Just received my brand new SGC DAC today. It is connected to an Edge I3 Integrated Amp via the Edge’s AMP IN unbalanced connections do I can use the amp portion of the Edge.
I have a Sony HAP-Z1ES and connected it to the SGC DAC via USB. When I play DSD 64 files they sound fine, but when the HAP goes to the next song there is a loud pop sound coming through the speakers. Is there anything I can do other then to fix this? I really don’t want to return the SGC DAC.
I bought the SGC DAC so I could connect the HAP to it via USB.
I have a Lumin streamer connected to the SGC DAC’s balanced connections and everything plays fine. I have had the HAP connected to several other DACs in the past and haven’t had any issues with popping sounds. The Lumin doesn’t have a USB out so I can’t test with it and the SGC DAC. The Lunmin can output DSD 128 files via BNC or SPDIF connections but the SGC DAC doesn’t support DSD on those inputs.
Before the SGC DAC arrived I had the HAP connected to the Edge via unbalanced analog cables.
Lastly, when trying to play FLAC, ALAC, or AIFF files on the HAP via USB to the SGC DAC all I get is noise. No music. Again, the Sony played great with my Auralic Vega DAC and none of the problems above were seen.