$99 Topping D30 ( DSD ) DAC + A30

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  1. Gridslayer

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    Can someone point me to a comprehensive list for setting the D30 with J River for DSD playback?
     

     

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    I was a happy user of a D30 for months now. My source is a Raspberry Pi running Runeaudio build. This is connected to the D30 through USB. After months of running fine it started acting up lately. Sometimes I get a static high pitch noise and no more sound at the beginning of a song. Then the Runeaudio software would not play anything. Switching the audio output interface in the software to Raspberry's own HDMI or analog shows that the song is playing (I can't hear it as I have not connected those outputs to anything). Changing songs would not produce music on the output of the DAC. The only thing that would solve the problem is turning off the D30 and turn it back on so it tells me that the D30 is the problem. But I did not change any setting or any component in the system in the last few months so it is odd... Does this sound like a software (Runeaudio or Raspberry build) or a hardware issue (D30) to you?
     
  3. Gridslayer

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    Someone mentioned their computer not going into sleep mode when the D30 is connected. Mine does that too... weird..
     
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    I don't think its uncommon for sleep modes not to work, my iPhone and iPad do not go into sleep mode if I start a Spotify session with either of them, and friends experiencing are the same issues with there stuff. This is total speculation on my part but.
     
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    Does the “unlock” light turn on when it does this? It would be orange I think to the right of the blue power light.
     
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    It’s funny you say this, bass is the first thing I noticed, especially the kick drum. It’s like it has its own space now, surrounded my air, with a clear beginning and end. It’s like my audio was given depth.
     
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    Quick question, any audible difference between an optical cable coming from a Chromecast Audio and a USB cable coming from a MacBook Pro in terms of sound quality?
     
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  10. botrytis

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    The OP, in that first part, is NOT some random person. He has a EE degree and worked in a variety of areas including being a VP at MS. HE IS NOT SOME RANDOM GUY.
     
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    Thanks, the guys that are questioning it are “Sheldon” type EE’s so who knows.

    Like I said I haven’t really looked, it has just been questioned by EE’s I let know about the site.
     
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  14. botrytis

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    He seems to be a knowledgeable gent who is sharing his knowledge with us. I am not an expert, in that area, so I don't know. His results speak volumes, though.

    The gent was a VP at MS involved with multimedia. It depends on what your EE friends do at work. Do they work in this area? He did.
     
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    Well it’s on the internet so it must be true right :biggrin:
     
  16. botrytis

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    He has put a link to HIS BACKGROUND. Have you read it? I have. He is still in the multimedia/digital area. Jes saying. He also owns audiosciencerreview.com
     
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  18. GChief

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    Not doubting you guys have done your due diligence. Just saying I passed it along without doing mine and was called out on the site by EE’s. I can own a website named anything I want. I also put a lot weight in people’s opinions on here, you and Eric being 2 of them.
    The 2 EE’s in question are very very Sheldon like to put it nicely, I can so see it just being one little thing they found wrong so now the world is ending.

    :beerchug:
     
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    I should do that, maybe some people will not tell me there is no way I saw what I saw and digital signals don’t do that etc when I see it every signal day at work. :naughty:
     
  20. botrytis

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    So what if they are 'Sheldon-like'? To me that just means narrow-minded and arrogant. I worked under a person like that, during my postdoctoral work and I proved him wrong, multiple times, but he was to arrogant to admit it. It was a real pain working for him.
     

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