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post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by FasterThanEver View Post

It would help to know the make and model of your motherboard (and the model of the realtek audio chip.)  Some realtek chips are limited to 48 KHz but many recent ones can output at 192 KHz.

 

The player software you are using matters too as does the output method.

 

Bill

He has capabilities up to 192khz but only 96khz via optical.

post #17 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

 

First question: Did you not have this problem before? I am thinking your soundcard can only play 1 sample rate at a time,

 

I believe you'd have to use WASAPI, which then would take care of the sample rate switching automatically.

 

How would WASAPI help anything? Does it bypass onboard?

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Originally Posted by FasterThanEver View Post

It would help to know the make and model of your motherboard (and the model of the realtek audio chip.)  Some realtek chips are limited to 48 KHz but many recent ones can output at 192 KHz.

 

The player software you are using matters too as does the output method.

 

Bill

 

z68 extreme4 gen3

post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE View Post

 

How would WASAPI help anything? Does it bypass onboard?

 

z68 extreme4 gen3

It allows exclusive output, for bit exact output.

 

You don't have to deal with the Windows mixer.

post #19 of 29

Out of curiosity, how does the UD-H01 perform when running through USB? There are multiple ways to improve (read, correct/prevent issues) audio through USB.

post #20 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

It allows exclusive output, for bit exact output.

 

You don't have to deal with the Windows mixer.

 

Well I'll be damned

 

it worked

post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE View Post

 

Well I'll be damned

 

it worked

Big, big PITA. But I'm very glad everything got worked out. Haha.

post #22 of 29
Thread Starter 

It is a big pain considering WASAPI likes to mess up when you are trying to browse the net

post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE View Post

It is a big pain considering WASAPI likes to mess up when you are trying to browse the net

Like buffering? Have you allocated enough resources to Foobar?

post #24 of 29
Thread Starter 

Ok now it keeps clicking and cutting off the song then coming back on like it doesn't know what to do

post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 

well now that I have the thing working mostly correctly, it is definitely obvious this thing is not worth $350. Sure it sounds nice, bass is powerful, clear highs, good separation, but NOT worth what I paid.

post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE View Post

well now that I have the thing working mostly correctly, it is definitely obvious this thing is not worth $350. Sure it sounds nice, bass is powerful, clear highs, good separation, but NOT worth what I paid.

Hm, maybe if you stop or pause a song Foobar releases the resources, causing the clicking and cutting off.

 

Try making sure the output of the shared format is the same as WASAPI's output. 

 

Bummer to hear it's not up to par, but perhaps you're not giving it enough time. I mean, you just got the thing working. haha.

Wait until you get the little bugs worked out and give it a fair shake.

post #27 of 29
Thread Starter 

Sent it back

post #28 of 29

And to think it could have been worth all that hassle. haha.

 

Do you have any planned replacement?

post #29 of 29
Thread Starter 

No it wouldn't have been worth the hassle, I'm frugal as heck and already have a network A/V receiver with a pretty decent D/A converter in it. So right now I'll do the optical out into a VSX-821 and maybe in the future get an ODAC or an Essence ST/x

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