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post #211 of 408

Heatsinks are kind of pointless without pressure on the intended component.  If that heatsink isn't clamping on the chassis, it probably wouldn't be doing very much to be honest. 

 

If you're going to put passive on anything, you either clamp it on the intended item or use thermal tape.

post #212 of 408

Mine gets pretty hot, but no problems yet. I don't really care as long as it works.

post #213 of 408

So i got my firmware chips today (ordered extra just in case i wanted to be dumb again) wasn't a big deal to change.

 

My NFB-15.32 USB connection is working flawlessly again. Yay!

Now to see in my ears can tell the difference between USB and optical.

post #214 of 408

I've just ordered the new TXCO chip for my 15.32. Could somebody please upload a picture and instructions how to replace it without harming the board or chip?

Thank you!

post #215 of 408

The TCXO pops on out, the socket will have a notch like a U on the edge, When you look at the new TCXO you will see a circle on one side of it. Line the circle up with the notch on the socket, they both should be pointing the same way when you go to install it.


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post #216 of 408
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Originally Posted by stephanus View Post
 

I've just ordered the new TXCO chip for my 15.32. Could somebody please upload a picture and instructions how to replace it without harming the board or chip?

Thank you!

Having never done it myself, I do know where it is and most likely it will just unplug. in the picture directly below the big blue transformer is a square silver box it will say TCXO on the top of it. so it's pretty easy to find after you take the top off.

You might want to email kingwa about removing it. and be careful about ESD (Electronic Static Discharge). always unplug everything from the unit and ground yourself before sticking your fingers inside a static charge can damage the unit.

post #217 of 408
So guys what are your opinions on the oversampling settings or the Filter settings?

Im gonna do some testing soon but was wondering how you guys find them.
post #218 of 408

The best thing you can do is try out the settings and stick to the one that sound the way you like. I found that I like OS 4 Filter 1 over Filter 2. as I found Filter 2 to be a too much in the highs.

post #219 of 408

That's funny cause i prefer using OS 4 with the filter at 2. Mind you I use my DT 770's more than my DT 880's. 

post #220 of 408

Hello,

 

I've recently switched platforms and my new motherboard no longer has a PCI slot so I had to ditch the Xonar ST. :( I've been looking into a couple of USB DACs in the meantime and I've settled with this one, the Audio-GD NFB 15.32 with the TXCO upgrade, I've read good things about it, it seems a nice deal for $250 and everybody seems to like it. I have a rather simple question for those who have the DAC: Can I get sound through USB to the DAC no matter if I'm gaming or listening to music with foobar? I know I could manually switch between listening to music on USB vs. having data sent through SPDIF with my motherboard's output but it would be kind of nice to have only one cable running from my PC to my DAC, preferably USB. Is this possible? I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, by the way. :) Thanks in advance.

post #221 of 408
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Originally Posted by Steve-o27 View Post
 

Hello,

 

I've recently switched platforms and my new motherboard no longer has a PCI slot so I had to ditch the Xonar ST. :( I've been looking into a couple of USB DACs in the meantime and I've settled with this one, the Audio-GD NFB 15.32 with the TXCO upgrade, I've read good things about it, it seems a nice deal for $250 and everybody seems to like it. I have a rather simple question for those who have the DAC: Can I get sound through USB to the DAC no matter if I'm gaming or listening to music with foobar? I know I could manually switch between listening to music on USB vs. having data sent through SPDIF with my motherboard's output but it would be kind of nice to have only one cable running from my PC to my DAC, preferably USB. Is this possible? I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, by the way. :) Thanks in advance.

If you declare the external dac as default playback device (and thus not use your motherboard sound card), you will achieve it

post #222 of 408

Interesting, I still want to use my onboard soundcard mainly for the microphone input since I do a lot of Skype calls with my friends and family.

post #223 of 408

Setting the 15.32 as your default playback device won't affect your microphone. Playback just means the device that lets you hear audio. Your microphone is a recording device.

post #224 of 408

That's good to know, thank you. Are there any noticeable differences between using USB and SPDIF, considering that both are digital and have a decent quality cable connected to the PC?

post #225 of 408
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Originally Posted by Steve-o27 View Post
 

That's good to know, thank you. Are there any noticeable differences between using USB and SPDIF, considering that both are digital and have a decent quality cable connected to the PC?

None that i can hear with my ears. I only use the SPDIF for the 3D effects out of my Titanium HD running in game mode.

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