no sound with new DAC.....possible reasons why?
Just added a different DAC to my setup and am getting no sound. Here's my setup: early 2008 IMac - Forest .75m usb out - Schiit Modi DAC - 2 ft RCA out - Qinpu A3 - to Polk RTi A1 speakers. Everything is brand new, except for the IMac. I was running a Fiio D3 DAC successfully through optical, and then a Muse DAC successfully through USB. I didn't care for either DAC and upgraded to the Schiit Modi.
I have sound output set to the DAC. I have Bitperfect installed. When I play a song, it plays about 1 second and then goes silent. Every 10 or 20 seconds after that I will hear a half second long clip.
I have tried a powered USB hub, as I heard that IMacs prior to late 2008 may need it. No luck. And oddly, the Muse DAC worked fine with The built in USB on the IMac.
Any thoughts here?