I've been using the DAC section everyday for the past several months, but so far no weird states or sudden shut downs, at all.
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Gear mentioned in this thread:post #752 of 7532/25/14 at 6:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by namaiki
Same thing happens for mine as well. Once in a blue moon, it suddenly decides to go silent on me and I will have to reset it or unplug/plug, off/on. When it goes silent, foobar2k w/WASAPI chucks out an error message but I can't remember exactly what it said - I will have to write it down next time. That's for the DAC only. I think the amplifier part of the Glacier shouldn't ever crash.
I've been thinking of getting a separate DAC but nothing stands out.
I use my Apex as an amp only (with VentureCraft DD as my DAC). But I also switch my Apex to lower power mode for the DAC by default for use with the iPad, and Android devices, etc. I'm speculating here it's in the low power mode that I tend to have these hangups. They're not a frequent occurrence but more frequent than other DAC/Amps.
Meanwhile there's one that I can replicate. If my Apex battery is fully drained, I have to reset to kick off charging again...it's not just a matter of plugging into the USB charger.
None of these issues are show stoppers though. It's still a great performing DAC/Amp.post #753 of 7532/25/14 at 11:38pmHmm I didn't know the DAC was prone to those issues. Oh well good to know nothings really wrong
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