Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Did my DAC go bad?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Did my DAC go bad?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I was just listening to music on my HiFiMan EF2A through USB using the Burr-Brown Japan PCM2702 chip in it when all of a sudden a loud static sound, which sounds like pink noise started and all other sounds stopped. Now it has this constant static noise that is at a noticeable volume when music starts playing, there's no static a bit after music stops playing though. Switching to my soundcard as the source there is no static and it sounds perfectly fine. Does this sound like a DAC that went bad?


Edited by kman1211 - 12/11/12 at 11:46am
post #2 of 5

I would say that it sounds like something fried. I would try keeping it unplugged from any power source for a few hours, and then trying it again.


Sorry man.

 

-Edit-

You could also try using a different USB port.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phalangees View Post

I would say that it sounds like something fried. I would try keeping it unplugged from any power source for a few hours, and then trying it again.


Sorry man.

 

-Edit-

You could also try using a different USB port.

 



Okay, thank you for the advice. I unplugged it for a while and also used a different USB port, works fine now. This DAC seems to get overloaded easily and can't seem to handle multiple things going on audio wise at a time and can lag when that happens. My soundcard is a better DAC, but I wanted the built-in DAC for when I travel and just bring my laptop.

post #4 of 5

yes, there are some problem on usb connection.

post #5 of 5

If i recall its a hybird Tube op-amp dac, so maybe the op-amp fried or one of the tubes went.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Dedicated Source Components
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Did my DAC go bad?