Musical Fidelity TRIPLE-X170 Specifications

X-DAC
V8
X-V8 SERIES TUBED DIGITAL TO ANALOGUE CONVERTER
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Thank you for purchasing the Musical Fidelity X-DAC V8
This model uses the top quality, ultra low jitter 24 Bit DAC technology and further jitter reduction techniques
to achieve both an excellent technical specification and unparalleled digital sound quality. This is
complemented by a choice between the classic X-10D tube stage or solid state outputs for the ultimate
listening experience. It has three standard RCA digital inputs and a USB socket for playback from computer.
The X-DAC V8 is a perfect answer to digital listening requirements in a small, beautifully engineered
package.
Used properly and carefully, it should give many years of outstanding musical reproduction.
Dust regularly with a soft duster or soft brush, but be careful when using cleaning or polishing agents - they
may harm the surface finish.
If you have any questions about your audio system,
Please consult your dealer who is there to help and advise.
X-DAC V8
CONTENTS
PAGE
3
Safety information
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Safety information
4
General advice
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Installation precautions
User information
5
Item disposal information
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EU disposal information
6
Installation
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Introduction
Installation
Audio connection
Inputs
Outputs
Power
Cleaning
7
Facilities and connections
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Illustrations - front and rear panels
8
Remote control
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Operation and illustration
9
Basic operation
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Switch on
Digital inputs 1,2 and 3
USB input
Analogue outputs
Digital output
10
DAC problems?
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Basic DAC fault finding
11
DAC specifications
12
Manual history
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X-DAC V8
SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT! (U.K. only)
This unit is supplied in the U.K. with mains lead fitted with a moulded 13 amp plug. If, for any reason, you need to cut
off the plug, please remove the fuse holder and dispose of the plug safely, out of reach of children. It must not be
plugged into a mains outlet.
The wires in the mains lead supplied with this appliance are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow..............Earth
Blue................................Neutral
Brown.................................Live
WARNING - This appliance MUST be earthed
As the colours of the wires of the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green-and-yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the
letter E or coloured green or green-and-yellow, or by the earth symbol :
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
If connecting to a BS1363 plug, a 13 amp fuse must be used.
WARNING:
ANY MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRODUCT NOT EXPRESSLY APPROVED
BY MUSICAL FIDELITY WHO IS THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR
STANDARDS COMPLIANCE COULD VOID THE USER'S AUTHORITY TO
OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT.
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X-DAC V8
GENERAL ADVICE
INSTALLATION PRECAUTIONS and USER INFORMATION
Your new X-DAC V8 is designed and built to provide trouble-free performance, but as with all electronic devices it is
necessary to observe a few precautions:
Heed all warnings shown on the back of the product.
Only connect the X-DAC V8 to a mains outlet having the same voltage as marked at the back of the unit.
Always ensure that when disconnecting and reconnecting your audio equipment the mains supply is switched
off.
Position the mains lead and signal interconnects where they are not likely to be walked on or trapped by items
placed on them.
Do not use near water, or place water-filled containers on the X-DAC V8, for example, a flower vase or potted
plants. If water does spill inside, immediately pull out the mains plug from the wall socket and inform
your dealer, who should then check the unit before further use. Entry of liquid into the X-DAC V8 is
dangerous, and may cause electric shock or fire hazard.
Do not place the unit near direct heat sources such as radiators, direct sunlight or other equipment.
Do not remove any covers or try to gain access to the inside. There are no internal adjustments or fuses you
can replace yourself. Refer all service work to an authorised Musical Fidelity agent.
Note: Unauthorised opening of the equipment will invalidate any warranty claim.
Dust regularly with a soft cloth or soft brush but be careful when using cleaning or polishing agents - they may
harm the surface finish.
The electronics in modern hi-fi equipment is complex and may, therefore, be adversely affected or damaged by
lightning. For protection of your audio system during electrical storms, remove the mains plugs and disconnect any
aerial lead.
