DCT-16
USB HD Audio Converter
Operation Manual
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Version 1.1 August 2011
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Please read all instructions before attempting to unpack, install or
operate this equipment and before connecting the power supply.
Please keep the following in mind as you unpack and install this
equipment:
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Always follow basic safety precautions to reduce the risk of fire,
electrical shock and injury to persons.
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To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain,
moisture or install this product near water.
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Never spill liquid of any kind on or into this product.
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Never push an object of any kind into this product through any
openings or empty slots in the unit, as you may damage parts
inside the unit.
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Do not attach the power supply cabling to building surfaces.
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Use only the supplied power supply unit (PSU). Do not use the PSU
if it is damaged.
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Do not allow anything to rest on the power cabling or allow any
weight to be placed upon it or any person walk on it.
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To protect the unit from overheating, do not block any vents or
openings in the unit housing that provide ventilation and allow for
sufficient space for air to circulate around the unit.
REVISION HISTORY
VERSION NO.
DATE DD/MM/YY SUMMARY OF CHANGE
VR0
31/01/11
Preliminary Release
VS1
21/03/13
Updated format/diagrams
CONTENTS
1. Introduction�������������������������������������������� 1
2. Applications������������������������������������������� 1
3. Package Contents�������������������������������� 1
4. System Requirement����������������������������� 1
5. Features�������������������������������������������������� 2
6. Operation Controls and Functions������� 3
6.1 Top Panel������������������������������������������3
6.2 Left Panel������������������������������������������3
6.3 Right Panel����������������������������������������4
6.4 Front Panel����������������������������������������4
7. Software Installation������������������������������ 5
7.1 Install Driver���������������������������������������5
7.2 Select Sample Rates����������������������11
7.3 Uninstall Driver���������������������������������13
7.4 Install Foobar2000��������������������������14
8. Connection Diagram�������������������������� 19
9. Specifications�������������������������������������� 20
10. Acronyms������������������������������������������� 21
1. INTRODUCTION
T​ he USB HD Audio Converter supports the transmission of high
definition audio from a PC or laptop over a High Speed USB 2.0 cable.
It will output digital audio via its Optical connection while convert the
digital input signal into Analog Stereo via its RCA connection.
The professional DAC also allows users to directly connect their
headphones via its Headphone output to enjoy high definition audio.
All audio signals are outputted simultaneously, allowing for greater
flexibility in integrating computer audio signals into an AV installation.
2. APPLICATIONS
Improve the audio quality for:
• PC game entertainment
• Professional audio environment
• Showroom environment
3. PACKAGE CONTENTS
• USB HD Audio Converter
• 3.5mm Stereo to 6.3mm Headphone Jack Adaptor
• USB Type-A to Mini-B Cable
• Installation CD
• Operation Manual
4. SYSTEM REQUIREMENT
Source equipment such as PCs or laptops with USB Mini-B port and
output devices such as AV Receiver or headphones.
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5. FEATURES
• Supports sampling rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz
• Supports bitrates of 16-bit or 24-bit
• Supports Windows and Mac OS
• Compact and elegant design
• Powered by the USB port of the unit
• Supports simultaneous audio output of Headphone, analog Stereo
(L/R) and digital Optical
• ASIO driver support (with the supplied CD)
• USB asynchronous mode
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6. OPERATION CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
6.1 Top Panel
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Power Streaming 2
44.1K 48K 88.2K 96K 176.4K 192K
USB HD Audio
1 Power/Streaming LED: The LED will illuminate when the power is
connected, flash when the audio signal is transmitting.
2 44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192K LED: The LED will illuminate when
a PC or laptop is connected. The unit will automatically detect the
current audio sampling rate.
6.2 Left Panel
Mini USB 5V
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1 Mini USB 5V: Connect to the computer's USB port capable of
sending audio up to 192 kHz and a high bit rate of 24-bit to the
system with both digital and analog outputs by using the supplied
USB Type-A to Mini-B cable.
