Issue with my Arcam rDAC-kw
Up to a couple of months ago I used my PC to play FLAC rips and occasionally Spotify via Toslink cable into various Dacs over the years. Knowing my son was leaving home and would be leaving me his laptop, I took advantage of a deal on the rDAc-kw because of the wireless capability via the rDongle,
The last few days I've been tearing my hair out with my Virgin broadband. I'm on the mega 100mbps service, but the speeds have been pathetic, nowhere near what I should be getting. My laptop is capable of up to 50 mbps but on Saturday it was barely reaching 1 mbps. Spoke at length to Virgin, and their technical guy was very good, and he got my laptop up to 50 mbps, and my PC up to 100 mbps.
Sat down this morning to listen to Spotify via the laptop and it kept stopping every few seconds or so. Checked the broadband speed and again it was below 1 mbps. I then thought to myself, I wonder if the rDac/rDongle could be having some effect on the speed? Took it out, and lo and behold the speed went back up to 50 mbps. Put it back in and back down to 1 mbps it went. Tried this a few times with the same result.
I wondered whether anyone else had had this issue too? Effectively if I can't play Spotify/YouTube etc on my laptop through my rDAC without the audio buffering every few seconds then there is no point in having the rDAC.