Yeah, it's set to 230V (I am from the UK).
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I just received my DA8/A28 combo today. They are connected via balanced cables. The input is via USB. I installed the driver first, then the ASIO drivers. When playing ASIO, DS and WASAPI (any other than 24bit), I get a strong distortion coming from the left channel (tried swapping the cables, USB ports, reinstalling drivers). Using WASAPI with 24bit playback, right channel sounds somewhat louder. Is my DA8 faulty?
P.S, the distortion occurs with WASAPI 24bit too after changing different the outputs, however goes away after some time.
P.P.S, using DS the distortion comes and goes after switching the outputs from WASAPI 24bit to DS. The distortion is there all the time using ASIO though.
P.P.P.S, the distortion seems to be gone using DS and WASAPI (16-24 bit). I haven't touched the on screen settings for a while and let it run for more than 1 hour now. Also, I am upsampling to 96 khz, the rest still produce distortion. Should I try and buy TOSLINK or SPDIF? Can this be caused by usb interface inside the DA8?
I believe your DA8 is faulty. I suggest you to contact Yulong and the store where you bought it.
Out of interest, would that distributor be Kidult? If so, was it originally shipped to you from their UK warehouse or headquarters in China?
Might place an order for a different Yulong model, hence the interest in how they handle faulty items.
Talk to Yulong. May be there is something that you can do to try to fix it yourself.
If the coaxial connection has no problem, it is possible the issue is with the Amanero module. May be replacing it is enough.
I had a problem with my DA8. It was related to the DSD / PCM switch in the main board. Yulong told me to replace a resistor. I did it but, unfortunately, it did not fix the problem. I sent the unit back to the store (TAM Audio). They forwarded it to Yulong that replaced it with a new one.
I had to pay shipping to Hong Kong but shipping back was free.
One great feature of the DA8 is the ability to play DXD (up to 384kHz) and DSD. Through SPDIF (either coaxial or optical) you are limited to 192 kHz.
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i would not settle and keep a defective unit that you bought new under warranty
besides having a dac that plays dsd and dxd and not use it now doesn't mean you may not use later
once you rip a couple of sacd's with the proper ps3 and start listening to dsf files you will say: wow i've been missing a lot of detail that didn't know was there
fix it if you can since you may regret it later
The thing is I am not sure yet whether what causes the problem. Still waiting for Yulong's response. If it's the Amanero chip's which is faulty, it might be cheaper to replace it myself. Paying UK customs for the second time (~£200-300 or $350-500) is not what I really want..
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Not sure who you purchased from, but they should really be going to bat for you. Defects can and do happen, even on the best/most expensive hardware. The manufacturer should stand behind it (and historically, Yulong will) but often times the reseller can be helpful in organizing and translating for you.