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post #376 of 525

Hi,

 

Just to leave my input here. I have the Mac Mini, Audirvana, hiface 2, rega dac combo. Have been looking for improvements in the sq and thus decided to try the battery supply for the hiface 2, as the cost is negigible:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sanyo-165201425-Eneloop-Battery-Booster/dp/B00197ZHRO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367262790&sr=8-1&keywords=eneloop+booster

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Quality-50cm-USB2-0-Dual-power-Y-extension-cable-for-broadband-dongle-stick-/140834737300?pt=UK_Computing_Mobile_Broadband_Devices&hash=item20ca678c94

 

Just 14 £. Have just tried this evening and happy with what I am listening to. No blind tests, etc. so far but have listened to several songs I am used to and my impressions are more control and definition.

 

For its cost, certainly worth it.

post #377 of 525

losing it with my hiface2.

driver is so unreliable.

have installed latest version 1.6.1 

 

although when looking at driver properties it still states 1.6.0  ????

 

really considering alternative like jkspdif.

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post #378 of 525
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post

losing it with my hiface2.

driver is so unreliable.

have installed latest version 1.6.1 

 

although when looking at driver properties it still states 1.6.0  ????

 

really considering alternative like jkspdif.

mad.gif


What problem do you have?

Try modded for hiface 1.63 http://www.head-fi.org/t/601203/m2tech-hiface-2/255#post_9101611, that would be the latest driver available.

post #379 of 525
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


What problem do you have?

Try modded for hiface 1.63 http://www.head-fi.org/t/601203/m2tech-hiface-2/255#post_9101611, that would be the latest driver available.

hi

thanks for the reply, but it did not go well for me.

followed the instructions, but driver did not install properly.

 

tried again without the updated ini inf files and device was not recognised.

i am sure it is something i am doing  wrong confused.gif

post #380 of 525
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post

hi

thanks for the reply, but it did not go well for me.

followed the instructions, but driver did not install properly.

 

tried again without the updated ini inf files and device was not recognised.

i am sure it is something i am doing  wrong confused.gif

scrap that.

tried again and it works! smily_headphones1.gif

time will tell if it cures the issues i've had though.

cheers

post #381 of 525

well it did not take long, this driver is not good either, i guess

post #382 of 525

my problems appear to be worse with the luckit driver.

before when using m2tech's driver, a simple un-plug- replug of the device would get it working again. not so now, had to re-boot pc.

problem is more frequent now too.

post #383 of 525
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post

my problems appear to be worse with the luckit driver.

before when using m2tech's driver, a simple un-plug- replug of the device would get it working again. not so now, had to re-boot pc.

problem is more frequent now too.

Before you panic, note if the dropout is occurring when music is playing or when you boot and first try to use the system through your Hiface2. I also have an occasional time when I start my computer from a cold boot and it does not recognize the Hiface2 until I unplug and reinsert it. That is a Windows problem not really a Hiface problem. If you are getting dropouts after the computer has already recognized the Hiface2 and during a session when you were using it but it stopped working, then that is a different animal. You have already said that you have duplicate drivers and sometimes a simple uninstall will not get those duplicates out. That is a Windows issue. Some times, in the most extreme cases, the only solution is a clean install of Windows and start over. It would be easier to go into the Windows system 32/ Drivers folder and delete the drivers, but you better know what you are doing before you try that. You would also need to make manual changes to your registry, not for the faint of heart.

 

A clean install of Windows will fix it for sure unless you are dealing with hardware failure which is not likely.

post #384 of 525
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Originally Posted by Chodi View Post

Before you panic, note if the dropout is occurring when music is playing or when you boot and first try to use the system through your Hiface2. I also have an occasional time when I start my computer from a cold boot and it does not recognize the Hiface2 until I unplug and reinsert it. That is a Windows problem not really a Hiface problem. If you are getting dropouts after the computer has already recognized the Hiface2 and during a session when you were using it but it stopped working, then that is a different animal. You have already said that you have duplicate drivers and sometimes a simple uninstall will not get those duplicates out. That is a Windows issue. Some times, in the most extreme cases, the only solution is a clean install of Windows and start over. It would be easier to go into the Windows system 32/ Drivers folder and delete the drivers, but you better know what you are doing before you try that. You would also need to make manual changes to your registry, not for the faint of heart.

