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post #751 of 1947
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Originally Posted by Alexsander View Post

 

Output in player (only this option is available): DS (Direct Sound) AudioQuest DragonFly

You may want to install the components for kernel streaming and wasapi in foobar. Once you've done this, you will be able to use these output modes with dragonfly. 

post #752 of 1947

the mode of output WASAPI works on Windows 7. (I use XP SP3)

Kernel Streaming components in foobar at me are install, but the KS : AudioQuest DragonFly option isn't present. (KS : Realtek HD Audio Output the built-in sound card is - YES)

I have only DS : AudioQuest DragonFly in window "Output Device" Foobar 2000. 


Edited by Alexsander - 10/7/12 at 1:55pm
post #753 of 1947

is anyone else having a problem with the Df not sitting properly in the usb port?

 

i had no issue for a  few weeks, but now i get intermittent digital hash every few minutes. holding it tight in the port with my hands fixes the problem. moving it to a different usb port doesn't help. it's most likely a physical connection/looseness issue. but it's almost unuseable now. wrote to AQ and waiting for a reply.

post #754 of 1947
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Originally Posted by weroflu View Post

is anyone else having a problem with the Df not sitting properly in the usb port?

 

i had no issue for a  few weeks, but now i get intermittent digital hash every few minutes. holding it tight in the port with my hands fixes the problem. moving it to a different usb port doesn't help. it's most likely a physical connection/looseness issue. but it's almost unuseable now. wrote to AQ and waiting for a reply.

I haven't experienced any issues.

 

So this just started?  I'd reach out to them and see what they say.

post #755 of 1947

it happened just a few times when i first got it, but i chalked it up to improper setup with my linux settings.

 

then it seemed to work fine for about 2-3 weeks. past week or so the motorboating is getting increasingly worse and worse. if i just raise it up a bit when it's in the usb port the problem goes away. seems like it's super sensitive to any physical movement, even the headphone plug moving will cause the same problem.

 

but i can't be sure it's a physical problem even though jiggling it around in the port solves the problem it still could be some sort of software or hardware issue. already emailed AQ, i'll see what they say. it may turn out that it's not in fact 100% compatible with some linuxes even though they advertise it as such.
 

post #756 of 1947

I'd try a different USB port.

 

I found that the Dragonfly works nicely with my Apple keyboard's USB ports, which was unexpected.

post #757 of 1947
Problem with a quality output (in foobar2000) in XP is solved!!!! I very happy!!!
Came on a site Wavelenght Audio (Gordon Rankin design) and established the recommended ASIO-driver
use version 2.10 (2.11 beta version have problem with a output 44.1kHz)
post #758 of 1947
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Originally Posted by weroflu View Post

it happened just a few times when i first got it, but i chalked it up to improper setup with my linux settings.

 

then it seemed to work fine for about 2-3 weeks. past week or so the motorboating is getting increasingly worse and worse. if i just raise it up a bit when it's in the usb port the problem goes away. seems like it's super sensitive to any physical movement, even the headphone plug moving will cause the same problem.

 

but i can't be sure it's a physical problem even though jiggling it around in the port solves the problem it still could be some sort of software or hardware issue. already emailed AQ, i'll see what they say. it may turn out that it's not in fact 100% compatible with some linuxes even though they advertise it as such.
 

 

There's another person who reported a problem like this earlier in the thread, that at least they believed it was caused by movement of the device.

 

As well mine has loosened up both ends (ie. the headphone port wiggles a tiny amount, as does the USB end).  I haven't experienced any functional issues with it, probably at about 500 hours now.  I'm a little bummed this isn't more robust in build quality... it certainly feels like it should be.


Edited by bobeau - 10/9/12 at 12:14pm
post #759 of 1947

By any chance, are you using a Mac?  I had the same problem about a month ago with my MacBook Air.  Tried the DF on my MacMini and my HP netbook and it worked fine. It drove me crazy for about a week. It ended up being a software problem on my MBA.  I ended up re-installing ML on my MBA and voila, the problem disappeared.  Go figure.

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Originally Posted by weroflu View Post

is anyone else having a problem with the Df not sitting properly in the usb port?

 

i had no issue for a  few weeks, but now i get intermittent digital hash every few minutes. holding it tight in the port with my hands fixes the problem. moving it to a different usb port doesn't help. it's most likely a physical connection/looseness issue. but it's almost unuseable now. wrote to AQ and waiting for a reply.

post #760 of 1947
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Originally Posted by judmarc View Post

 

AQ has said there will be a short flexible "Dragon Tail" extension on sale in the near future to resolve the problem of the DragonFly sticking out from the side of a laptop.


Someone probably already suggested this but if not, something like this should work fine until the DragonTail comes along:

http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Extension-Cable-A-Male-A-Female/dp/B002KNI796/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I'm sure the DragonTail will be in a slightly higher price bracket ...


Edited by USAudio - 10/9/12 at 4:37pm
post #761 of 1947

The Dragon Fly seemed like it didn't insert as far as I would have expected, but I didn't have a problem with it falling out or any sonic issues.  I was used for several weeks this way... but they way it stuck out always had me a bit nervous. I purchased a USB vertical male/female adapter which has worked out nicely.  Now the Dragon Fly sits flush against the side of the Mac and is *just* high enough that the Mac Air sits level on a work surface.

 

--Mark

post #762 of 1947
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Originally Posted by USAudio View Post


Someone probably already suggested this but if not, something like this should work fine until the DragonTail comes along:

http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Extension-Cable-A-Male-A-Female/dp/B002KNI796/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I'm sure the DragonTail will be in a slightly higher price bracket ...

 

FYI - this is exactly what I'm using and it is working perfectly well.  Not sure why I would upgrade to a DragonTail at all.

post #763 of 1947

im on an hp netbook/linux. already tried all 3 usb ports, same problem with all three. tried a right angle usb adaptor too, that didn't help.

post #764 of 1947
Originally Posted by USAudio View Post


Someone probably already suggested this but if not, something like this should work fine until the DragonTail comes along:

http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Extension-Cable-A-Male-A-Female/dp/B002KNI796/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I'm sure the DragonTail will be in a slightly higher price bracket ...

I have two main concerns with the dragonfly 1) it is so small, even in its little black pouch, that I will lose it.  I actually lost the device for a day in my computer bag it hung up on the inside of a zippered pocket. 2) the usb connection seems so unstable, even though it works, it just dangles off that usb port.  The mediabridge looks like a great solution I am going to order it now before I break the DAC, usb port, or both. 

post #765 of 1947

Hello Everyone,

 

beleive it or not having just discovered the DF i ended up at this thread and read 500+ posts before fatigue and early signs of madness set invery_evil_smiley.gifbut seriously I could not stop myself reading the mainly glowing tributes to the AQ~DF! most appear to be using this little wonder of the world as a portable device for plane trips and the like.

But I did notice a few folk were using the DF,at least for a while in there home &/or office set ups!

Just as a simple??? comparison how would the DF compare to say Firestone,V-dac,IBasso,I noticed that Nu force seemed well beated on most counts.

Just where in the League table does the DF stand in general terms to it`s near price rivals? hope this is not to stupid a question,I really am not very tech minded but would like to be;

My family (wife`s) are buying me a tablet (no not viagra) a Tablet PC: could be a Surface an Asus infinity or other.I wish to run my music files through it and am trying to put together a first time rig,which must be compact, and the components must work well together.so any advcie much appreciated.but this thread is mainly about the DF.

 

best wishes Stevebeerchug.gif

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