Hey. I'm new to the forums and in fact to Hi-Fi equipment. I've just started a setup of my own, spending much more than I'd initially planned. Anyway - I bought a Marantz PM6004, Monitor Audio BX2's and an Arcam rPac (ran out of money for a turntable).
So far everything is sounding pretty damn good. The rPac however lets out a one second burst of static then cuts out when I change applications on my mac or when nothing is playing. The only way to then get it to work again is unplug it and plug it back in (it's usb powered).
This isn't a problem with the DAC exactly, I can run sound out through soundflower software on my computer with no trouble but using the standard ouput settings or using bitperfect it's prone to these cut outs. I can't take the DAC back as it obviously isn't faulty (works fine under windows too). I'm not sure what could be causing the problem though, there are very few options when setting up the DAC. it's just a box and the only mac settins are sample rate settings which don't make a difference to the cutting out.
Thought I should try asking you guys just to see if you had any suggestions as to what it could be or similar problems that you found solutions to. I uninstalled soundflower and tried that, apart from that I can't think of any software i have that would affect sound outupt.
Thanks for any help.