Ive been switching between setups and when I took my Matrix back in use recently (with WASAPI and Winamp via USB) I discoverd that I can't do bit copy playback of 24 bit files? I know the USB cable is restricted to 44.1 - 48kHz but I thought I remembered playing fx. 24 bit/48kHz files natively via USB in the past. Ive read the official manual online, but it doesn't mention any bit restrictions on USB, only khz.
Is this a software problem or do I really need SPDIF just to play 24/48 with the Mini-i?
Even my onboard card accepts 24/48 in shared mode, which I originally thought was the problem even though I run the DAC/WASAPI in exclusive mode. But the Mini-i only let's me chose between 16/44.1 and 16/48 in shared mode and if I play 24 bit files WASAPI crashes and tell me the format is unsupported.
I guess I could just play around with a different software route, but if someone here can tell me quickly whether the Mini-i supports 24 bit via USB cable it would be much appreciated. It's just plain weird to me to have my onboard card accept and play 24/48 files from this setup and then have my $350 DAC crash completely.
/My complete setup is;
Winamp/WASAPI (24 bit playback allowed, exclusive mode, slave to sample rate/input channels/input encoding and volume control disabled. Re-sample when under/over 44.1khz / 48khz due to USB limitations.
Via USB cable to
Via balanced XLR to
Mackie HR824 MKI
Edited by TheGreatGazoo - 1/10/13 at 4:42pm