If after-sales service is required, to help your dealer identify the X-DAC V8 please quote the serial number located on
the rear panel of the unit.
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X-DAC V8
DISPOSAL
The crossed out wheeled bin label that appears on the
back panel of the product indicates that the product must not be
disposed of as normal household waste. To prevent possible harm
to the environment please separate the product from other waste to
ensure that it can be recycled in an environmentally safe manner.
Please contact your local government office or your retailer for
available collection facilities.
DISPOSITION
La poubelle sur roulettes barrées X, qui apparaît en logo
sur le panneau arrière du produit, indique que celui-ci ne doit pas
être traité comme un déchet domestique commun. Afin de protéger
l'environnement, ce produit électronique devra être géré
séparément et donc recyclé selon les nouvelles normes
Européennes Rohs concernant les déchets d'appareils électroniques.
Prière de contacter les services concernés gouvernementaux ou
votre point de vente pour l'élimination et l'enlèvement de déchets
électroniques équipés de composants électroniques.
DISPOSAL
La etiqueta cruzada hacia fuera del compartimiento que
aparece en el panel trasero del producto indica que el producto no
se debe reciclarse como basura normal de la casa. Para prevenir
daños posible al ambiente separe por favor el producto de otras
basura para asegurarse de que puede ser reciclada de una manera
ambientalmente segura. Entre en contacto por favor a su oficina
gubernamental local o a su minorista para las instalaciones
disponibles de la colección.
RIFIUTI
L'etichetta del cassonetto barrato riportato sul retro
dell'apparecchio indica che il prodotto non deve essere smaltito
tramite la procedura normale di smaltimento dei rifiuti domestici.
Per evitare eventuali danni all'ambiente, separare questo prodotto
da altri rifiuti domestici in modo che possa venire riciclato in base
alle procedure di rispetto ambientale. Per maggiori dettagli
sulle aree di raccolta disponibili, contattate l'ufficio govenativo
locale od il rivenditore del prodotto.
FACHGERECHTE ENTSORGUNG:
Das auf der Geräterückseite angebrachte Label deutet
darauf hin, dass das Produkt nicht mit konventionellem
Hauskehricht entsorgt werden darf. Um Schäden und
Verschmutzungen an Umwelt und Mensch zu vermeiden, muss das
Produkt fachgerecht entsorgt und von anderem Abfall getrennt
werden. Wenden Sie sich bei Fragen hierzu an Ihren Fachhändler
oder an eine öffentliche Informationsstelle.
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ITEM DISPOSAL INFORMATION
AFVAL
Het label op de achterzijde van dit apparaat, een
afvalbak op wielen met een kruis doorgehaald, geeft aan dat dit
apparaat niet samen met gewoon huishoudafval mag worden
weggegooid. Om mogelijke schade aan onze leefomgeving te
voorkomen dient dit apparaat, gescheiden van gewoon
huishoudelijk afval, te worden afgevoerd zodat het op een
milieuvriendelijke manier kan worden gerecycled. Neem voor
beschikbare inzamelplaatsen contact op met uw gemeentelijke
reinigingsdienst of met uw elektronica leverancier.
HÄVITTÄMINEN
Yliruksattua jäteastiaa kuvaava tarra tuotteen
takalevyssä kertoo, että tuotetta ei saa käsitellä normaalina
talousjätteenä. Ympäristön suojelemiseksi on tuote pidettävä
erillään muusta jätteestä ja se on kierrätettävä ekologisesti
kestävällä tavalla. Ota yhteyttä laitteen myyjään tai Pirkanmaan
Ympäristökeskukseen lähimmän kierrätyskeskuksen löytämiseksi.
AFSKAFNING
Logoet med en skraldespand med kryds over på bagsiden
af apparatet indikerer at dette produkt ikke må kasseres som normal
husholdningsaffald. For at forebygge mulig skade på miljøet, bedes
De separere dette produkt fra andet affald, og sikre at det bliver
genbrugt på en miljørigtig måde. Kontakt venligst de lokale
myndigheder eller din forhandler for oplysning om nærmeste
tilgængelige opsamlingssted for elektronikaffald.
