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cl1ent
post Jan 25 2013, 15:23
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Noob here, so hello to all. I've been reading this forum for ages and now I need some help from you learned folk!
I have a Win 7 pc (Realtek HD onboard sound with optical out) and a bunch of 24/96 vinyl rips.
Playback via 3.5mm jack is just fine, but I have bought a CYP AUD3 micro dac (24/192) and I just can't get any sound out of it.
Connected like this - optical/dac/rca/amplifier. I have spent 2/3 of the day clicking on everything I can, but still no sound.
Would greatly appreciate any guidance from you guys.

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pdq
post Jan 31 2013, 14:10
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You must be very careful when doing your comparison. Unless this is a true blind test (i.e. you have no idea which you are listening to) expectation bias will almost certainly give you invalid results. Have someone else switch the signals for you, preferably where you can't see them.
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post Jan 31 2013, 14:51
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QUOTE (pdq @ Jan 31 2013, 14:10) *
You must be very careful when doing your comparison. Unless this is a true blind test (i.e. you have no idea which you are listening to) expectation bias will almost certainly give you invalid results. Have someone else switch the signals for you, preferably where you can't see them.

And, which could be quite difficult in a home environment, find a way to match the analog output level of both, or you might end up preferring the one which simply sounds louder (i.e. an improvement you can have with the other one, rotating a little the volume knob! wink.gif).


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- cl1ent   I cannot get any sound from my CYP AUD3 micro DAC   Jan 25 2013, 15:23
- - Apesbrain   The DAC is powered (external 5V DC) and input swit...   Jan 25 2013, 16:07
|- - cl1ent   QUOTE (Apesbrain @ Jan 25 2013, 17:07) Th...   Jan 25 2013, 16:36
|- - Apesbrain   QUOTE (cl1ent @ Jan 25 2013, 10:36) No ot...   Jan 25 2013, 16:48
|- - cl1ent   QUOTE (Apesbrain @ Jan 25 2013, 17:48) QU...   Jan 25 2013, 16:52
- - db1989   Is this actually specific to foobar2000, or should...   Jan 25 2013, 16:24
|- - cl1ent   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jan 25 2013, 17:24) Is th...   Jan 25 2013, 16:40
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jan 25 2013, 16:24) Is th...   Jan 25 2013, 16:41
- - db1989   You can’t; I will.   Jan 25 2013, 17:01
|- - cl1ent   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jan 25 2013, 18:01) You c...   Jan 25 2013, 17:02
- - Apesbrain   If you haven't already done so: Install the fo...   Jan 25 2013, 17:13
|- - cl1ent   QUOTE (Apesbrain @ Jan 25 2013, 18:13) If...   Jan 25 2013, 17:41
- - nagual   Have you tried 16/44.1 ?   Jan 25 2013, 22:46
|- - cl1ent   QUOTE (nagual @ Jan 25 2013, 23:46) Have ...   Jan 26 2013, 00:08
- - cl1ent   Problem sorted! So, what could it have been? ...   Jan 30 2013, 22:02
- - DVDdoug   QUOTE The fault was with the el-cheapo Cambridge A...   Jan 31 2013, 00:06
|- - cl1ent   QUOTE (DVDdoug @ Jan 31 2013, 01:06) QUOT...   Jan 31 2013, 13:53
|- - db1989   QUOTE (cl1ent @ Jan 31 2013, 12:53) Regar...   Jan 31 2013, 14:14
|- - cl1ent   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jan 31 2013, 15:14) QUOTE...   Jan 31 2013, 14:50
|- - pdq   QUOTE (cl1ent @ Jan 31 2013, 08:50) What ...   Jan 31 2013, 17:36
|- - greynol   QUOTE (cl1ent @ Jan 31 2013, 05:50) I can...   Jan 31 2013, 17:57
|- - cl1ent   QUOTE (greynol @ Jan 31 2013, 18:57) QUOT...   Jan 31 2013, 20:25
|- - greynol   QUOTE (cl1ent @ Jan 31 2013, 11:25) Belie...   Jan 31 2013, 21:12
|- - Nessuno   People here is only trying to tell you that as tod...   Jan 31 2013, 21:13
- - pdq   You must be very careful when doing your compariso...   Jan 31 2013, 14:10
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (pdq @ Jan 31 2013, 14:10) You must...   Jan 31 2013, 14:51
- - pdq   Absolutely, the one thing that you should spend th...   Jan 31 2013, 20:47
- - cl1ent   QUOTE (pdq @ Jan 31 2013, 21:47) Absolute...   Jan 31 2013, 21:06
- - greynol   QUOTE (cl1ent @ Jan 31 2013, 12:06) Just ...   Jan 31 2013, 21:15


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