V series manual
V-DACII Digital To Analog Converter with 24-bit/96kHz
Asynchronous USB
Instructions
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the V-DACII digital
to analog convertor. We sincerely hope that
it will bring you many years of outstanding
listening pleasure.
Installation Precautions
Your new V-DACII is designed and built to
provide trouble-free performance, but as with
all electronic devices, it is necessary to
observe a few precautions:
Do not use the V-DACII near water. The unit
must not be exposed to dripping or splashing
and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, must be placed on the unit.
Keep the V-DACII away from heat such as
radiators. No naked flame sources, such as
lighted candles, should be placed on the
unit.
Power Supply Note:
Only use approved Musical Fidelity DC
power supply. The use of other adaptors or
supplies could seriously damage the V-DAC.
Connections
All connections must be made before the mains adaptor is plugged in,
and before any amplifier connected is switched on. Always switch off
the equipment attached to the V-DAC before connecting/disconnecting
power, changing leads or inputs.
Digital optical or coaxial inputs
Using good quality RCA leads (not supplied), connect the digital
coaxial or optical output from a CD player or other digital audio source
to the V-DAC SPDIF or COAXIAL sockets.
Set the input select switch to “coaxial” if using either of these inputs.
USB input
A good quality USB A to B cable is required to connect the unit to the
computer.
Plug the B (square) end into the socket in the back of the V-DACII
Plug the A (rectangle) end into a free USB socket on your computer.
Set the input select switch to “USB”.
Once the unit is plugged in and powered, the computer should detect
the new hardware and install a generic driver automatically (No setup or
driver disk required). The V-DACII is then ready to play V-DACII, CD or
any other form of music file recognised by the computer.
Outputs
Connect the V-DACII left and right outputs to the line level inputs of the
amplifier system. It is advisable to have the amplifier turned off at this
point.
Power
Plug the DC connector lead from the power supply unit into the VDACII’s power inlet socket, and plug the adaptor itself into a convenient
wall mains outlet. The blue LED will light to confirm the unit is ready for
use, and the green LED should also be lit indicating presence of digital
signal.
Use
Turn the volume on amplifier to normal listening levels, sit back and
enjoy the music.
These products have been designed so that they may be left on
indefinitely, but please note the mains adapter may become warm to the
touch - this is normal.
Additional USB information
On the host computer, a new mixer will be available, which is the default
mixer 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.
The computer drivers for the USB input of the V-DACII should install
automatically. To check correct installation follow these steps:
This Hi-fi product has been tested to ensure
that its operation is not adversely affected by
normal background levels of Radio
Frequency Interference (R.F.I.), and that it
does not itself generate excessive amounts
of interference. However, if a problem
persists, please contact your Musical Fidelity
agent.
Never open the case of the
V-DACII
yourself, as this will invalidate the guarantee.
Place all connecting cables where they are
not likely to be walked on or trapped by
items placed on them.
The V-DACII will operate in accordance with
its specifications within the following
environmental range:
Temperature 5 to 45 degrees Celsius
Humidity 10 to 90% non condensing
There are no user adjustments inside.
Please refer all service work to an
authorised Musical Fidelity agent.
Front and back connections
Power input socket
Left (white) & right (red) RCA outputs
Power LED (Blue)
Lock LED (Green)
PC users
Check the computer has picked up the device and is currently using it
by clicking: (most Windows versions)
Start
Settings
Control panel
Sounds and Multimedia
Audio
Check “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.
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 ‘port’. Sharing the
same port 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.
Digital Optical input
Digital Coax input
Input select switch
USB input socket
Basic problem-solving with an amplifier 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
Specifications:
Up sampling
Output impedance
Maximum output
Total harmonic distortion
Frequency response
Crosstalk
Signal / noise ratio
Total Jitter
Power requirement
USB input
24 Bit
192kHz
47Ω
2.2V
0.0004%
20Hz-20kHz
+0, -0.1dB
20Hz-20kHz
-104dB
20Hz-20kHz
-117dB
“A”-weighted
12ps
12V DC
500mA
Asynchronous data stream at up to 24-bit/96kHz sampling
Connections
Digital inputs
Line level outputs
Power input
1 RCA (coaxial), 1 TOSLINK (optical), 1 USB (type B)
1 pair RCA sockets
1.3mm DC power socket
Length
Width
Height
170mm
95mm
40mm
6⅔”
3¾”
1⅔”
Remedy
No power
Power supply not switched on.
Power plug is not fully inserted into rear
socket
Check power supply is plugged in and switched on
Plug in securely
No sound
Wrong connections between input
source and the V-DACII
Wrong source selected
Check digital/USB input leads are securely connected.
Check INPUT SELECT switch is correctly set for
required source
Green LOCK LED will light when an active digital/USB
input is detected.
No Output
Wrong connections between the VDACII output and the following
component
Check audio input lead connections
Hum
Audio connector plug not fully pushed
in
Insert plug securely
Dropouts in sound (Digital inputs)
Digital input lead not properly
connected
Faulty digital input lead
Check input lead is fully secured
Change or replace lead. Please use a good quality
straight-through signal-and-ground phono to phono lead
for coaxial connection.
Dimensions
No Sound (USB input)
Computer USB port not working or
incorrectly setup
Check USB port with another USB device.
See “additional USB information” section
Weight
Unit alone
Unit packed in carton
350g
1Kg
12¼oz
2 1/5 lbs
Dropouts in sound (USB input)
Shared USB port with another device
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.
Accessories
(supplied)
DC power supply
Leaflet
12V
V-DACII
500mA
instructions
Computer busy with another application
Computer low on resources
Item disposal information for Europe
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.
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
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tuotetta ei saa käsitellä normaalina talousjätteenä. Ympäristön suojelemiseksi on tuote
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tavalla. Ota yhteyttä laitteen myyjään tai Pirkanmaan Ympäristökeskukseen lähimmän
kierrätyskeskuksen löytämiseksi.
AFSKAFNING
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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.
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result in specification or feature changes without notice. E&OE.
If none of these actions affect a cure, please contact the dealer, or an authorised Musical Fidelity service agent. Remember; never open the
case of the V-DAC, as this will invalidate the guarantee.
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.
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