∆ΙΑ∆ΙΚΑΣΙΑ ΑΠΟΡΡΙΨΗΣ
ΤΟ
ΣΗΜΑ
ΜΕ
ΤΟΝ
∆ΙΑΓΕΓΡΑΜΜΕΝΟ
ΤΡΟΧΗΛΑΤΟ ΚΑ∆Ο ΑΠΟΡΡΙΜΑΤΩΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΙΣΩ ΟΨΗ
ΤΟΥ ΜΗΧΑΝΗΜΑΤΟΣ
∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ ΤΟ ΠΡΟΙΟΝ ΑΥΤΟ ∆ΕΝ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ
∆ΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΘΕΙ ΣΑΝ ΣΥΝΗΘΙΣΜΕΝΟ ΟΙΚΙΑΚΟ ΑΠΟΒΛΗΤΟ.
ΠΡΟΣ ΑΠΟΦΥΓΗ ΕΝ∆ΕΧΟΜΕΝΗΣ ΕΠΙΒΑΡΥΝΣΗΣ ΤΟΥ
ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ, ΞΕΧΩΡΙΣΤΕ ΤΟ ΠΡΟΙΟΝ ΑΠΟ ΤΑ
ΑΛΛΑ
ΑΠΟΡΡΙΜΑΤΑ ΩΣΤΕ ΝΑ ΕΞΑΣΦΑΛΙΣΘΕΙ Η ΑΝΑΚΥΚΛΩΣΗ
ΤΟΥ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΠΡΕΠΟΝΤΑ ΤΡΟΠΟ.
ΠΑΡΑΚΑΛΟΥΜΕ ΝΑ ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΗΣΕΤΕ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΤΟΠΙΚΗ
ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΑ ΑΝΑΚΥΚΛΩΣΗΣ Η ΜΕ ΤΟ ΚΑΤΑΣΤΗΜΑ
ΑΓΟΡΑΣ ΓΙΑ ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΕΣ ΛΕΠΤΟΜΕΡΕΙΕΣ.
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X-DAC V8
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on the purchase of your new X-DAC V8
digital to analogue converter.
The X-DAC V8 is powered directly from mains, and will also
happily supply power for the X-RAYV8 CD player and XPLORAV8 tuner components. This turns the X-series
components into the equivalent of a miniature DM25 system
(with added DAB/FM tuner thrown in).
The X-DAC V8 has extremely low jitter, vanishingly low
distortion, exemplary linearity and ultra low noise. Its case
design complements the X-V8 series components which
include a CD player, DAB/FM tuner and integrated amplifier
all in the same convenient size.
Great attention has been paid to internal layout, isolating each
circuit section to prevent possible interaction.
The digital data streams are first up-sampled to 192kHz,
which moves noise, jitter and distortion artefacts well above
the audio band. They are then passed through a new, low
noise, low distortion 24-bit dual-differential digital-toanalogue converter, which allows simpler filtering of the
analogue output. This in turn gives an improved audio
response without the need for sharp filters that degrade sound
quality. The result is a DAC which has a smoother response
and lower distortion than previously possible.
There is also the option of selecting the use of a valve stage
identical to our classic X-10D as output buffer included.
The resultant performance achieved by this unit is among the
best in the world. It has excellent signal to noise ratio, low
distortion, wide bandwidth, huge dynamic range,
extraordinary resolution and fine detail.
INSTALLATION
Position the X-DAC V8 on a stable, horizontal surface where
there is no risk of it being knocked, or subjected to vibration
such as from loudspeakers.
INPUT CONNECTIONS
The X-DAC V8 has user selectable inputs to allow connection
for up to four different digital sources.
Inputs 1, 2, 3 and 4 are selectable from the front panel or
remote. Use inputs 1, 2 and 3 to connect the digital outputs of
any X-V8 series or other components for the best experience in
digital audio listening.
