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Schiit Bifrost Uber Analog Upgrade

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  1. Thenazgul
    It somehow doesn't wanna install the latest driver. I kept saying C-media Device not detected (tried switching USB ports (2.0 and 3.0). I ended up installing the older driver without any hassle.
    I am wondering if the latest driver will turn up in Windows Update. <I have auto-update off because of the Microsoft Nagging KB's being pushed to upgrade to W10.
    That version might work? Guess I could do a manual scan of updates and see what it says. Any different though between the versions in terms of features etc ?D
     
     
  2. rsnblmn
     
    I can report that the stock driver in W10 works perfectly with zero issues on my PC.
     
    I'm extremely happy with both my Bimby upgrade and my W10 upgrade. To each their own, but unless you have some system dependency preventing you from doing so, I really see no reason not to upgrade to W10. All of the negative media hype, etc, is way overblown IMO.
     
    Regarding the older/newer driver versions, I don't really think there is any difference in terms of features. I believe the updates are mainly for compatibility and stability reasons. The stock drivers on W10 are completely plug n' play for me and have been very stable.
     
  3. Thenazgul
    Thank you. I am rolling with the standard Microsoft Cmedia drivers as well and so far so good.  
     
  4. Thenazgul
    Does anyone know if the driver provided on a automatic Windows Update install also includes ASIO?
    it seems the Schiit Gen2 V1.03 driver does have ASIO embedded. Well I see a couple of Asio files in the installer.
    Could someone confirm that the standard driver (plug and play one) also has ASIO?
    If not? I have to remove that KB-update? And install V1.03 instead?
     
  5. rsnblmn
     
    I'm not really sure, but I was under the impression that the Windows-provided drivers are actually just "vetted" versions of the same drivers from Schiit / C-Media, so I would think ASIO would be included as long as it's not "crashy".
     
    That said, one reason it might NOT be supported is that Microsoft has their own version of ASIO called WASAPI.
     
    http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/WASAPI
     
    I use Foobar2000 with the WASAPI plugin on Windows 10 with the default USB drivers and it seems to work very, very well.  I can't say that I can really hear a dramatic difference compared to the default (DirectSound?) method, but the main two benefits for me are that using WASAPI mutes all the annoying system notification sounds so I don't hear them through my headphones, and it also means that my settings only apply to Foobar2000 so that when my non-audiophile wife uses the computer for iTunes or YouTube or whatever she wants to do, all the system sound settings are set to default for the el cheapo Logitech desktop speakers she uses.
     
    Before I learned of WASAPI, I used to have to go into the system audio control panel to change the default device to the Bifrost when I wanted to use it, then remember to set it back to the desktop speakers when I was done listening.
     
  6. valtopps
    do i have a usb gen 2 cards?
     
     
    IMG_20160626_232505320.jpg
     
  7. rsnblmn
    @valtopps That looks like the current version 1.40 shown on the Schiit web site to me, so I would say yes.
     
  8. valtopps
    i don't understand why i cant get 24/176?
     
  9. rsnblmn
     
    How do you mean? Do you have files that are encoded at 24/176 that will not play?
     
    If so, what software are you using?
     
  10. Baldr

    Once upon a time around the time dinosaurs roamed the earth when we introduced the Bifrost, the USB board did not support 176.4K sampling rates.  That problem can be solved by upgrading the USB board.  Sounds like it was already upgraded to an uber analog board.
     
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  11. valtopps
    but isnt that a usb 2nd gen card?
     
  12. rsnblmn
     
    Looks like it to me, but I'm not about to argue with @Baldr ! Sure looks like the photo on the Schiit Gen 2 upgrade page, though...
     
  13. Baldr

    It can be identified by the number on the largest IC on the board.  If the IC is a CM6631 without an "A" suffix it is Gen 1 and will not work at 176KHz SR.  If it is a CM6631A it is a Gen 2 and will work fine at 176KHz.
     
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  14. valtopps
    i have CM6631A , NOT 32A?
     
  15. Baldr

    Oops, me bad -- too many ICs #s.  Corrected above.
     
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