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EvoSteven
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Feb 10, 2016
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Still has shoddy Windows 10 support. Also, there can be a lot of nasty noise coming from the DAC if you amplify it because of unclean USB power. Depends on your PC hardware, ofcourse.
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Michael Goodman
Feb 10, 2016
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Slim cleans up the USB power quite well, so there should not be any noise unless there is either a ground loop in your system or you are amping it up way beyond reason. Email us if you want to walk through your setup together. There is likely a simple answer.
Feb 10, 2016
EvoSteven
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Not sure what the e-mail is I'm supposed to send it to, but it's not a ground loop as I tried many different combinations and it all remained the exact same.
I can hear the noise my PC makes, it screeches when I move my mouse and loading an intensive program on my PC makes it a lot louder.
Amping it by 5x with the Little Dot MKIII as it provides good bass and volume for my headphones (0-80 on the LD is comfortable so that's a lot I can use)
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Michael Goodman
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Are you using the high gain setting? You should not need to amp 5x times, but then again I don't know what HP you have.
Have not heard of noises due to moving the mouse. Will ask engineers.
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Michael Goodman
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Email info at CEntrance dawt com
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EvoSteven
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Feb 11, 2016
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Using low gain, max volume. Supposed to be 'line out'.
The amp setting is 5x gain. Basically a lot of PC interference sounds leak into the DAC and then gets amplified.
Noise is independent of DAC volume. Intensive programs make it louder and games even make it kind of buzz at the same frequency as the frames per second being rendered by the game.
Any change in power draw from the USB ports also adds or removes noises. Turning on my keyboard LEDs introduces noise too.
It's very audible and annoying. Does not happen with my phone though. Seems like my PC is giving it unclean power and well I'm at the end of my rope here. I really like the DAC and would love to recommend it, but to use it as just a DAC isn't very feasible for me.
I know this does not really belong in the MD comments so I apologize.
Feb 11, 2016
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Michael Goodman
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A powered USB hub might help. Let's take the rest off-line. Email me info at CEntrance dot com and we will continue there.
Feb 11, 2016
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