Originally Posted by Craigster75
Originally Posted by miceblue
Have you tried cleaning the potentiometer with compressed air (i.e. the kind you use to clean your keyboard)?
I read on the E12 thread that dust in the potentiometer can cause it to sound scratchy.
I can certainly try since I am tired of sending my amps back to V-Moda for repair. If dust inside the potentiometer was an issue, wouldn't it only be apparent when adjusting volume? I have a continuous random scratching sound at the same volume.
Also, I just tried connecting Verza to my PC for the first time. I followed instructions to the letter and my computer did recognize the device, but no sound through headphones
I am an early adopter and can't think of another line of products where I have experienced so many technical issues.
Hm you're right about that. I didn't see that you were having the crackling sound regardless of adjusting the potentiometer. I suppose it's worth giving it a shot before resorting to sending it back for repair though.
Regarding the PC connection, is your device selected in the volume options? I really dislike like interface in Windows for connecting external DACs, but if you right-click on the volume button in the Taskbar and go to "Playback Devices," you should be able to find the device there.
If you right-click on the device and click "Properties," navigate to the "Advance" tab, you should be able to set how the DAC processes the signals from your computer.
Lastly, make sure your media player has the settings set such that audio is being played through your device.
In Foobar, go to File, Preferences, Playback, Output:
In VLC, go to Tools, Preferences, click on Show all Settings at the bottom, Audio, Output Module, DirectX:
Oh, and in iTunes, you can set your preferences to play audio using Windows Audio Session, which makes the signal bit-perfect. You go to Edit, Preferences, Playback:
Of course I was setting up the ODAC, which is not the VERZA, but the settings should all be similar unless the VERZA requires driver installation.
Edited by miceblue - 6/21/13 at 2:36pm