Dear PS Audio,
I used to have a Nuwave DAC, and then I bought a Nuwave DSD through the Italian distributor (I live in Italy). I like the new Nuwave a lot, sound-wise, and I play Red Book CDs with an old Musical Fidelity X-Ray CD Player (first version, the “oval” one), connected to the coax S/PDIF input. Since the Nuwave (both versions) sound really better if left on all the time, I used to just switch on the CD player in the morning, and that usually was enough to “wake up” the Nuwave Dac, and in the evening I used to switch it off, and the Nuwave would “go to sleep” after not finding any source with the Auto-scan.
Now, the Nuwave DSD does not behaves like that. If I power up the Musical Fidelity, connected the same way with the same coax cable, the Auto-scan does not detect anything. The Nuwave DSD wakes up only if I play some music, generally losing the first second of the song I’m playing (quite annoying). I tried connecting other players, notably a Copland CDA-288, and through different coax and optical cables, to no avail. So now in the morning I “wake up” the Nuwave DSD pushing one of the two front buttons, and then pushing it again to select coax input. In the evening I keep one button pushed to activate Auto-scan, the Autoscan detects nothing and the Nuwave DSD goes to sleep, while I power down the Musical Fidelity.
Am I doing something wrong? Is the Nuwave DSD behaving correctly?
Thanks, Stefano from Italy