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post #5776 of 12183
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Nick is quick. (Tech support)

Yeah, got my answer - its in the Schiit site FAQ. Basically I need a powered USB hub between the Mac and the Dac. Similar problem arise with Windows 8 PCs as well so its not a Mac thing exclusively but still...

post #5777 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

Yeah, got my answer - its in the Schiit site FAQ. Basically I need a powered USB hub between the Mac and the Dac. Similar problem arise with Windows 8 PCs as well so its not a Mac thing exclusively but still...

Actually my windows Laptop/ PC's can go directly to my Schiit Bifrost, it's my smartphone and iPod Touch 5G that require the USB Hub. The Laptop/PC can supply the necessary current via USB but it's my portable devices that cannot.


Edited by StanD - 6/20/14 at 7:44pm
post #5778 of 12183

My Macbook Air plugs into Bifrost with no problems at all, whether running on battery or not.  Don't need a powered hub.  Am ? mystified why you're having that problem?

post #5779 of 12183
I suppose
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Originally Posted by Billheiser View Post

My Macbook Air plugs into Bifrost with no problems at all, whether running on battery or not.  Don't need a powered hub.  Am ? mystified why you're having that problem?

Luck of the draw I suppose..
post #5780 of 12183
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

Actually my windows Laptop/ PC's can go directly to my Schiit Bifrost, it's my smartphone and iPod Touch 5G that require the USB Hub. The Laptop/PC can supply the necessary current via USB but it's my portable devices that cannot.

Can you show me a link to a suitable powered Usb hub? I'm confused with so many options out there..
post #5781 of 12183
Gear Head USB 2.0 4-Port Hub with Energy Saving Switch (AC Powered) (RoHS) (UH5500ESP)

Oops that's not the actual link, but paste that description into Amazon and you'll have it. $13.

Also, look at schiit's website, FAQ section, "troubleshooting" for USB and dac's.
post #5782 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Billheiser View Post

Gear Head USB 2.0 4-Port Hub with Energy Saving Switch (AC Powered) (RoHS) (UH5500ESP)

Oops that's not the actual link, but paste that description into Amazon and you'll have it. $13.

Also, look at schiit's website, FAQ section, "troubleshooting" for USB and dac's.

I don't think it's in their FAQ anymore. I got it a Amazon, link below.

http://www.amazon.com/Gear-Head-4-Port-Powered-UH5500ESP/dp/B004OBZ088

post #5783 of 12183

Are the Mjolnir pre-outs supposed to automatically switch off when I plug in my headphones, as the Asgard does? Not an issue either way, but wanted to make sure I wasn't crazy. I could be, but that'd be for a different forum, I suppose :)

post #5784 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post


Yes, they are Usb3.0 ports. Is it possible to buy some sort of adaptor to make it seem like a Usb2.0?

Ross,

I don't have a problem with either the Gungnir or the Bifrost with the USB 3.0 ports. Could be your cable or the Modi.

post #5785 of 12183
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

I don't think it's in their FAQ anymore. I got it a Amazon, link below.
http://www.amazon.com/Gear-Head-4-Port-Powered-UH5500ESP/dp/B004OBZ088

Yea it's still in the faq. So I've gotten myself a powered external Usb hub. Hopefully it works.
post #5786 of 12183
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Ross,
I don't have a problem with either the Gungnir or the Bifrost with the USB 3.0 ports. Could be your cable or the Modi.

I dunno, man. Could be luck of the draw. I've gotten the external powered hub so hopefully it will work. Will try it out tonight and report back.
post #5787 of 12183

Glad to report back that with the external powered hub in place, the Modi gets connected : ) Finally some tunes whilst I audition the Audirvana software during its free trial period. Sounds pretty good. I must say even Spotify+ sounds better thru the Mac Air..

post #5788 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

Glad to report back that with the external powered hub in place, the Modi gets connected : ) Finally some tunes whilst I audition the Audirvana software during its free trial period. Sounds pretty good. I must say even Spotify+ sounds better thru the Mac Air..

Looks like we can chalk up one more in the win column. Listen some more and let us know how you feel.

:popcorn: we're waiting.

post #5789 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post

Glad to report back that with the external powered hub in place, the Modi gets connected : ) Finally some tunes whilst I audition the Audirvana software during its free trial period. Sounds pretty good. I must say even Spotify+ sounds better thru the Mac Air..
Finally indeed, you catch a break. Good for you and have a blast.
post #5790 of 12183
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Originally Posted by mwillits View Post
 

Are the Mjolnir pre-outs supposed to automatically switch off when I plug in my headphones, as the Asgard does? Not an issue either way, but wanted to make sure I wasn't crazy. I could be, but that'd be for a different forum, I suppose :)

 

If they don't shut off, the Mjolnir might be from before they started doing that on the amps. The original Lyr didn't shut them off, the Asgard 2 was the first to shut them off, and the Lyr 2 now also shuts them off.

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