I take it your PMDT has worked fine with another DAC? Make sure it has the latest software because it can be finicky to say the least.
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Simple stuff first:
1) Have you tried using a different cable between transport & DAC ?
2) Are you using any type of "jitterbox" between transport & DAC ? If so, remove it and make a direct connection.
3) Are there any type of switches to select a specific type of output ( balanced, digital coaxial, optical ) on the transport or inputs on the DAC that you might have overlooked or forgotten about ?
4) Have you tried "discharging" both units and then attempting to re-connect them ? By "discharging", i'm talking about removing the power cords and THEN turning the power switches on. Leave them on for a minute or two, as this should discharge the power supplies. Turn power switches off and re-connect power. This will cause a "master reset" on both components and may get them working together. I would recommend making all connections first and then applying power.
After that, it is strictly a matter of contacting the manufacturers or the dealer that you've been working with / purchased the Kora from. Good luck and please keep us posted. Sean
Lbsilver, I just got the new Kora Hermes myself. I'm using it with a Theta Pearl transport and haven't had any of the problems you describe. The only slight hitch is that there are a few very faint audible clicks if I use the remote to access a track. I didn't notice this with my Bel Canto DAC1.1. Other than that, I think the Hermes is a magnificent piece.
If you are hooking the Proceed to another digital input at the same time this could the your problem for example a cd recorder. Have you tried the Proceed with another DAC. I have a Kora and mate it tothe Electrocompaniet with excellent results - no noise of any kind. It is not over-rated at all. Only a person who doesn't have one or hasn't heard one could say that.
I have determined that there is nothing wrong with the Kora. The problem is with the PMDT. The settings on the PMDT were the problem. I changed the CD record setting to yes and the Kora is working perfectly. The Kora sounds awesome. I am very happy with it and it is just breaking in. Thanks for all of your suggestions.
Hi Ljgj. Since I'm a tube newbie I'm gonna be tube rolling my preamp first. I was able to wrangle a few pairs of NOS Tung-Sol and Sylvania 6SN7s and am gonna see what happens. After I get a good feel for those tubes, then I'll see to the Kora. And to be honest I really don't know enough to have an idea where I'm going to start. The Kora comes with two Sovtek 6922s doesn't it? A couple of Audiogoners have told me there's room for improvement there as well, so I'm sure that'll be fun too. Have you done any experimenting with your Hermes?