the Device Manager.

USB audio has always been quirky though.

Quirky drivers that operate in unprotected kernel space of the OS. They show up in Device Manager because they communicate to Windoze following a specific protocol. Either side drops the ball and the Schiit stops flowing. You would think that being it's the year 2014 that everyone could get their Schiit straight by now.

post #4539 of 12183
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Quirky drivers that operate in unprotected kernel space of the OS. They show up in Device Manager because they communicate to Windoze following a specific protocol. Either side drops the ball and the Schiit stops flowing. You would think that being it's the year 2014 that everyone could get their Schiit straight by now.


I think its safe to say Schiit is getting out of hand...

post #4540 of 12183
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You would think that being it's the year 2014 that everyone could get their Schiit straight by now.

 

Funny is that in 2014 Windows still doesn't natively support USB Audio 2.0...

post #4541 of 12183

Should I throw my laptop out of my window and get a desktop setup instead? That way I can use coaxial and optical out :biggrin:

post #4542 of 12183
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Should I throw my laptop out of my window and get a desktop setup instead? That way I can use coaxial and optical out :biggrin:

 

Thats the reaction i have every time one of my computers is doing something stupid...

post #4543 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Snips View Post
 

Should I throw my laptop out of my window and get a desktop setup instead? That way I can use coaxial and optical out :biggrin:


lol not really necessary I don't think. Or you could build a mini-itx PC and drop a decent soundcard in it that way you don't have to use ****ty on-board audio controllers!

post #4544 of 12183
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lol not really necessary I don't think. Or you could build a mini-itx PC and drop a decent soundcard in it that way you don't have to use ****ty on-board audio controllers!

 

My ASUS Maximus V Gene has pretty decent Realtek ALC898. At least I'm able to get the proper S/PDIF digital output (not locked at 48 KHz or some other BS).

post #4545 of 12183
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

My ASUS Maximus V Gene has pretty decent Realtek ALC898. At least I'm able to get the proper S/PDIF digital output (not locked at 48 KHz or some other BS).


I read that the Maximus V Gene had a decent onboard DAC... that board is the **** though. ASUS did that board right.

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