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post #886 of 1542
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Originally Posted by Lourdin View Post

 

Thank You for the answer but with all due respect, I don't think that is the problem, because i tried with other outlet and the buzzing remains.

But today I put some duct tape on 5V pin on usb cable, and the buzzing sound is considerably lower, almost non existing :)

It appears now only when i turn the pot all the way, which i never do when listening.

 

So my next step would be to cut that wire which is responsible for 5V in the cable, and then I hope everything would be allright :)

+5V with a ground loop relates directly to it.

 

It isn't another outlet you need to try, you have to use another circuit (aka try a different room). If that can't be done, Heatfan's method would work.

post #887 of 1542

I would like to thank you all for every good advice you have given me :)

 

I already tried the plug it in outlet with no ground protection, and the buzzing was there. But as i said in previous pos,t i think that the main problem is in this 5V, so I will give my usb cable to someone who can cut that wire in it :)

If that doesn't help, I'll switch to optical, but i'm positive about earlier solution :)

 

And thank you HeatFan. I am very pleased with it :) We have some good DIYers here in Croatia :)

Well, to be honest half DIY, half pro :)

post #888 of 1542

Has anyone had a chance to use the 11.32 with a bottlehead crack?  how is the synergy?

post #889 of 1542
Just received my 11.32 with tcxo upgrades just today after a few days of shipping mishaps. Would be installing it later and pairing it with an BH clone otl amp
post #890 of 1542
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Originally Posted by xnuthecaveman View Post

Just received my 11.32 with tcxo upgrades just today after a few days of shipping mishaps. Would be installing it later and pairing it with an BH clone otl amp

Is the clone much cheaper? The Crack interests me, but it seems the amp built into this dac is more powerful.

post #891 of 1542

It's cheaper, however, not exactly BH but almost same design. Mine uses RCA JAN 6AS7 + Toshiba 6CG7. Got it for about 220USD including CCS and film caps for the output coupling and completely built.

 

In terms of power, I think, my tube amp (7 o'clock) more powerful than the 11.32 (High Gain at 9 o'clock) using a Beyer T1 :)

 

as for initial impressions, it definitely sounds cleaner than my Musiland 01, wider sound stage, tighter bass.

 

Currently using WASAPI (event) - set at 32bit / 192K though. Anyone can help with the ASIO? my foobar can detect the VIA asio but the channel mapping is blank. and when I select the VIA ASIO it says failed to initialize driver.

post #892 of 1542
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Originally Posted by xnuthecaveman View Post

It's cheaper, however, not exactly BH but almost same design. Mine uses RCA JAN 6AS7 + Toshiba 6CG7. Got it for about 220USD including CCS and film caps for the output coupling and completely built.

 

In terms of power, I think, my tube amp (7 o'clock) more powerful than the 11.32 (High Gain at 9 o'clock) using a Beyer T1 :)

 

as for initial impressions, it definitely sounds cleaner than my Musiland 01, wider sound stage, tighter bass.

 

Currently using WASAPI (event) - set at 32bit / 192K though. Anyone can help with the ASIO? my foobar can detect the VIA asio but the channel mapping is blank. and when I select the VIA ASIO it says failed to initialize driver.

Just re-install everything based exactly on the AudioGD guide video:

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Driver%20install%20video.rar

 

And it'll work.

post #893 of 1542
Thanks, tried it and it worked smily_headphones1.gif

So far I'm getting some stuttering, I need to back read and configure it some more, for now, I'll use wasapi smily_headphones1.gif
post #894 of 1542
Try kernel streaming as well. The USB-32 "via ASIO" is just KS in an ASIO wrapper. On my system, I find KS to sound just as good, if not a little cleaner. And much more stable...never any stuttering, clicks, etc.

I love Audio-gd gear but I sure wish they would release a true ASIO driver. Really my only criticism.
post #895 of 1542
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 Location Time  
16 With delivery courier NORWALK, CT - USA 11:32 AM
 

 

Gotta love DHL express shipping. I've gotten monitors, light fixtures, and now an amp quicker from Korea and China than I do from domestic shipping.

post #896 of 1542
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

Try kernel streaming as well. The USB-32 "via ASIO" is just KS in an ASIO wrapper. On my system, I find KS to sound just as good, if not a little cleaner. And much more stable...never any stuttering, clicks, etc.

I love Audio-gd gear but I sure wish they would release a true ASIO driver. Really my only criticism.

Would a true ASIO driver really be any real improvement though? Maybe the lack of that is why they never bothered? I mean, it's all bit-perfect outputs.

 

What I'd love is if the computer could auto-detect if Fb2k is doing KS or WASAPI output, and turn on/off windows sounds automatically based on this in real time. I hate having to refresh youtube pages to hear sound from video because I accidentally did not fully shut off Foobar.


Edited by jerg - 8/6/13 at 9:02am
post #897 of 1542
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Would a true ASIO driver really be any real improvement though? Maybe the lack of that is why they never bothered? I mean, it's all bit-perfect outputs.

 

What I'd love is if the computer could auto-detect if Fb2k is doing KS or WASAPI output, and turn on/off windows sounds automatically based on this in real time. I hate having to refresh youtube pages to hear sound from video because I accidentally did not fully shut off Foobar.

 

Well who knows if it would be an improvement. Comparing it to a very good true ASIO driver (CEntrance)...the Centrance driver bypasses the windows audio mixer. The driver control panel is clean and minimal. It is rock solid - no issues at all. No clicks pops, crashes, reinstalls, etc. As it should be.

 

The Via ASIO is buggy at best. And it still goes through windows mixer (you can mute and control volume in windows) And it's just a KS wrapper!  Just use KS, it's at least not buggy. Not trying to complain, it's just what works best for me. 

post #898 of 1542

KS is for XP and WASAPI is for Windows Vista or newer? 

 

Since I'm using W8, I should then use WASAPI? :) 

post #899 of 1542
I been using ks with win7 and have had no problems. Sounds fantastic
post #900 of 1542

Thanks. I'll try KS then :)

 

My OTL amp really makes the 11.32 sound fuller and with good clarity :) good synergy IMO  -- my 11.32 has only 4 hours playback though. 

 

Currently running ISOTEK cd for the 11.32.


Edited by xnuthecaveman - 8/6/13 at 2:49pm
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