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6.3 Right Panel
Headphone
1
L
Line Out
R
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1 Headphone: Connect to the headphones with the supplied 3.5mm
stereo to 6.3mm headphone jack adaptor to get the audio from
your computer.
2 L/R Line Out: Connect to the Stereo Audio input of an AV Receiver
or active speakers.
6.4 Front Panel
Optical Out
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1 Optical Out: Connect to the Optical input of an AV Receiver or
active speakers.
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7. SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
7.1 Install Driver
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Windows 7/Windows XP
Insert the CD-ROM included in the package into your computer's CDROM drive. The setup wizard should automatically start. Connect the
USB HD Audio Converter Pro to the computer.
Click on 'Next' to start the setup.
Confirm the location of the 'Destination Folder' (the default location
will be shown) and click on 'Install' to continue the setup.
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While the installation may proceed uninterrupted, a message may
appear (example shown below). Click 'Continue Anyway' to continue
the installation.
During the setup the unit must be connected to your PC/laptop
source device. When the message appears to asking for the unit to
be disconnected and reconnected, follow the onscreen prompts and
when finished click on 'OK'.
The PC/Laptop should recognize the DCT-16 and a message will be
shown in the system tray on the bottom right-hand side.
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The installation will continue and a message may appear (as above)
click 'Continue Anyway' to continue the installation.
When the installation is complete click on 'Next'.
Go to the Control Panel from the 'Start Menu' and click on 'Sounds,
Speech, and Audio Devices'.
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Then click on 'Sound and Audio Devices'.
Select the 'Audio' tab and choose 'Cypress Tech Audio 2.0 Output'
from the Sound playback’s Default device dropdown menu. Click 'OK'
to start using USB HD Audio Converter Pro.
• Windows 8
Part 1
Right click “setup.exe” file found in the CD-ROM.
Select “Trouble Compatibility”.
Click “Try Recommended Settings”.
Click “Test The Program”.
Click “Setup Program Icon” on the Task Bar.
Click “Yes”.
The message “This Setup cannot run on the current operating system”
will pop-up.
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Click “Enter”, then click “Next” of “Program Compatibility
Troubleshooter”.
Click “Cancel” to quit part 1.
Part 2
Move the mouse cursor to the right up corner and click “Settings”.
Click “Change PC settings”.
Click “General”, then click “Restart now” of “Advanced Startup”.
Click “Troubleshoot” to bring up the “Choose An Option” window.
Click “Advanced Options”.
Click “Startup Settings”.
Click “Restart”.
Press “7” to choose “Disable driver signature enforcement”.
Execute “setup.exe” found in the DC-ROM to install driver when Win8
OS runs.
Select “Install this driver software anyway” when “Windows Security” is
pop-up.
Restart Win8 OS after the driver is installed.
• Mac
There is no installation required for Mac OS computers, however, a
simple setting change is required in order to allow the USB HD Audio to
function.
Note: Please make sure the USB Audio is upgraded to version 2.0. If
USB Audio driver is under 2.0 version some noise may occur.
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Click on 'System Preferences' and then click 'Sound' button.
When the sound preferences appear, click on 'Output' and select
'USB'.
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7.2 Select Sample Rates
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Windows 7/Windows 8
Sampling rate is only selectable in Windows 7 and Windows 8, while
other Windows versions do not support this function. Since the output
sound quality is dependant on the original source audio signal,
performance may vary. Selecting the sampling rate may improve the
sound available from your computer.
Start from Control Panel and click on 'Hardware and Sound'. Click on
'Playback' tab and select the device “DCT-16” and click 'Properties'
button.
Select the 'Advanced' tab and click on the dropdown menu next to
'Test' button and select the desired sampling rate. Click on 'OK' button
to confirm the selection and the sampling rate selection is complete.
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Mac
Sampling Rate is selectable in Mac OS. Since the output sound quality
is dependant on the original source audio signal, performance may
vary. Selecting the sampling rate may improve the sound available
from your computer.
