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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.

Best regards
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cl1ent
post Jan 30 2013, 22:02
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Problem sorted!

So, what could it have been? Well, the sub-standard quality of items on sale today is the quick answer.
The long one is:
The fault was with the el-cheapo Cambridge Audio Toslink cable. Under close inspection, while moderately bending it, I could see the optic fiber moving in and out from one end!
I gently pulled on it and about 8cm of optical fiber extracted itself from the cable jacket.
When I tested the CYP dac on my cd player I used the coaxial terminal as my cd player doesn't have optical out.
This break in the fiber somehow allowed light (signal?) to pass through, but on the other end the dac would not compute.
To the bin the cable went and to Richer I went and returned with a QED Performance Graphite Toslink cable.
All works as it should now, oh, and I've got a real dac coming next week. Been eyeing the MF M1 for a while and I gave in.
Can't wait to do things properly!
Thanks to all who tried to resolve my problem, all suggestions were constructive and I will keep reading these great forums.

Regards
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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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