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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

My dac Stello  da100 Supports 192 kHz A  M2TECH HiFace Two 192kHz Connects the two but whenever i select 192 videos won't play but music from foobar will ,96 kHz plays both any idea why 192 won't play?

Thanks

post #2 of 15

Complete shot in the dark but did you set the sample rate in Windows Control Panel to be 192?
 

http://www.passmark.com/forum/showthread.php?2908-Fidelity-problem-on-Windows-7-if-sample-rates-do-not-match&s=5fe632d0065a2be0d023b7e36e633807&p=10187#post10187

 

I think if foobar is open at the same time you open a video it may be a challenge as well.


Edited by Mr.Sneis - 5/13/13 at 1:08pm
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

yes 192 in sound panel & resampler 192 in foobar.

post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by bluzeboy View Post

My dac Stello  da100 Supports 192 kHz A  M2TECH HiFace Two 192kHz Connects the two but whenever i select 192 videos won't play but music from foobar will ,96 kHz plays both any idea why 192 won't play?

Thanks


Stello DA100 Supports only up 96 on inputs (USB 48), can resample to 192 internally.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 5/13/13 at 4:26pm
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

theres  a unsample switch on the front that says 192 or bypass,.is that what you mean by internally?

i have  192  selected.

 

i'm connected coaxial

 

i think I found the answer 

* hiFace Two performance on USB 1.1 are limited to 96kHz. 

thanks all

from the manual ,I didn't get one


Edited by bluzeboy - 5/13/13 at 6:47pm
post #6 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluzeboy View Post

theres  a unsample switch on the front that says 192 or bypass,.is that what you mean by internally?

i have  192  selected.

 

i'm connected coaxial

 

i think I found the answer 

* hiFace Two performance on USB 1.1 are limited to 96kHz. 

thanks all

from the manual ,I didn't get one


Stello DA100 digital receiver accepts up to 96, check the spec in the manual, hiface 2 does up to 192, so did hiface 1 if memory serves.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 5/13/13 at 7:18pm
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 

you are write.but i wonder why the stello has a switch on  the front thats says

 

192

or

BYP

unsample

 

if it only supports  96?

post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


Stello DA100 Supports only up 96 on inputs (USB 48), can resample to 192 internally.

post #9 of 15

FWIW.  I still think the Stello is a solid performing DAC even today.  24/96 limitation be damned I'd take a really good sounding DAC over one that can do 24/192 and doesn't sound right.  Many of today's DACs cost more and are not built as well.

post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post

FWIW.  I still think the Stello is a solid performing DAC even today.  24/96 limitation be damned I'd take a really good sounding DAC over one that can do 24/192 and doesn't sound right.  Many of today's DACs cost more and are not built as well.


Wholeheartedly agree, internal upsampling is not that great though, so is outdated USB, but upsample through software, pair with some USB/SPDIF converter and it really shines, AKM chip is really good.

post #11 of 15

I had the DA 100 Signature... and really enjoyed it. The sound was dynamic! I bet hooked up to a Concero as a USB Converter it would sound pretty darn sweet. I have the Eximus DP1 now, proof the company makes great products..

post #12 of 15

DA100 is awesome. Many DACs have come and gone in my stable and DA100 is still here after 4 years. The USB is nothing special (though I do appreciate that it's totally glitch free and plug and play, more than that can be said of many USB solutions in DACs today) and many other DACs of today do easily best it on technical merits, but in terms of musicality/price ratio I find that the DA100 really hits that sweet spot. Even after trying many other superior DACs I always ended up coming back to it.  I'm still waiting on a true Stello series DAC upgrade from April Music but it seems as if they're more focused in their Eximus line for the last few years... but when it does come out that'll likely be my next source upgrade.

post #13 of 15

The Stello is great, although I'd say is not the best for me with headphones. Where it truly rocks is in my speaker setup.

post #14 of 15
The stello is a definite sleeper, especially considering the prices they go for secondhand. Maybe per specs it's not the most amazing, but it has a beatiful analog output stage. Smooth sound throughout, and lo and behold you get some very nice imaging from this unit. You don't even have to pay for it with tube hiss! Great unit, if there is anything that can compete with it in the $300 price range, I don't know about it.
post #15 of 15
Does anyone know if the usb receiver chip is bus powered?
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