Input 4 is a USB 1.1 input which allows direct digital audio
streaming from a computer’s USB output port. See page 7 for
setup details.
Please note that the USB input CANNOT be used to stream
directly from USB on portable devices such as iPod, or flash
drives etc.
DIGITAL OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
There is an output that allows loop through of digital signals.
AUDIO OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
Outputs: Connect your amplifier inputs to the RCA sockets
on the back panel marked as LEFT and RIGHT outputs.
INSTALLATION
FOR COMPLETE X-V8 SERIES :
For best results with the full complement of X-V8series
components, we recommend the following:
X-RAY V8 CD player
X-PLORA V8 DAB/FM tuner
X-DAC V8
TRIPLE-X170 upgrade power supply
The power connector from the X-RAYV8 mates with the 5way socket labelled X-RAYV8 on the rear of the X-DAC V8.
The connector should fit comfortably with a small click when
properly seated.
Do not force the connector.
The coaxial (RCA) Digital output from the X-RAY V8 may
then be connected to a spare digital input on the X-DAC V8,
e.g. INPUT 1
The power connector from the X-PLORAV8 mates with the 4way socket labelled X-PLORAV8 on the rear of the X-DAC
V8
. The connector should fit comfortably with a small click
when properly seated.
Do not force the connector.
The coaxial (RCA) Digital output from the X-PLORA V8 may
then be connected to a spare digital input on the X-DAC V8,
e.g. INPUT 2
The XT-100 unit alone should be powered from the upgrade
Triple-X170 power supply unit. Connect your XT-100 to this
supply through the 6-way XLR socket at the back. The XPLORA V8 and X-RAY V8 are supplied from the DAC. This
frees up reserve supply for the power amplifiers in the
XT100. The L & R audio outputs from the X-DAC V8 should
be connected, with good quality cable, to a spare input on the
X-T100. You can now switch between the two digital inputs
using the X-DAC V8. This arrangement also frees up an
analogue input on the X-T100 for future use.
CLEANING
Before cleaning the unit, switch off power at the mains
switch and remove the mains plug from the wall socket.
Clean the cabinet and remote control unit using a moist cloth.
We do not advise using solvents, white spirit or thinners as
they could damage the surface finish
UPGRADE PATH
Early in 2007 another interesting new X-V8 series product is
coming:
The TRIPLE-X170 PSU is an upgrade Power Supply Unit. It
increases the power of your X-T100 to 85+85 wpc and
improves its peak current. The TRIPLE-X170 PSU will
power the X-T100, X-RAYV8 and X-PLORAV8
simultaneously. Any product connected to it will sound
better.
POWER CONNECTIONS
Connect the unit to the mains using supplied lead.
Switching on the power supply unit should light the front
panel power LED and the connected components should all
come on. The setup is then ready for use.
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X-DAC V8
POWER SUPPLY OPTIONS & WIRING
3-component setup, standard power supply
TRIPLE-X
4-component setup, upgraded power supply
X-PLORA V8
X-PLORAV8
X-RAY V8
X-RAYV8
XT-100
X-DACV8
Figure 1
The standard 3-component setup using the original
TRIPLE-X PSU (bottom left) is shown in figure 1.
The power connector from the X-PLORAV8 mates with
the 4-way socket labelled X-PLORAV8 on the rear of the
TRIPLE-X PSU. The connector should fit comfortably
with a small click when properly seated.
The power connector from the X-RAYV8 mates with the
5-way socket labelled X-RAYV8 on the rear of the
TRIPLE-X PSU. The connector should fit comfortably
with a small click when properly seated.
The power connector from the XT-100 Integrated
amplifier mates with the 6-way socket labelled XT-100
on the rear of the TRIPLE-X PSU. The connector should
fit comfortably with a small click when properly seated.
