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post #4426 of 4589

I didn't realize there was a new version of the drivers available for WinDoze 10.

 

I was using:

  • OPPO_USB_Audio_Dac_Driver_release_ver2.24_build16

 

The "newest" version is:

  • OPPO_USB_Audio_Dac_Driver_release_ver3.26_build19

 

I'm installing it now.

 

Download link here

post #4427 of 4589
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Originally Posted by frodeni View Post
 

Extra Safe + 32,768 samples buffer size? Will look for a difference in sound -- if any...

post #4428 of 4589

Went through the weirdest thing with my new HA-1. Thankfully, the good folks at OPPO just shipped me a new unit through the warranty Advanced Replacement.

 

Noticed that the LCD readout had a pixel problem from day 1. No PCM spelled out. Just permanent jumbled pixels. New Windows 10 driver + master reset didn't help.

 

 

 

On top of it all, the HA-1 would just randomly shut down for no reason in the middle of playing whatever I happened to be listening to. In a 5-hour listening session, would happen up to ten times. Sometimes within 5 mins of being powered back on. Started happening three weeks in, esp. after I started using it as a simple DAC in bypass mode for my PHONITOR 2 connected via XLR...

 

They had never heard of either problems ever happening...

 

Must have been a lemon. Hopefully new unit will be fine.

 

Say all that to say, if it ever shuts down on you, may be a bad sign. Contact OPPO.


Edited by EDN80 - 5/25/16 at 9:12pm
post #4429 of 4589
Weird. Never once had either of those issues in over a year of daily use. Definitely sounds like a lemon. Doesn't seem to be a common issue though since it's the first report of such a thing
post #4430 of 4589
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Originally Posted by EDN80 View Post
 

On top of it all, the HA-1 would just randomly shut down for no reason in the middle of playing whatever I happened to be listening to. In a 5-hour listening session, would happen up to ten times. Sometimes within 5 mins of being powered back on. Started happening three weeks in, esp. after I started using it as a simple DAC in bypass mode for my PHONITOR 2 connected via XLR...

 

This happened to me once last Sunday early morning with my 2-month old unit (manufactured 8/2015).  I turned it back on and it played all day again.  Will have to see if it happens again.

post #4431 of 4589

I just updated to the latest driver. This is probably just my imagination, but I feel like my volume levels have decreased.

post #4432 of 4589

Since my Hegel HD25 dac is back temporarily with Hegel to fix a usb issue, I am now using my HA-1 with a pair of LCD4, and using pre out feeding a V281 amp analogue. And I have to say, the sabre chip with LCD4 is a really good match. Well balanced. Not close to what I experienced using my old LCD3 (oct 2015 ver) the same way.

 

Its going to be interesting getting the HD25 back as I did experience that DAC to be more balanced throughout the whole spectre and more detailed than the HA-1 dac.

post #4433 of 4589

Will Audirvana ever fix the DSD detection with the HA-1? 

Any experience on trying to get it to recognize it properly? 

 

post #4434 of 4589
If anyone is interested I'm selling my HA-1. It's served me very well, but I'm moving up the proverbial ladder.
post #4435 of 4589
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Originally Posted by x RELIC x View Post

If anyone is interested I'm selling my HA-1. It's served me very well, but I'm moving up the proverbial ladder.


Gold rush, eh? Congratulations. 

 

Which DAC are you going to use with the Gold? The mojo or the iFi? I assume the mojo.

post #4436 of 4589
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Gold rush, eh? Congratulations. 

Which DAC are you going to use with the Gold? The mojo or the iFi? I assume the mojo.

Nah, getting a new DAC too but I don't want to disclose which until I actually get it. The Mojo would certainly fit the role easily IMO, but I don't like running battery powered units in a desktop environment. Was never really a fan of the iFi that I won. My son uses it with his Maschine Studio beat pad setup.
post #4437 of 4589
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Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
 

I didn't realize there was a new version of the drivers available for WinDoze 10.

 

I was using:

  • OPPO_USB_Audio_Dac_Driver_release_ver2.24_build16

 

The "newest" version is:

  • OPPO_USB_Audio_Dac_Driver_release_ver3.26_build19

 

I'm installing it now.

 

Download link here

 

Nice find, did not realise there was some newer drivers out.

 

Cool.

post #4438 of 4589
How does this compare to the bmc pure dac mkII? Also has their been updates to the hardware of this unit or is it the same as it was in 2014?
post #4439 of 4589

Hey guys, I'm new here to Head-Fi but not new to the audio game...I just got a Oppo HA-1 with HD600's listening to my iPad as a source (TIDAL and Foobar uPNP) and was wondering if this is normal-

 

My only question is, does the iPad always output in PCM 44.1/16? I have a lot of 192khz material on my HTPC that I stream via Foobar2000's uPNP component into the iPad (also running Foobar Mobile). No matter what resolution file I play the HA-1 does not change its input stream.

 

However, playing high rez files the HA-1 still says PCM 44.1/16, where as my Emotiva connected to my 2ch set up in another room will correctly read 192khz, or similar.

 

So is the problem the Oppo, iPad, or Foobar, and is there any way to get bit-perfect streams to the HA-1 using this set up?

 

Here's an obligatory photo of my listening and reading nook (since newbs can't embed photos):

 

https://i.imgur.com/lbiomy5.jpg

 

Thanks!

post #4440 of 4589
A Mac to me is a burger....
Do a ticket at oppo support just in case we can't help you mate...

Kind regards

Dave
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