Is everyone using their VEGA's in "Exact" clock mode? I am trying to and it certainly sounds better in this setting. My issue is that with my mac book pro I would get occasional dropouts in sound and frequent static like sounds in exact mode. I don't get them at all in Auto clock mode but the music doesn't sound as good in that mode. I researched and and learned that jitter may be the issue and that the VEGA is having a hard time locking in while in exact mode. So I switched from the MBP to an Antipodes DS server http://www.antipodesaudio.com I still get drop outs especially for 24/192 and DSD files. The only format that gets no dropouts in exact mode is when i use the Spotify plug-in through the antipodes.
I have tried various USB cables including AQ Diamond and nothing helps.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.