Originally Posted by Chippy99
Cybdev, do you not get switch on and switch off clicks??? That is concerning for me if you do not.
I have contacted Benchmark about this and they have confirmed that my DAC2 is functioning normally and that the clicks are to be expected. I am not sure if this is disappointing or not. In a way, it would have been good if it was faulty.
Interesting, and worrying...
Could you quote the question/response?
If it's _supposed_ to have those clicks then why are they not apparent on mine?
I did get mine from the official source here, fairly sure it's legit, - and if it's not it's still a very good DAC imo
If I switch it off there will be two clicks, followed by a very faint third one. The first two are my finger hitting the off button and it activating, the third is just as the power goes completely out.
If I switch it on there is again the click of the button activating, followed by a very faint click.
I can't remember noticing those last clicks before, guess I wasn't paying enough attention or switching it on/off enough times to pick up on it...
Anyway, I assumed we were discussing clicks when switching samplerate/wordlength when all the relevant gear was powered on?
EDIT: haha, now I noticed your disclaimer at the end of your post...
So I guess my answer would still be "no _audible_ clicks".
The lights do go out when it switches, and like I said, it takes a second or so when there is total silence between tracks.
I should note, I listen to it at home, and I don't have a super noise isolated room for it. There could be clicks so low they are drowned out by background noise I suppose. I don't pretend to have super hearing of any kind, but I don't have particularly bad hearing either.
When you are in a relatively silent room (quiet bedroom in a city, double isolated windows closed, no equipment but the DAC2 and MBPr powered on) listening for a specific kind of sound I would think there is a better chance of hearing one if there is one.
(In fact probably a good chance you imagine hearing one even if there is none :P)
The only way I can seem to produce clicks is if I deliberately skip a track or seek in one, since the software does not crossfade anything. This behavior can be replicated using standard output on any and all DAC/output on pretty much any audio gear I've ever owned tho...
One of the very reasons I chose the DAC2 was the lack of those super annoying clicks that I noticed with the Fostex HP-A8C, Grace Design m903, Lynx Hilo, MyTek Stereo192 etc...Edited by CybDev - 5/15/13 at 1:46pm