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  1. New here, hoping for some advice. I'm having a problem that I think may be rooted with my PC but I'm not 100%. It's driving me nuts and any help would be greatly appreciated. I feel like playback out of my PC is clipping with certain higher frequencies, where for a while I thought the tweeters or x-overs in my speakers might have been on their way out but I don't seem to have the same problem with analog playback. It seems to happen with all file types, regardless of whether they're MP3, FLAC, and sample rate doesn't seem to make a difference, either. It also seems to be there through both the onboard output as well as with an AQ Dragonfly Black, and regardless of the USB port it's plugged into. I hear it more in the left channel, but it happens in both (though swapping L/R on the RCAs does make it more prominent on the right side). My primary player is Winamp, but I also tried Foobar and it's still happening which is making me think it's either how Windows is handling output buffering rather than hardware, or it's some sort of electrical interference within the PC. Would some sort of filter (like a Jitterbug or Wyrd) be worth trying? My whole library has been run through Replaygain so I don't think it's a matter of the files themselves clipping, and again it doesn't seem to be happening with vinyl playback. Things I haven't tried: different minijack to RCA cable (generic monoprice), seeking out some weird room resonance Again, any help would be appreciated. System is an older custom built PC, MSI board, AMD Phenom X4 CPU, 8gb ram, AQ Dragonfly 1.5 Classe CAP-151 integrated Wharfedale Evo2-10 speakers REL T5 run off the speakon cable if that matters
  2. lamasioux


    Ok, Im a reader and I don't post. But i must gloat. Apparantely I have won the HDtracks/Audioquest giveaway. The Social Media Director for HDtracks informed me today that i have been the lucky recipient and I have already received the cash value amount for HDTracks purchases. I will also be receiveing a DragonFly DAC (My wife is completely baffled what is a dac i supposed to do.) Needless to say im "jazzed" and am grateful for the advice and direction that Computer Audiophile has provided. Over the past year I have invested heavily in my music collection and have equipped the house with 5 Sonos components. I get all my new music from HD tracks in high res format. I signed up for the contest through this site. I really appreciate all the knowledge that is posted here. Thank you Computer Audiophile and HDtracks!
  3. Hello, So, it looks like I will have to buy a DAC for my little office system – the Denon D-M39s. I am looking at the Dragonfly 1 and 1.2. Both have received very favorable reviews. I am on a budget and can get the first version for $ 100. Is it worth spending the extra $ 50 to get the 1.2? Am I getting that much more? Thanks for any advice.
  4. Hey Guys - The DragonFly from AudioQuest just arrived. Haven't listened yet but a full review will come in due time.