I'm also waiting for mine to arrive from the recent drop. I'm curious to compare it to my current combo - HiFimeDIY DAC + Cayin C5 or Fiio F12A. I just hope more stable drivers are released sooner rather than later.
If you own a DACport Slim from the earlier batches (purchased in mid- to late 2015), you may benefit from a firmware upgrade. This update will resolve compatibility issues with some USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports and offer fully stable performance with Macs and PCs. Note that DACport HD does not require an update, so if you have a DACport HD, you don't need to perform this firmware upgrade.This is only for DACport Slim.
We have created two ways of updating the firmware. If you use a Mac, click here. If you have a Windows machine, click here.
Thanks a lot for the review! Especially the firmware upgrade link!
Honestly CEntrance website is not very user friendly for getting support when we have problem.
I had issue with USB compatibility on my HP 2560p EliteBook. None of the USB ports were compatible with the DACport Slim. Spent hours to troubleshoot until I read about that firmware upgrade that eventually solved the USB compatibility issue. I ordered the DACport Slim recently in October from Massdrop, but seems that I got the older batch with old firmware.
I have another problem with DACport Slim and Foobar2000 v1.3.3.
Most of the time I use foobar WASAPI driver with all my DACs, and so far all my DACs are compatible with the WASAPI driver, and automatically switch the sampling rate accordingly when I switch from one sampling rate to other sampling rate. The problem is, DACport Slim is not compatible with the WASAPI driver. So, when switching sampling rate, or if we have a compilation of different tracks with different sampling rates, for example moving from 24/96 files to 24/44 files, I got error:
Then I have to go to CEntrace control panel and switch the sampling rate manually in order to play the file. Very very annoying!
The option of 'ASIO host can change' the sampling rate never worked so far.
Does anyone have the solution how to make CEntrace DACport Slim compatible with WASAPI driver?