PWD filter problem


#1

I’m having some issues with “filter 1” on my PWD II. When this filter is selected and music is playing I get intermittent static crackle and pops in the right channel only. I must emphasise this is only with filter 1, and only at fairly random times. It has this behaviour regardless of the resolution of the track being played. This is not a huge problem for me, as I can just use another filter.



Does anyone else have an issue like this?


#2

Weird.



I assume you have powered down, performed the Gordon approved “unplugging of the unit,” and rebooted.



Is this on USB? Does it happen on other inputs?


#3

To be honest, it’s been there since day 1 with the DAC. Bridge, coax, USB, i2s… the input doesn’t affect the problem. It’s just that I never really used any other setting than “auto” except briefly to experiment. Auto worked fine, so I was happy. In fact I’m still happy, just more curious as to why.



Personally, I suspect it is the DAC chip in my PWD, seeing as the filters are built into the IC.


#4

Your theory makes sense.



I need to give filter 1 an extended try.


#5

I have been using Filter one for the last 2 days out of interest based on your issue (normally auto) and no issues here. im using the Bridge. Native X, transcoding etc.



I downloaded jriver 19 today and no dropouts so all in all im a happy camper at the moment listening to Hugh Masakela, Hope. Highly recommended.


#6

I have tried, and all filters are fine for me.


#7

Thanks guys. I was pretty sure it was just my DAC. Fortunately, it doesn’t keep me out of the music. I just stick with auto.