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01-27-2010, 08:55 PM
Hi and thanks for the time.
I recently bought this piece ( http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MHDAC25.2%20SIL ) and am having a slight issue that perhaps someone can help with.
It is this:
I'm connecting to a USB port on my computer that runs vista 64. I have no problem at all playing music, but once i stop, i must physically disconnect the USB cable for the computer to switch back to its speakers.
I know this can't be right, but can't seem to figure out a way around this. At worst, you'd think that once the MH is powered off, it would revert back to PC-mode.
Any ideas/thoughts are greatly appreciated!
01-28-2010, 09:20 AM
You should have a speaker symbol in the tray of your computer down by the clock that you can change the volume on. If you right click this and select playback devices it will bring up a list of devices that you can use for audio output. One of them will be checked, if you are listening to music then the Music Hall DAC, or whatever it shows up as, will be selected. To change to your pc speakers just select them and then press Set Default, this will change the output to that device and should be the way to quickly change your output sources. This is what I do at home for my DAC, I run a 2 channel DAC that will not play 5.1 audio so when I watch television shows I have to switch my sources and send the audio over HDMI so my TV can decode properly. Hopefully this helps, let me know if you need more assistance on this.
I attached an image of the playback devices panel so you know if you're in the right place.
01-28-2010, 09:23 AM
I had a similar situation happen with my USB headset I use at home on my computer for phone purposes. I was using the USB headset and then switched back to my regular(1/8) headphones off of the soundcard I use for music. At this point my (1/8) would not work but I could hear music coming through my USB headset instead. I unplugged my USB, waited a little while and then music was coming through my (1/8) headphones. Problem solved right? Not sure if this is a coincidence, but they do share some aspects.
Ultimately it might not be a bad idea to call Music Hall and make sure it is not a "defect". Their info is as follows.
108 station road
great neck, ny 11023
Call us for an exchange if you need to.
01-28-2010, 03:14 PM
Thank you both so much for the help.
Dean, you are absolutely correct! By clicking the speaker icon, then choosing 'playback devices' i open that window, which then allows me to right click on either the PC speakers or USB audio DAC and set them as 'default'.
This allows switching back and forth between the DAC and PC speakers without having to unplug the USB cable. Brilliant!
Thank you again.
01-28-2010, 03:38 PM
I'm taking notes, thanks Dean. Thanks Gordon for asking!!
11-20-2011, 05:11 AM
Is there some way I can use Audacity to strip out the background music from a movie soundtrack - preserving dialog and other on-screen sound?
I know this is the opposite of the way most people would use it, but its what I need to do. If Audacity cant do this, is there anything that can?
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