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post #871 of 1931
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Originally Posted by Whippler View Post


Dragonfly should downsample 192 on its own, @least that's what it says on the box.

 

Just tried again with some 192khz music and it does not work. This is what the faq at Audioquests web site tells on the subject:

 

I purchased high-resolution music files at 24-bit/176.4kHz or 24-bit/192kHz. Can I play these files using my DragonFly?
If you have purchased a file that has a higher sample rate than 96kHz you need to configure your computer to send DragonFly audio data at a resolution no greater than 96kHz, and for the best performance the sample rate you choose should be exactly half the sample rate of the file you’re playing. For example, if you purchased a 24-bit/176.4kHz file 88.2kHz should be selected, whereas if you purchased a 24/192kHz file 96kHz should be selected. Directly divisible sample rates prevent the computer from doing sonically degrading, complex math in its conversions and allows DragonFly to sound its best.


Edited by nc8000 - 12/20/12 at 8:27am
post #872 of 1931

It seems like the DragonTail is available.  I was just at at the audio shop where I purchased my DragonFly and asked about the DT - they ordered one for me and hopefully I'll have it soon. 

For a second system, the plan is MacBook Air > DragonTail > DragonFly > GoldenGate cable > Schiit Magni >> Senn HD700 or v-moda M100 or the DragonFly directly into the M100.

 

Update - false alarm - got a note from my sales guy, apparently they're on the way to the distributor - not at retail here yet.


Edited by MickeyVee - 12/22/12 at 1:55pm
post #873 of 1931

Good news on the DT... Time to make a dealer call!

post #874 of 1931

Just got a Dragonfly and it doesn't seem to recognise formats properly.

The Dragonfly doesnt change colour whether I play a 16bit CD\FLAC or a 24bit track.

 

If I set the Sound Default Format to 24\96000 - it stays Magenta whether its a CD or a 24bit HiRes file

 

If I set it to 24\44100 it stays Green no matter what type of file I play.

 

Am I doing something wrong or is there a problem?

post #875 of 1931

The system software sets the data rate. The DF will not change it automatically.

post #876 of 1931

I must have misread the information.

I was under the impression that as the music software eg Foobar played the different formats, the DF changed colour to indicate the data rate it was converting.

post #877 of 1931
If you use direct sound in foobar it will use your Windows sound preference for output and sample rate convert to that regardless of your file If you use wasapi or asio the signal bypases Windows and gets send directly to the Dragonfly which then changes color accordingly. Btw remember that bitdepth (16/24) does not affect the color, it is sample rate (44/48/88/96) that does
post #878 of 1931
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

If you use direct sound in foobar it will use your Windows sound preference for output and sample rate convert to that regardless of your file If you use wasapi or asio the signal bypases Windows and gets send directly to the Dragonfly which then changes color accordingly. Btw remember that bitdepth (16/24) does not affect the color, it is sample rate (44/48/88/96) that does

How do I use Wasapi or asio to bypass windows 7? The songs being played change sample rates when changing from 16 to 24 bit 

post #879 of 1931

Using JRiver, I use the Wasapi event style setting to manage the Bit Rate being sent through the DF.

post #880 of 1931
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Using JRiver, I use the Wasapi event style setting to manage the Bit Rate being sent through the DF.

Thanks - that gives me a starting point to investigate Wasapi further.

post #881 of 1931
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

Thanks - that gives me a starting point to investigate Wasapi further.

 

Looks like I have sorted in it MediaMonkey and now all 3 sample rates are detected...now I can go to bed.

post #882 of 1931

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post #883 of 1931
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

 

Looks like I have sorted in it MediaMonkey and now all 3 sample rates are detected...now I can go to bed.

Glad to hear that mediaMonkey set things straight.

 

    FYI for those who use a Mac one has to change the Audio Midi setting manually when using the DF with iTunes.  I have Bitperfect and this also required a manual set up as well. Pure Music also required manual adjustments plus handshaking.  Amarra works seamlessly with the DF and changes the bit settings automatically as you play through iTunes.

post #884 of 1931
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

How do I use Wasapi or asio to bypass windows 7? The songs being played change sample rates when changing from 16 to 24 bit 

You have to download the plugins from the foobar website and the select it in Settings Output. Wasapi is the simplest to get working. Asio requires other bits of software as well
post #885 of 1931
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post


You have to download the plugins from the foobar website and the select it in Settings Output. Wasapi is the simplest to get working. Asio requires other bits of software as well
 
 

Do you notice a difference in sound between these two plugins?


Edited by fischerb - 12/23/12 at 12:42am
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