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thebigshot 04-05-2014 04:08 AM

Coaxial digital audio from USB
I have a iMac with OS 10.9.2 and I'm looking for an audio interface which will plug into the USB 3 socket to give me a coaxial audio output. I've tried a M2Tech Hiface 2 and it does not work, the Peachtree X1 might work! Anyone got any other ideas?

bobtomay 04-05-2014 07:25 AM

Since you already have an optical digital output, instead of USB, get an optical toslink to coax converter - one example.

Did you install the driver for the HiFace and restart and head into sound preferences and select that device? (Which haven't been updated since 10.7 - have no clue if they'll work with later versions of OS X.)
And it will only output stereo.

thebigshot 04-05-2014 12:59 PM

Thanks for the reply,
I'm using the optical link but I prefer coaxial as one can get better sound quality plus I already have a coaxial cable installed to my DAC. Currently I'm plugging / unplugging the Toslink adapter at the back of the iMac to switch the iMac's speakers off & on and this is awkward.
There are no drivers for the Hiface, it is seen by the iMac but you can't select anything. If you use a windows machine then you need the drivers - and they work. One reason I should have stuck with windows!

thebigshot 04-09-2014 01:01 PM

The driver on their website is for the original Hiface not the current version, I tried downloading it and it made no difference.

bobtomay 04-09-2014 02:07 PM

Yeah, sorry - caught that about 30 seconds after I posted - and why that post is not there any longer.

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