3-component setup, upgraded power supply
X-PLORAV8
X-RAYV8
TRIPLE-X170
XT-100
Figure 2
The upgraded 3-component setup using the TRIPLEX170 PSU (bottom left) is shown in figure 2.
The wiring is identical to that given under the standard
setup shown above. Simply remove the TRIPLE-X PSU
and use the TRIPLE-X170 PSU in its place.
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XT-100
TRIPLE-X170
Figure 3
The recommended power supply wiring for the fourcomponent setup, including upgrade power supply and
X-DACV8, is shown in figure 3.
The power connector from the X-PLORAV8 mates with
the 4-way socket labelled X-PLORAV8 on the rear of
the X-DACV8. The connector should fit comfortably
with a small click when properly seated.
The power connector from the X-RAYV8 mates with
the 5-way socket labelled X-RAYV8 on the rear of the
X-DACV8.The connector should fit comfortably with a
small click when properly seated.
The XT-100 integrated amplifier should be powered
from the upgrade TRIPLE-X170 power supply unit.
Connect your XT-100 to this supply through the 6-way
XLR socket at the back. The X-PLORAV8 and XRAYV8 are now supplied from the X-DACV8. This frees
up reserve supply for the power amplifiers in the
XT100.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, as it is possible
to use the original TRIPLE-X power supply, say, to
supply the CD player alone further isolating it from the
DAC and other circuits. The beauty of this system is its
incredibly flexible allowing considerable tweaking to
obtain optimum audio performance.
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X-DAC V8
FACILITIES AND CONNECTION
FRONT PANEL
1
2
3
4
5
1. DIGITAL INPUT 1 button and LED
2. DIGITAL INPUT 2, 3, USB button and LEDs
3. IR lens
4. OUTPUT TUBE/SOLID STATE button and
LEDs
5. MAINS ON/OFF Switch
REAR PANEL
6
9
7
10
6. X-PLORA power output socket
7. X-RAY V8 power output socket
8. MAINS POWER IEC inlet socket
9. USB input USB “B”-type socket
V8
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11
12
10. INPUTS DIG 3, 2, 1 RCA socket
11. DIGITAL COAXIAL OUTPUT RCA socket
12. LEFT & RIGHT ANALOGUE OUTPUTS
RCA sockets
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X-DAC V8
REMOTE CONTROL
The remote control shown below enables functions to be operated from a convenient distance. Equivalent buttons on the remote
control have the same functions as those on the front panel of the unit. Other functions are only available by remote control.
As the handset uses an invisible infra-red light beam, the front edge must be pointed directly towards the receiver window at the
front of the player, without visual obstruction between them.
If the range of the remote control greatly decreases, replace the batteries with new ones. Do not mix old and new batteries - two are
required, size AAA, LR03 or SUM-4.
Please dispose of used batteries in accordance to local regulations.
Tuner Buttons:
INFO – To access broadcast information
MENU – to choose options
AUTO TUNE – finds previous/next
broadcast
MONO/STEREO – Option for weaker
FM stations
BAND – Selects DAB or FM
STORE – Stores station as preset
SELECT – To choose preset/DAB
station
DAC Buttons:
DIG 1 – Selects DAC digital input 1
DIG 2 - Selects DAC digital input 2
DIG 3 - Selects DAC digital input 3
USB - Selects DAC USB input
PRESET ↑ ↓ selects preset
Amplifier Buttons:
PHONO – Selects Phono input
AUX 1 – Select Source AUX1 or PDI
AUX 2 – Select source AUX 2
AUX 3 – Select source AUX 3
MUTE – Mutes unit until pressed
again
CD Buttons:
CLEAR – Clears selected pre
programmed track
TIME – Displays Track Time/Time
remaining
0-9 Buttons – Used to select track
numbers
CHECK – Check pre programmed
tracks
PROGRAM – Programs selection and
order of tracks
TUNE ↑ ↓ steps up/down band
VOLUME UP/DOWN – sets
volume level
DISPLAY – Dims display
A/B Sets repeat start/end to repeat
section of track
SHUFFLE – Plays back tracks in
random order
TRACK – Next/previous track
PAUSE/PLAY – Stop/start CD
playback
INTRO – Player plays first 10 seconds
of each track
REPEAT – Repeats whole disk or
selected tracks
SEARCH – Fast forward/backward
through track
STOP – Stop playing/Eject CD
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X-DAC V8
BASIC OPERATION
Switch-on
PC users
Once power is applied, one input LED indicator should
flash. After approx. 30 seconds a small “click” will be
heard and one of the output LED indicators (SOLID
STATE or TUBE) will light indicating output is
enabled, and the unit is ready for use.
