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post #1186 of 3640

I haven´t tested the other inputs. I should have an AES/EBU to test the other spdif but I haven´t....Which software do you mean?

post #1187 of 3640
The drivers in the CPU.
You need to test other inputs before going crazy
On just one input. USB is a good start
It could be something in the CPU stoping it.
Now if you have a CD player with a spidif output
Try using that. No CPU just direct. Let us know if it worlks
post #1188 of 3640
Dac ladder what is your setup ? Headphones list please and if speakers too list please

My humble setup is speaker only.   See my profile below.  Of course, the Off Ramp is not in the path currently (USB32).

post #1189 of 3640

Dear Al, I have tested with two different CPUs (W2K12 vs W7) with different drivers each, different transports and different cables. Same behaviour. SPDIF in my master7 works well with 16/44.1...24/96....the only problem is 24/192. I do have a cd with spdif but it will be 16/44.1 so it will work.

The only thing I haven´t tested is USB diect to Master7..... 

post #1190 of 3640
Wait a min doesn't it only go to 24/96.

post #1191 of 3640
The coax is up to 24/192. The BNC is only 96
post #1192 of 3640

No no. It plays everything I have tested excepting 24/192... :frown:

post #1193 of 3640
Well now email kingwa.
Now that is odd. For now though just down sample to 96
And at least it will work.
post #1194 of 3640

I have mailed to kingwa an hour ago....waiting for response..... :(

post #1195 of 3640

Take in consideration the time diference between your countries It's 02:19 AM in China now. Hopefully he'll answer before 1PM his time?

post #1196 of 3640
I know. Kingwa support has always been very good. I hope he will offer a good solution....
post #1197 of 3640

I used to get pops with the U3 which went away with a slightly better computer, but it looks like you've tried that route already.


My opinion of the U3 is not high; but am interested to know whether you prefer it to M7's onboard usb?

post #1198 of 3640

It is very strange but I have been reported by other M7 owner that also with DDC stom package suffers these noises using spdif (I3-RCA). Have you guys had any similar experience??? Thank you everybody!

Edited by jmmbarco - 1/22/14 at 6:56am
post #1199 of 3640

sorry, always talking about 24/192 files.....

post #1200 of 3640

Last night Kingwa sent me newer prototype USB firmware from VIA to fix the 192kHz playback in the Master 7.  It works OK in my Win 7 64 system and currently evaluating sound quality and operational performance.   I gave Kingwa a preliminary thumbs up.   So a new firmware load with the same Windows 2014 driver is more than likely the solution.  I'm sure Kingwa will release in a few days if all goes well with his tests.


But I was very impressed with the first 2014 firmware sound quality.  I hope it carries over to the new version and first hints seem to think it has.   

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