 

A clean install of Windows will fix it for sure unless you are dealing with hardware failure which is not likely.

sometimes it is not recognised on boot up, sometimes it boots up ok and then drops off without being used and sometimes it drops mid-session.

post #385 of 525
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post

sometimes it is not recognised on boot up, sometimes it boots up ok and then drops off without being used and sometimes it drops mid-session.


You need to clean out the old drivers properly. Install the one you had originally than run uninstall.exe from its installation folder. (Program Files/M2Tech or LuckIt)

Do this for each driver version you installed, disconnect HiFace, reboot the computer and do the clean installation with one of the latest drivers (1.61 or 1.63).

1) In USB Audio Control Panel make sure to switch Streaming Mode from Power Save to Always On (the one that gets installed with driver)

2) In Windows Control Panel Sound disable All Enhancements for HiFace and make sure that both check boxes under Advanced/Exclusive Mode are checked

3) In Windows Device manager go through each USB Root Hub and uncheck Allow computer to turn off this device to save power check box under Power tab, reboot.

4) Playback software, I am using Foobar2000 with ASIO, I am sure there are proponents and opponents of this as well as WASAPI and KS. I personally prefer KS and ASIO over WASAPI.

 

My HiFace is recognized on reboot on one computer and not on the other, I usually just replug it, not a biggie for me.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 5/20/13 at 11:58am
post #386 of 525
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


You need to clean out the old drivers properly. Install the one you had originally than run uninstall.exe from its installation folder. (Program Files/M2Tech or LuckIt)

Do this for each driver version you installed, disconnect HiFace, reboot the computer and do the clean installation with one of the latest drivers (1.61 or 1.63).

1) In USB Audio Control Panel make sure to switch Streaming Mode from Power Save to Always On (the one that gets installed with driver)

2) In Windows Control Panel Sound disable All Enhancements for HiFace and make sure that both check boxes under Advanced/Exclusive Mode are checked

3) In Windows Device manager go through each USB Root Hub and uncheck Allow computer to turn off this device to save power check box under Power tab, reboot.

4) Playback software, I am using Foobar2000 with ASIO, I am sure there are proponents and opponents of this as well as WASAPI and KS. I personally prefer KS and ASIO over WASAPI.

 

My HiFace is recognized on reboot on one computer and not on the other, I usually just replug it, not a biggie for me.

wow thanks for the extensive reply.

unfortunately i no longer have the older versions of previously installed drivers. but whenever i uninstall anything i always run tune-up to clear out anything left behind.

item 1) this was set to "power save", corrected!

item 2) although no enhancement check boxes were ticked, the "disable enhancements was NOT ticked either, it is now.

item 3) two or three of the many usb root hubs in the list were indeed set to power save, corrected.

item 4) i use foobar and wasapi. as there were quite a few changes made above, i will leave this "as is" for now and see how i get on.

again , many thanks for your help, there is no way i would have known about all these settings.wink_face.gif

 

watch this space, who knows you may have fixed the issues i was having with my usb mouse too!

post #387 of 525

been running now for 1.5 hours this evening , no botherbigsmile_face.gif

 

mouse is still playing up though, but i can live with that

post #388 of 525
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post

been running now for 1.5 hours this evening , no botherbigsmile_face.gif

 

mouse is still playing up though, but i can live with that

About a year ago I had problems with a usb mouse that I had for years and kept blaming it on Windows or my then new motherboard. In the end it was a defective mouse. After I changed the mouse problems were gone. At the time I felt rather silly for not blaming it on the mouse itself.

post #389 of 525

1.67 xmos drivers reporting, knock yourselves out: http://meridian-audio.com/en/collections/products/explorer-1000/4/support/ ^^

post #390 of 525
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1.67 xmos drivers reporting, knock yourselves out: http://meridian-audio.com/en/collections/products/explorer-1000/4/support/ ^^

 


Cool, thanks a bunch. Interesting, buffer settings gone. Any idea where to look for release notes.

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