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post #16 of 38
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I've been tempted to try out the Schiit Wyrd with my usb dacs for just that reason...

post #17 of 38
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

I've been tempted to try out the Schiit Wyrd with my usb dacs for just that reason...


Yup that Schiit might fix the issue but that's another 100 bucks.. + your udac3, that $225 in total.

im planning to buy the Icon Dac ($299) because of those power issues with the usb. I have some question to

wolfgang0119 but he doesn't reply yet.

post #18 of 38

I have a uDAC-2 which fits the bill nicely for on-the go listening or when I don't want to be tethered to a wall outlet.  However it is noticeably inferior to my HDP.  I am curious if the uDAC-3 offers more headroom and better resolution than the uDAC-2?

post #19 of 38
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Yup that Schiit might fix the issue but that's another 100 bucks.. + your udac3, that $225 in total.

im planning to buy the Icon Dac ($299) because of those power issues with the usb. I have some question to

wolfgang0119 but he doesn't reply yet.

 

Fair point on the pricing... though considering that I have an HDP with the fully upgraded LPS power supply maybe I'm not one to talk :rolleyes:

 

Wolfgang no longer works for Nuforce. Try contacting Mod Liao: modl@nuforce.com

 

 

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Originally Posted by fallingreason View Post
 

I have a uDAC-2 which fits the bill nicely for on-the go listening or when I don't want to be tethered to a wall outlet.  However it is noticeably inferior to my HDP.  I am curious if the uDAC-3 offers more headroom and better resolution than the uDAC-2?

 

Personally I do not feel the uDac3 is a big enough jump to warrant the purchase if you already have a uDac2.

post #20 of 38

Armaegis,

 

I tried to isolate my udac and place it far from any electronic device, i also make sure that the Usb cable wont

touch any electronic device and i use Asio4all, no more popping/crazy sound coming from the udac.

I think this popping background noise is coming from its cheap Usb cable..


Edited by heishiro - 8/6/14 at 1:54am
post #21 of 38

You could also be getting noise from the computer itself.

 

I have a uDAC 3 and run it from linux on an Asus N56DP and it is stone dead silent on its own. 

post #22 of 38
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I have just one doubt, I'd like to understand why the udac3 properies in Windows shows options of 16 bit and 32 bit, instead of 16 bit and 24 bit. I mean, when I go to playback devices, then I select the udac3 and finally I go to the Properties, in the screen I see options to choose of 16 bit and 32 bit. This is an image of my screen:


 

I tried the udac 3 this afternoon but why i cannot see the 32 bit support? only 16 bit.

post #23 of 38

My Windows 8.1 64bit is showing 32/96 as well, which is odd as I remember it only supports up to 24/96.

post #24 of 38

that's weird, even 32 bit i cannot see..

post #25 of 38

I just tried another USB DAC that employs the same SaviAudio SA9027 USB receiver in uDAC 3 and I am seeing the same 32/96 support - so I assume this is probably another Windows 8.1 glitch as I am very certain that the other USB DAC only had 24/96 support back in my Windows Vista days.

post #26 of 38

Actually i tried udac 3 and icon dac, both cannot see the 32 or 24 bit on windows. But the icon dac manage to play DSD files, i also tried some 24/96 and they play.

but the windows default format bothers me since i cannot see a higher bit than 16..

post #27 of 38
Heishiro, I've seen that behavior that you explain, while connecting udac-3 in a Win7 x86. I use the udac-3 in a Win 8.1 64 bit, and I get the 16 bit and rare 32 bit
post #28 of 38

^ last time i check the udac-3 and Icon Dac im using Win 7 32-bit OS. i really cannot understand why the Sound default format cannot see 24 or 32bit just like the others..

post #29 of 38

It is probably just a PC problem. Try uninstall the driver in device manager, unplug uDAC3, then replug it.

post #30 of 38

^ me and the store rep already tried that, we uninstall all the nuforce driver and foobar and alot of restart.. plug and unplug the udac-3 and icon dac and still the same.. :confused:

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