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Infamous creative drivers.
I'm assuming external dacs are immune to this problem?
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They won't have that problem. I only had that issue occasionally with my Titanium HD, all gone now that I use an external DAC.

Yeah, I haven't had the issue using optical to optical from mobo to DAC.
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That crackling issue is interesting and I have noticed it happen a few times when using the Razer Surround software but goes away when I turn it off or use the external DAC directly. Could it be an issue with Windows perhaps (I'm running Windows 10)?

My woes were with Win7, but for the time I used the TiHD with Win10, I want to say I never noticed the issues. I'm going to put my card back in soon to mess with the 3D and see if it will pipe out to my DAC.
 
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DSP should pass through optical, but I've only verified with onboard implementations.

I *think* my optical sounds slightly worse than my USB does. Not sure if the Realtek is to blame or my inputs, but it'd be a shame since the USB implementation is adaptive.

Word on the street is that the USB input on the Yggdrasil (Gen 3 vs. Gen 2 on other Schiit DACs) is world-class.
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DSP should pass through optical, but I've only verified with onboard implementations.

I *think* my optical sounds slightly worse than my USB does. Not sure if the Realtek is to blame or my inputs, but it'd be a shame since the USB implementation is adaptive.

Word on the street is that the USB input on the Yggdrasil (Gen 3 vs. Gen 2 on other Schiit DACs) is world-class.

I cannot even imagine using a DAC that costs more than $2K LOL
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post #30764 of 37805
There's a Violectric V800 V2 on Massdrop now.
Good DAC for the price!
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There's a Violectric V800 V2 on Massdrop now.
Good DAC for the price!

Link for those interested and too lazy to sign in to Massdrop:

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/violectric-audio-dac-v800

I don't hear much about Violectric DACs.
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We need to move away from this "good (enough) for the price" hogwash and towards good period.

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But it is actually pretty good, especially at that price.
Violectric makes good stuff.
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We need to move away from this "good (enough) for the price" hogwash and towards good period.

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That's what my purchases are based on nowadays. That mindset is governing my next DAC purchase too, which will be next month.
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We need to move away from this "good (enough) for the price" hogwash and towards good period.

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The word "budget" still exists in most people's lexicon you know... wink.gif
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