Why my DAC will not work with the Mus. Fid. V-Link


I have a wonderful Museatex Bidat, and I just purchased a Musical Fidelity V-Link (earlier black box version). I have not been able to make the Bidat lock on the signal, the V-link works well with an inexpensive DAC I purchased on ebay, but I want to use my better converter, would anyone know what the problem is?
I'll appreciate any input.
Thanks so much
Mario
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See if it locks at 16 bit 44.1kHz.

I suspect it's a NOS DAC.
Not sure I understand, I cannot define how it locks, it does it on its own, it's an old DAC I bought over ten years ago, it was updated then.
I tried everything with no results.
Thanks for your help
Mario
Even though S/PDIF is a specification, there are lots of implementations of both the driver and receiver. I have seen a lot of different ones having modded transports and DACs for about 10 years.

Some of these are finicky I have found. You may just have a finiky receiver on the Bidat, or the output on the V-link does not meet specs.

Steve N.
Empirical Audio
Mario,

When I had a V-link in my system, using a Mac, it would output 96khz if not "told otherwise". I don't know if the same is true for a PC. However, if your DAC is limited to incoming signals at 41/48khz, this could be the problem. I am sure someone else could tell you how to restrict or not upsample the signal from the v-link in windows, if this is the problem.

Cheers,
Soren
The OS or music player probably set the VLink to run at its highest spec which is usually 24/192 or 24/96.

The DAC spec says it only read 16 or 20 bits.

So try using the OS/player to set the output to 16/44
Thanks so much guys for your valuable input, it makes me understand a bit more about this issue, unfortunately I do not really know how to change the output to 16/44, I have a Mac computer.
Thanks again
M.
Are you using any custom player like Audirvana or Amarra or Pure Music?

If you are using iTunes:

Look for Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup

It should look like the screenshot below, except you should have the VLink in the list. Click on the VLink icon

http://km.support.apple.com/library/APPLE/APPLECARE_ALLGEOS/TS3154/TS3154-soundtrack_pro-audio_midi_setup--en.png

On the right, you can set the output bitrate and sample rate. Set them to 2ch 16-bit integer and format at 44100Hz
OMG, I GOT IT TO WORK!!!!!
Thanks so much, You're a genius.
Best regards
Mario
Glad I could help.