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post #1051 of 1836
I'll ask this question on the proper thread. Has anybody tried the new Schiit DSD thing with the Conductor? Might be worth a punt at the $150 asking price.
post #1052 of 1836

I'm using the Conductor's USB input with foobar as source without any processing. Occasionally I hear a pop or a tiny click. The cable is 5 metres long, could this affect playback?  I've read the USB is buggy but I'm getting these interferences in 6-7 min intervals so it gets me concerned.

post #1053 of 1836
It's just the Conductor behaving...
post #1054 of 1836
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Originally Posted by ro9ue View Post
 

I'm using the Conductor's USB input with foobar as source without any processing. Occasionally I hear a pop or a tiny click. The cable is 5 metres long, could this affect playback?  I've read the USB is buggy but I'm getting these interferences in 6-7 min intervals so it gets me concerned.

 

I had those too. Since getting a VLINK192 - which is excellent for the money - it's gone.

post #1055 of 1836
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Originally Posted by ro9ue View Post

I'm using the Conductor's USB input with foobar as source without any processing. Occasionally I hear a pop or a tiny click. The cable is 5 metres long, could this affect playback?  I've read the USB is buggy but I'm getting these interferences in 6-7 min intervals so it gets me concerned.

At least you are not getting bsod

Indeed is just the conductor USB, I've learned to live with those. They won't go away, maybe a driver update, but burson hasn't done that in a while.
I'm using win8 > foobar/wasapi > USB

Or you could get one of those USB/spdif converters. Plenty of info on those.
post #1056 of 1836
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Originally Posted by ro9ue View Post

I'm using the Conductor's USB input with foobar as source without any processing. Occasionally I hear a pop or a tiny click. The cable is 5 metres long, could this affect playback?  I've read the USB is buggy but I'm getting these interferences in 6-7 min intervals so it gets me concerned.

At least you are not getting bsod

Indeed is just the conductor USB, I've learned to live with those. They won't go away, maybe a driver update, but burson hasn't done that in a while.
I'm using win8 > foobar/wasapi > USB

Or you could get one of those USB/spdif converters. Plenty of info on those.

Don't know, the driver was rock stable for me on Win8 64 bit but I exclusively used their Async ASIO drivers in 24-bit mode. Sounded no different from when using USB Converter. Too bad the Burson sound didn't work for me.

post #1057 of 1836

Thanks for the quick replies. I cant believe that a amp/dac of this caliber has this kind of problem. I guess I'll go with the coaxial spdif..

post #1058 of 1836
It's not really as much of a problem as some of the posts in this thread would have you believe - and I include my own posts in that too. Aside from the odd connectivity issue, the Conductor's USB isn't bad at all. Of course you can improve the sound you're getting and iron out some of the Conductor's more irritating traits by adding a top drawer SPDIF converter but the same could be said for any number of DACs. Getting a cheap interface would degrade the performance. The AP2 is probably the minimum you should be looking at IF you choose to go down that road, but it is by no means mandatory.

It depends on the headphones too.
post #1059 of 1836
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It's not really as much of a problem as some of the posts in this thread would have you believe - and I include my own posts in that too. Aside from the odd connectivity issue, the Conductor's USB isn't bad at all. Of course you can improve the sound you're getting and iron out some of the Conductor's more irritating traits by adding a top drawer SPDIF converter but the same could be said for any number of DACs. Getting a cheap interface would degrade the performance. The AP2 is probably the minimum you should be looking at IF you choose to go down that road, but it is by no means mandatory.

It depends on the headphones too.

 

+1

post #1060 of 1836
I don't think getting a cheap interface will degrade performance.
And if you're getting BSODs and/or pops and clicks, that is the way to go.
post #1061 of 1836
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I don't think getting a cheap interface will degrade performance.
And if you're getting BSODs and/or pops and clicks, that is the way to go.

I'd rather listen to pops and clicks than listen to Diana Krall ;-)
post #1062 of 1836
Eh shut up!!! smily_headphones1.gif)
post #1063 of 1836
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I'd rather listen to pops and clicks than listen to Diana Krall ;-)

=)))))))))))))))))))))) 

post #1064 of 1836

Ive had my Conductor for around six months now  and i have no problems with it only annoyance was the clicks you ear with the stepped attenuator but that goes away with contact cleaner . i always open the Conductor first then the player i ear 2 clicks from the amp and im good to go .

post #1065 of 1836
You're one of the lucky ones. smily_headphones1.gif

USB problems aside I still think that the Conductor is a great and versatile product.
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