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post #721 of 1602
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Will check it out.

 

First thing I did was change the voltage setting thanks to your well placed posts. Next is to get some electrical tape.

Glad to see I was of assistance :beerchug:

post #722 of 1602

Gary, Looking at all these DACs lined up and in person, which one takes the beauty contest and what are the runner ups? I am guessing that the PWD will take honorable mention as the most expensive looking.

post #723 of 1602
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Gary, Looking at all these DACs lined up and in person, which one takes the beauty contest and what are the runner ups? I am guessing that the PWD will take honorable mention as the most expensive looking.

Wrong thread, there is no Gary here. :biggrin:

post #724 of 1602
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Originally Posted by Barra View Post
 

Gary, Looking at all these DACs lined up and in person, which one takes the beauty contest and what are the runner ups? I am guessing that the PWD will take honorable mention as the most expensive looking.

Wrong thread, there is no Gary here. :biggrin:

Ops, that's what I get for multitasking.

post #725 of 1602

Is the black version "painted" and more sensible to the scratches?

post #726 of 1602
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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post
 

Is the black version "painted" and more sensible to the scratches?

It's an anodized finish and is of the more durable type. It's pretty high quality.

post #727 of 1602
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

It's an anodized finish and is of the more durable type. It's pretty high quality.

 

Yep, I'd say the black probably hides scuffs and such better than the silver. My silver Yulong gear has held up well enough but I do notice a few minor flaws here and there. Swapping components often will do that I guess.The DA8 may show fingerprint smudges a little more though, so maybe it's a trade-off. 

post #728 of 1602
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It's an anodized finish and is of the more durable type. It's pretty high quality.

Ok, no paint.

post #729 of 1602

Tried a couple of DSD files today but running into some problems. At work now but when I get home I will uninstall and reinstall all the drivers. For now I will describe the problem:

 

The DSD files lag before they start to play. Even worse, once in a while there is noticable static in the background. Playing the same song over and over will yield the background static once every few plays. There are also loud cracks and pops with DSD files.

 

Additionally, I have an universal issue that occurs with all audio formats, the first half a second of each song seems to be cut off, so the songs start right away but is missing a small half second chunk of the track.

 

 

What do you guys think?

post #730 of 1602
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Originally Posted by Angelbelow View Post
 

Tried a couple of DSD files today but running into some problems. At work now but when I get home I will uninstall and reinstall all the drivers. For now I will describe the problem:

 

The DSD files lag before they start to play. Even worse, once in a while there is noticable static in the background. Playing the same song over and over will yield the background static once every few plays. There are also loud cracks and pops with DSD files.

 

Additionally, I have an universal issue that occurs with all audio formats, the first half a second of each song seems to be cut off, so the songs start right away but is missing a small half second chunk of the track.

 

 

What do you guys think?

Id check and make sure that the switch is set to the correct voltage first. Also check all the cables, make sure everything is plugged in properly--especially the front 1/4 jack, if thats what you are using.


Edited by DarKen23 - 12/19/13 at 4:33pm
post #731 of 1602
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Originally Posted by Angelbelow View Post
 

Tried a couple of DSD files today but running into some problems. At work now but when I get home I will uninstall and reinstall all the drivers. For now I will describe the problem:

 

The DSD files lag before they start to play. Even worse, once in a while there is noticable static in the background. Playing the same song over and over will yield the background static once every few plays. There are also loud cracks and pops with DSD files.

 

Additionally, I have an universal issue that occurs with all audio formats, the first half a second of each song seems to be cut off, so the songs start right away but is missing a small half second chunk of the track.

 

 

What do you guys think?

Did you install ASIO as well from inside asio folder inside driver rar. Basically there are two installations one inside DA8_driver_vista_win7_win8 and another one within asio, you need both. 

Also make sure to follow instruction to setup DSD playback

http://www.yulongaudio.com/en/shownews.asp?id=32

post #732 of 1602
Okay thanks, will double check everything when I get home.

Everythng else is smooth, very happy with the sound. Only noticed this program today after trying to play a Dsd file.
Edited by Angelbelow - 12/19/13 at 6:29pm
post #733 of 1602
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Okay thanks, will double check everything when I get home.

Everythng else is smooth, very happy with the sound. Only noticed this program today after trying to play a Dsd file.

If DSD is the only problem, check all the settings with your media player--make sure the media player is outputting the signal through ASIO or WASAPI, if all is correct double check your buffer settings.

 

No problems here. Listening to Adele's live performance "Live At The Royal Albert Hall", DA8's sound stage + Well recorded live album = Win :cool:


Edited by DarKen23 - 12/20/13 at 2:52am
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Is it so simple and "dangerous" to bypass the volume control (only press the volume knob, no menu, no alert...)?

post #735 of 1602
Thread Starter 
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Is it so simple and "dangerous" to bypass the volume control (only press the volume knob, no menu, no alert...)?

 

 

Correct, no warning or double checking. At least it disables the headphone output so that wouldn't cause any trouble. It's not really so easy to do, where I could see someone accidentally pressing the knob when they meant to turn it. 

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