When the selected input is unconnected or not receiving
digital data, the corresponding LED will flash to
indicate absence of signal. When a signal is present, the
LED will light continuously.
Check the computer has picked up the device and is
currently using it by clicking: (most Windows versions)
Digital inputs 1,2,3
You will need a good quality phono to phono cable to
connect the DAC to the digital source.
Plug one end into the required input socket in the back
of the X-DAC V8
Plug the other end into the digital output RCA socket
on your digital source e.g. CD player, minidisk, DAT or
Satellite receiver.
Once connected, select the correct input on the front
panel or corresponding remote button. The input
selected should display a constant light and once the
source is playing, the music should be heard through the
system.
Computer setup for input 4 (USB input).
You will need a good quality USB A to B cable to
connect the unit to the computer.
Plug the B (square) end into the socket in the back of
the X-DAC V8
Plug the A (rectangle) end into a free USB socket on
your computer.
The computer should detect the new hardware and
install a generic driver automatically (No setup or driver
disk required).
You will now have a second mixer available which is
default whenever the DAC is plugged in. Use this mixer
to select the source or adjust levels if required.
CD, MP3, WAV files played on any software should
now play through the DAC. This device has been
designed to work with Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP.
Please note:
This device is a high speed serial data processor, and by
its nature, requires a very high volume of USB
bandwidth. It will benefit greatly from being the only
device connected on its USB ‘bus’. Sharing the same
bus with other devices may cause unwanted artefacts
such as dropouts or temporary loss of signal. This
especially includes the use of the DAC on a USB
hub/splitter alongside other USB components.
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Start
Settings
Control panel
Sounds and Multimedia
Audio
Check that “USB audio device” appears under
PREFERRED AUDIO DEVICE tab
Mac users
Check the computer has picked up the device and is
currently using it by clicking: (MAC OS X)
-
System preferences
Hardware
Sound
Check that “USB audio DAC” is selected under the
OUTPUT tab.
If the computer’s warning sounds/chimes are to played
through the DAC, make sure it is selected under the
SOUND EFFECTS tab too.
Selecting DAC output type:
There are two options of output for the X-DAC V8.
Tube output – Filtered analogue output taken through a
top spec tube stage identical to our classic X-10D tube
buffer. This gives a lovely tube sound to all the digital
sources played though it.
Solid State output – Filtered analogue output for the
semiconductor purist, gives the absolute top
specification and is best suited to drive longer cable
lengths.
The output type can be changed without any rewiring –
pressing the front panel button allows instantaneous
switch- over at any time. The indicator LED lights to
show currently selected option.
Digital Output Coaxial:
An RCA socket for digital output is included to allow
loop though digital connection of the selected source.
This will enable, for example the digital recording of the
selected input onto a CD-R/RW, MD, DAT, or other
digital recorder. The data stream sample rate is passed
through unaffected.
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X-DAC V8
DAC PROBLEMS?
Basic problem-solving with a DAC is similar to troubleshooting other electrical or electronic equipment. Always check the most
obvious possible causes first, such as the following examples:
Problem
Probable Cause
Remedy
No power / lights
Power plug is not inserted correctly
Plug in securely fully into power
supply’s X-DAC V8 rear socket
No audio output, or too low level
output
Incorrect or missing connections
Check connections and make sure they
are secure.
