Originally Posted by phaeton70
can you plase post your ASIO settings (latency, buffer) and possibly output settings if any (in foobar f.e. there is another buffer).
Are you using foo_dsd_asio and asio_proxy to play dsd files?
I'm currently using your modded 1.67, find them rock stable even if I didn't notice so much sonic differences over the official 1.61, but I got some occasional dropouts when using exact clock (same as 1.61)
I also have the iFi USB power but for the sake of simplicity do not use it, since again I hear no difference (using a Wireworld Starlight 7 usb cable)
btw, also for me Vega is one of the best DAC ever auditioned.
For DSD setup, I've just followed the instruction from auralic site.
In TheSycon USB Driver CPL I have the following:
USB Streaming Mode - Safe
ASIO Buffer Size - 2048
Streaming Mode - Always On
In sound Control Panel, disable all sound effect for Vega and set output to 24bit/44100 (not sure if that matters), both checkboxes on for Exclusive mode. And make sure it's not a default audio device.
Disabling power saving for USB controllers might help as well. http://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/downloads/Windows_7_Optimization_Guide.pdf
In Foobar2000, for PCM output Asio Auralic, for DSD Asio: foo_dsd_asio, buffer length 1090ms. You can use dsd proxy even for PCM, it works just fine.
Hope that helps.
Interesting feedback on USB Power, I need to run more tests, but I was pretty sure it does help during earlier testing, and it kind of makes sense based on Auralic tech reply.
I was told it works but I never tried. As VEGA do not use USB power, I think the effect should be very small unless the iFi can block noise coming from ground line.
Do you use SOtM card?
Edited by Andrew_WOT - 10/3/13 at 9:08am