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post #1936 of 1949

been away a while, but i recently got myself a df 1.2. im trying to make it work with wasapi in fb2000 but is seems like it will not go to 16 bit? so will the df not work in wasapi mode with 16bit files ?

post #1937 of 1949

I actually have a situation with the DF 1.2 and MplayerX that I am not sure if it's normal. So when playing video files off MplayerX on my mac, most of the time, the DF makes it sound distorted. This includes anime, music videos, movies, etc.  When I play the video off the mac headphone port, theres no distortion at all. I originally had a DF 1.0 which did the same exact thing, and so I returned that and was able to get DF 1.2 which did that too. When playing music off iTunes though, it was okay. The issue itself probably lies with MplayerX actually, but have you guys ever experienced that? I couldn't find out why MplayerX did that with DF1.2, and I even made sure my MplayerX was updated. 

post #1938 of 1949

Can you tell more about what kind of distortion it is?

 

If it is digital it may be because mplayerX is sending data with different sample rate than your Dragonfly is set to.

 

Open "Audio Midi Setup" it is in /Applications/Utilities

Choose DragonFly from the side panel and play with Format setting. Movies are usually in '48000.0 Hz'. Another possibility is that mplayerX is feeding Dragonfly with undecoded stream which Dragonfly is not able to decode. I don't know maplayerX enough to suggest settings (I used to use it long time ago under Linux).

 

As an alternative, try VLC player and Apple's own QuickTime.

 

Good luck!

post #1939 of 1949

Never had distortion with mine(V1 and v1.2) but then again I am not using mac and never have.

I would recommend what stefu suggested.

 

Good luck.

post #1940 of 1949
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Originally Posted by Travelbug View Post

been away a while, but i recently got myself a df 1.2. im trying to make it work with wasapi in fb2000 but is seems like it will not go to 16 bit? so will the df not work in wasapi mode with 16bit files ?

Correct. The DF is rated only as 24-bit depth. You either manually need to change it to 24 or skip WASAPI.

Another course is to download asio4all. It works greay with foobar and I noticed a slight improvement in sound...
post #1941 of 1949
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Originally Posted by mrscotchguy View Post


Correct. The DF is rated only as 24-bit depth. You either manually need to change it to 24 or skip WASAPI.

Another course is to download asio4all. It works greay with foobar and I noticed a slight improvement in sound...

so dragonfly upscales 16 to 24 bit? wont there be some kind of sound degradation doing this? maybe the reason why asia4all sounds better for you. but afaik, many more people prefer wasapi over asia sq, but like i said , ive been away for awhile so my knowledge isnt exactly mint.

post #1942 of 1949
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Originally Posted by Travelbug View Post

so dragonfly upscales 16 to 24 bit? wont there be some kind of sound degradation doing this? maybe the reason why asia4all sounds better for you. but afaik, many more people prefer wasapi over asia sq, but like i said , ive been away for awhile so my knowledge isnt exactly mint.

No. All you are doIng is padding the least significant bits with zeros from 16 to 24. Absolutely no change in sound.

Btw, many DACs have a similar requirement and the padding is done outside of the DF.
post #1943 of 1949
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

When I put the system's volume at 0 - I can still hear music!

Lowering volume to 0 in Foobar2000 really mutes the sound.

 

And when I play with balance, the left channel controls nothing, but the right channel controls sound on both sides.

 

Is this normal for DF v1.2?

 

My DF v1.2 behaves the same (tested on Win8.1).

Can anyone here test if the Left/Right balance works separately? just to confirm that my DF is not from a bad batch.

post #1944 of 1949

Is the Dragonfly 1.2 compatible with any android phone?

post #1945 of 1949
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Originally Posted by surja View Post

Is the Dragonfly 1.2 compatible with any android phone?
Needs audio player not free to work. Plus battery is shot when running the dragonfly.
post #1946 of 1949


Any specific audio player app? Do you need any external power source?

post #1947 of 1949
Usb audio player.
No external power source.
post #1948 of 1949

I got a dragonfly 1.2 and when I stop or pause the sound it misses the first few seconds of the audio when restarting a song or video. It almost acts as if it was asleep. It is lit up and getting power and my other USB sound cards don't do that when I use them on the same PC and ports. Any suggestions?

post #1949 of 1949

i bought this dac for work with my amperiors. Really quality sound I was very surprised. Definitely quite a bit better than my E17. I'll also be using it at home now with the LCDs until I get a better desktop rig for them. But very satisfied with this purchase.

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