USB sound

R Kimber richardkimber at
Mon Oct 7 18:30:44 UTC 2013

On Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:49:33 -0400
Ric Moore wrote:

> If you are not using a HDA (High Def Audio) speaker setup, try turning 
> one or both off. Now, which is the USB sound device? You might also have 
> a HDA option in your bios. If it is not in use, turn it off. Ric

I'm not using an HDA speaker setup, but I'm not sure that it's worth going
down that route given that the same system used to recognise and work
happily with a (different) USB sound device six months or so ago (I'm not
sure exactly when it stopped working, since I don't use the USB playback
all the time - I use it for audio editing, which I do intermittently).

I used to have an Audiolab MDAC. This was recognised as a USB sound card
and worked fine.  Last May I had to send it away for an upgrade.  When I
tried the alternatives at some point later on (not at exactly the same
time, and probably after quite a few Ubuntu software updates) I found that
my Pioneer N-50 wasn't recognised, and since then my new Metrum Acoustics
Octave MK II DAC also wouldn't work. Obviously, when I get the upgraded
MDAC back I'll try that again, but I'm not holding my breath on that one
(which is why I bought the Metrum).

- Richard.
Richard Kimber

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