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post #16 of 27
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can anyone help me? nobody has a clue?

post #17 of 27
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there's also a switch which I can choose between hp amp and preamp but I am assuming I choose hp amp?


HP amp (Headphone amplifier) is the correct setting.

 

If you had a 3.5mm to RCA cable, you could remove the STX and enable the motherboard's on-board audio.

Connect the 3.5mm/RCA cable from the motherboard to the Woo, see if that works.

(If you have a portable audio player, you can use that to test, instead of the motherboard's audio)

If that does not work, the Woo might be broken.

Have you tried reseating the tubes on the Woo?

Is the Woo's voltage set correctly?

Checked the fuses?

post #18 of 27
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the sound should come out without dac correct?

post #19 of 27
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The sound should come out without DAC correct?


The sound should come out without any add-on external DAC.

There are already DAC chips in the sound card and the motherboard and portable audio player and any cell phone you have.

post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 

did anyone else have this problem? So disappointed I cant hear my music

post #21 of 27

Try this as a test:

 

Use a stereo to Y-RCA splitter and run the audio from an iPod to your amp.

 

Plug in your amp correctly and make sure it is plugged in and at 40% volume.

 

Play the iPod or other portable player at 100% volume.

 

Does the amp play music now?

 

If you do not have a portable player try a CD player, discman, anything with RCA outs and run them into the amp.

post #22 of 27
Thread Starter 

yea just got the cable to try and it does work. maybe something's wrong with my rca cable will change and give it a try

post #23 of 27
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yea just got the cable to try and it does work. maybe something's wrong with my rca cable will change and give it a try

Oh yea... stupid me

 

I [sadly] usually order cables in pairs.

 

Mono Price is a GREAT palce to get most of the cables you will ever need.

 

That said, yes it could be the cable is bad! 

post #24 of 27
Thread Starter 

I figured it out. Thanks guys

post #25 of 27

Awesome news.  Enjoy your gear!

post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 

only problem I have is that I h ear this buzzz/hiss sound in the background which is driving me nuts.. I don't knwo where it's coming from

post #27 of 27

The buzz / hiss may be a number of things.

 

It could be the tubes warming up.

 

It might be how you have the volume settings.  Place PC at 100%, DAC at 100%, and amp as needed ( typically 30% ).

 

Ensure that all of the gear is connected to the same wall socket.

 

It might just be that your soundcard is noisy.  Adding a decent external USB DAC like the ODAC would fix this problem if this is the cause.

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