See P.9 PC users or MAC users section
USB Driver not selected (PC or MAC)
Dropouts in sound (RCA inputs)
Digital input lead not properly connected
Faulty digital input lead
Check input lead is fully secured
Change lead. Please use a good quality
straight-through signal-and-ground
phono to phono lead.
No audio output from USB input
USB Cable not connected
Check connections and make sure they
are secure.
See P.9 PC users or Mac users section
USB Driver not selected (PC or MAC)
Not detected when connected to
USB
USB Cable faulty
USB not working/enabled on computer
Correct USB drivers not installed
(can happen particularly with factorypreinstalled Windows operating systems)
Dropouts in sound (USB input)
Shared USB port with another device
Computer busy with another application
Computer low on resources
Check and replace cable
Check USB port functions with another
device.
Please check with the computer
manufacturer. Enquire about USB driver
or update.
Avoid sharing the USB port with other
devices, if possible.
At times an application (program) may
intervene, sometimes invisibly e.g. a
virus scanner. When this happens,
computer resources are temporarily used
up, and playback may suffer. This is not
a fault. Try running fewer applications if
possible.
Hum
Audio connector plug is not fully pushed in
Insert plug securely
Remote control does not work
Power supply switch is set to off
Set switch to on
Battery(ies) fitted the wrong way round
Insert batteries correctly
Batteries are flat
Change batteries for a new set
Remote control is not pointed directly towards
the front panel of the DAC
Ensure there is no obstruction between
the remote control and DAC front
Batteries are running out
Change batteries – for a new set
Remote control range has greatly
reduced
Please note that the driver for the USB input is GENERIC (no disk required, the computer picks the correct driver automatically),
and included in the following operating systems:
MicrosoftTM WindowsTM 98SE, ME, 2000 Pro, XP Home/Pro (with Service pack 1 or later)
MacTM OS 9.1 or later (Japanese/English),OS X 10.0 or later (English only), OS X 10.1 or later (Japanese edition SP)
(For Mac OS X 10.0 Japanese edition plug and play does not work appropriately for USB audio devices)
All above information correct at time of going to press. Please check with software company’s support for later and/or different
versions
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X-DAC V8
MANUAL REVISION
DAC:
DAC circuit
Up sampling
Total correlated jitter
Linearity
Output digital 0dB level
Analogue output impedance
Frequency response
Channel separation
Signal / noise ratio
Total harmonic distortion
24 bit Delta-Sigma (Bit stream) dual
differential 8X over sampling
192 kHz
< 135 pS
< 0.1dB down to -96dB
2.18VRMS at 1 kHz nominal
47 Ohms
10Hz to 20 kHz -0.2dB max
> 105dB 20Hz to 20 kHz
> 117dB “A” weighted
< 0.003% 10Hz to 20 kHz
Connections:
Digital inputs
1 USB 1.1 [32, 44.1, 48 kHz sample
rates] connection for computer only
3 S/PDIF (RCA connector)
Digital outputs
1 S/PDIF (RCA connector)
Line level analogue outputs:
1 pair RCA
Power requirement:
100 / 115 / 230Volts AC 50 / 60Hz (factory pre-set),
16 W no devices connected, idle
26 W all devices connected, idle
30 W maximum
Weight:
4.15 kg,
6.4 kg,
9.13 lbs
14.1 lbs
unit only, unboxed
in shipping carton
Dimensions:
219 mm,
88 mm,
340 mm,
8.6 inches
3.5 inches
13.4 inches
wide
high including feet
deep including terminals
Standard accessories:
Remote control
(X-V8 series, universal type),
2 batteries size LR03 or AAA, manganese alkaline type
10A IEC Mains lead
Musical Fidelity reserves the right to make
improvements which may result in specification or
feature changes without notice.
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X-DAC V8
MANUAL REVISION
RELEASE
Issue 1
Issue 1: 19th October 2006
DATE
19th October 2006
CHANGES
1st issue
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