On the menu bar, click 'Go' and select 'Utilities'.
Click 'Applications' in the left pane, then double click the 'Audio MIDI
Setup' in the right pane to launch the 'Audio Devices' screen.
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Click 'Built-in Output' in the left pane. Use the 'Format' dropdown menu
to select the desired sampling rate, then click 'Configure Speakers'
button to apply.
7.3 Uninstall Driver
1. Open the Control Panel from the 'START Menu' and double click
on the 'Control Panel 'then select 'Add or Remove Programs'.
2. Select 'Cypress Technology DCT-16' and click 'Remove'.
3. Click 'Yes' to confirm the removal and click 'Yes' again to restart
the computer in order to remove the software completely.
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7.4 Install Foobar2000
If ASIO support is required, please follow the procedure below:
1. Go to the website: http://www.foobar2000.org to download the
latest Foobar2000 and complete the installation.
2. Click on Components and search for ASIO and click on ASIO support
1.2.7 or the latest version of ASIO support to enter into the link.
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3. Double click on Download to download the ASIO software.
4. Click 'Open' or 'Save' to open or save the ASIO software.
5. Unzip the 'foo_out_asio.dll' file.
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6. Copy the 'foo_out_asio.dll' file to Foobar2000 in the 'Components’
folder of the installation directory (default is 'C:\Program Files\
foobar2000\components').
7. Restart the Foobar2000 application, click on 'LibraryConfigure'.
8. Enter into Playback preferences and click on'OutputASIO Virtual
Devices.
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9. Click on the 'Driver' dropdown menu and select 'Cypress DCT-16
ASIO Driver' and then click 'OK'.
10. Confirm that the 'Cypress DCT-16 ASIO Driver' is in the 'ASIO Virtual
Devices' list.
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11. Enter into the Playback preferences again and click on 'Output'.
Click on the Devices and select 'ASIO : Cypress DCT-16 ASIO
Driver' and then click on 'OK' to complete the installation.
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8. CONNECTION DIAGRAM
PC or Laptop
USB Input
Power Streaming
USB HD Audio
AV Receiver
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44.1K 48K 88.2K 96K 176.4K 192K
Digital Audio
Output
(Optical)
Analog Stereo
Output
(Headphone)
Headphones
Analog
Stereo
Output
Active Speakers
9. SPECIFICATIONS
Input Port
1×USB 2.0 Mini-B
Output Ports
1×6.35 mm Headphone Jack, 1×Analog
Stereo (L/R), 1×Optical
Headphone Output
Load: 16 ohm
Output Power: 200 mW
Full-Scale: 1.8Vrms±20%
THD+N: < 10%
SNR: > 80dB
Crosstalk: < -60dB
Frequency Response: ±5dB
IMD SMPTE: -77dB
IMD DFD: -92dB
IMD MOD: -70dB
Anglog Stereo Output
Full-Scale: 2Vrms±10%
THD+N: < 0.01%
SNR: > 80dB
Crosstalk: < -80dB
Frequency Response: ±1dB
IMD SMPTE: -83dB
IMD DFD: -97dB
IMD MOD: -81dB
Digital Optical Output
THD+N: < 0.01%
ESD Protection
Human body model:
±8 kV (air-gap discharge)
±4 kV (contact discharge)
Power Supply
USB 5 V
Dimensions
97 mm (W)×85 mm (D)×35 mm (H)
Weight
120 g
Chassis Material
Plastic
Silkscreen Color
White
Operating Temperature
0 ˚C~40 ˚C / 32 ˚F ~ 104 ˚F
Storage temperature
−20 ˚C~60 ˚C / −4 ˚F ~ 140 ˚F
Relative Humidity
20~90 % RH (no condensation)
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10. ACRONYMS
ACRONYM
COMPLETE TERM
ASIO
Audio Stream Input/Output
IMD
Intermodulation Distortion
SNR
Signal-to-Noise Ration
THD
Total Harmonic Distortion with Noise
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