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post #421 of 434

No worries, you can count on Kingwa to replace it with something newer and better, eventually.

post #422 of 434

I'm guessing there'll be something new, considering all of his WM8741 products are on the way out. He needs a cheap dedicated DAC to pair with the NFB-3AMP at ~$250 shipped IMHO. Like a DAC-only NFB-11.

post #423 of 434
Hello gentlemen,

I've just come into a secondhand compass 2 and I'm unable to get audio from the USB on my 2012 MacBook pro. Anyone else out there able to offer advice?
post #424 of 434

Do you know which year your model is? The old drivers should be on the site, once you identify the right ones. Kingwa is pretty helpful with that stuff.

post #425 of 434
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Do you know which year your model is? The old drivers should be on the site, once you identify the right ones. Kingwa is pretty helpful with that stuff.

Mine is a 2012. Problem is installing drivers in the apple ecosystem.
post #426 of 434

I thought Apple didn't even need drivers? I should stay out, this isn't my area. Sowwy.

post #427 of 434
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I thought Apple didn't even need drivers? I should stay out, this isn't my area. Sowwy.

Well that's what I thought but so far I can't get any audio through USB. Kingwa suggested installing new firmware but I'm not sure he completely understood my issue.
post #428 of 434

Is your laptop recognizing that you even have something plugged in? If you can't get it to recognize the device, flashing firmware could fix that.

post #429 of 434
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Is your laptop recognizing that you even have something plugged in? If you can't get it to recognize the device, flashing firmware could fix that.

It does recognize it. Both in system preferences and in JRMC
post #430 of 434

So here's a weird one. I updated to El Capitan on the MBP just to see if that'd change anything. (Don't worry, I have Mountain Lion on my backup HD).

 

USB is working fine except that the only way I get audio out of the Compass is if the Line-in button is pressed! Luckily, I'm probably never going to use the 'real' line-in function, but still, this is a little weird.

post #431 of 434
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So here's a weird one. I updated to El Capitan on the MBP just to see if that'd change anything. (Don't worry, I have Mountain Lion on my backup HD).

USB is working fine except that the only way I get audio out of the Compass is if the Line-in button is pressed! Luckily, I'm probably never going to use the 'real' line-in function, but still, this is a little weird.

The button could be inverse of what you think. My C-2 Class A had a button that was in for off as well. Or it might have been the Ref 5. Either way, some of the older Audio-GD stuff was weird like that.
post #432 of 434
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The button could be inverse of what you think. My C-2 Class A had a button that was in for off as well. Or it might have been the Ref 5. Either way, some of the older Audio-GD stuff was weird like that.

I gotcha. That makes me feel better. Thanks for the heads up!

By the way, back when they were being sold, how much did the other DAC modules cost?
post #433 of 434
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I gotcha. That makes me feel better. Thanks for the heads up!

By the way, back when they were being sold, how much did the other DAC modules cost?

Around $1000. He stopped making standalone 4x PCM1704UK balanced dacs shortly after the price on the chip went up.
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Around $1000. He stopped making standalone 4x PCM1704UK balanced dacs shortly after the price on the chip went up.

Sorry I wasn't clear, I meant the swappable DAC boards for the Compass 2.
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