Help with Schiit EITR USB to SPDIF Converter

MWalt

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I just bought a Schiit EITR USB to SPDIF Converter. I wanted to improve the sound from my CPU's USB to my stereo. I have two DAC's; A Chord Chordette QuteHD and a SimAudio D100. I can't get either to work with this device. I followed the troubleshooting procedures on the Schiit site and still nothing. I have no problem using the Simaudio dac straight to CP by virtue of USB and I have the Chord hooked up to a CDP with a coax cable and get great sound. I tried contacting Schiit but you can't speak with a human so I had to send my issue by email. Anybody have any ideas?
 

Olson_jr

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What is your CPU? On my Apple Products, I believe I had to select the SPDIF converter in Audio MIDI to get it to work.
 

MWalt

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Are you able to select the SE as the audio output device ?
Yes, it shows up. I am going to go buy a powered USB hub as suggested by Schiit and try that.

What is your CPU? On my Apple Products, I believe I had to select the SPDIF converter in Audio MIDI to get it to work.
I use a Cyberpower PC. It's a pretty good CPU, primarily set up for gaming (I play World of Tanks sometimes) but also just a generally good computer.
 

MWalt

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Problem solved. I never would have imagined that a $20 Powered USB hub would solve this, but it did. The EITR with my Chord Chordette QuteHD DAC sounds fabulous together using .flac files from my CPU.
 

Olson_jr

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Problem solved. I never would have imagined that a $20 Powered USB hub would solve this, but it did. The EITR with my Chord Chordette QuteHD DAC sounds fabulous together using .flac files from my CPU.
I had a Chord Chordette Qute EX that I loved the sound of but I could not deal with some issues it had. The main one being that Chord stopped supplying firmware updates to get it to work via USB with the latest Apple OS. I sold it, and like a month later Sonore figured out how to get the microRendu to work with it.

Especially liked its presentation of DSD files ripped from SACDs.

Glad you got your issue resolved.
 

MWalt

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I used to use it with a Squeezebox Touch and a 2TB external hard drive. It worked well but I wanted to simplify so I tried this. My Chord has never worked with USB...;-)
 
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