MI hanno già risposto!!!!! Ad uso di tutti gli eventuali interessati mando le mail, se qualcuno non sa l'inglese lo dica che le traduco. IN sostanza mi hanno detto di fare quello che faccio già: i click sono la protezione del SABRE, per cui il CONDUCTOR va usato in modo "protetto" solo per ascoltare musica. Vi anticipo che installando i nuovi driver beta usciti da pochi giorni per la xonar essence non sto avendo più problemi......
In ordine inverso LA RISPOSTA DELLA BURSON
The click is from a relay which is designed to protect the DAC chip from external shocks.
Many DACs don't have a protective relay for their DAC chip because of production cost. Our Conductor use the single most expensive DAC chip in the world. The SABRE32/ESS9018 Chip. To put this into prospective, the SABRE32 chip is 10 times more expensive then the DAC chip inside our own very high end HA-160D. Therefore, the manufacturer of the SABRE32 chip requested for a protective relay in our design.
It clicks in the following situations.
1. When there is an input of digital noise that is unrecognisable by the DAC chip. Sometimes, such noise can be generated by the PC power supply or an old hard drive. Such noises can travel through the USB cable into the DAC. Such noise can also be generated by softwares including virus scanners running in the PC.
2. When there is a power surge or DC leakage from other source components.
3. When you are changing the sample/bit rate of audio playback from the Computer.
When these situations happen the relay clicks to shut down the DAC chip momentary.
One possible solution is to NOT choose the Conductor as your default playback device in the Windows/System setting. Then only choose Conductor as a playback device inside the audio play back software. This way, all the irrelevant sound waves should be played through the PC speakers.
Please keep us posted with this situation.
QUESTA ERA LA DOMANDA (nel mio meraviglioso inglese!!!)
Something like a month ago I bought a Conductor from your Italian reseller
Playstereo. While I am very satisfied by the sound which greatly enrichened my
sennheiser hd650 and hd800, I am annoyed by a "click"problem I'm experiencing.
I explain better (sorry for my poor english...):
My sound chain is:
pc -> foobar 2000 v1.2.3 with ASIO drivers (xonar essence asio drivers and
foobarASIO support 2.1.2) -> xonar essence st by spdif digital output ->
conductor spdif input -> headphones
With this setup every time I switch from foobar to another sound, for example
I watch a youtube video, the conductor crashes and makes an endless repetition
of noises like "clicks" from a relè. The headphone goes mute: the clicks come
directly from the device. Turning off the device for 5 minutes and/or rebooting
several times solves the problem. Since this solution isn't much practical I
switched to USB port which works fine under every circumstance until now.
Anyway Ilike the spdif sound better and anyways I would like to know if
whether my device is defective or there are problems with software/hardware.
I read that there are known problems with the sabre32 protection mode which
engages randomly with some docks: maybe there is a asimilar conflict with the
Thanks for your attention, I wait for your answer