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Re: Denafrips Ares II DAC very strange behaviour
« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2021, 10:56:18 AM »
New Firmware available.

V3.11.0

- Optimized to reduce frequencies of USB out-of-sync with certain USB source(s)

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Re: Denafrips Ares II DAC very strange behaviour
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2021, 11:29:49 AM »
New Firmware available.

V3.11.0

- Optimized to reduce frequencies of USB out-of-sync with certain USB source(s)

Thank you. Alvin told me that this will soon be released. I went to the site to check if it was there immediately after your post and it was. I went there now to download and install it and it is gone again.
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Re: Denafrips Ares II DAC very strange behaviour
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2021, 12:03:58 PM »
Wonder if it was intentionally removed or just a hosting issue.

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Re: Denafrips Ares II DAC very strange behaviour
« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2021, 04:21:08 PM »
I've had both the ARES-I and ARES-II

One day, the computer could not see the ARES-I at all.  After flddling for a day, Alvin sent me another driver

This then got sold and I acquired an ARES-II.  A different chipset needed a different driver.  A much smoother sound
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Re: Denafrips Ares II DAC very strange behaviour
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2021, 06:45:55 PM »
Alvin came back and said the new driver was not stable. They hope to release a new stable driver next week. Hopefully my issue will disappear
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Re: Denafrips Ares II DAC very strange behaviour
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2021, 03:54:29 PM »
Exciting news!! The latest version of the USB driver 3.12 has fixed this problem for me. https://www.denafrips.com/firmware-update-usb

From their website

V3.12.0
- Date 29th Nov 2021
- Compatible with macOS / winOS / Linux 
- Improved low level STM MCU32 USB handshake with host
- Supports PCM1536 / DSD1024

Must say the service a​nd response has been excellent.

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