DS-DAC-100
DS-DAC-100m
DS-DAC-10
Before you connect this device
You must select driver settings in order to use the DS-DAC-100, DS-DAC-100m, or DS-
DAC-10.
To ensure that you can select these settings smoothly, do not connect the DS-DAC-
100/100m/10 to your computer before you have installed the driver.
Carefully read the section entitled "Installing the driver," and download and install the
driver before you connect the DS-DAC-100/100m/10 to your computer.
Contents
Introduction ------------------------------------------------------------ 2
Features ------------------------------------------------------------- 2
Operating requirements ----------------------------------------- 2
Installing the driver ------------------------------------------------- 3
Downloading the driver ------------------------------------------ 3
Driver installation procedure ----------------------------------- 4
Control panel settings --------------------------------------------- 9
Operation --------------------------------------------------------------11
Front and rear panels -------------------------------------------11
Preparations -------------------------------------------------------12
Playback using AudioGate (Windows) ---------------------13
Playback using AudioGate (Mac OS) -----------------------15
Troubleshooting -----------------------------------------------------16
Specifications --------------------------------------------------------19
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    Driver installation procedure ----------------------------------- 4 Control panel settings --------------------------------------------- 9 Operation --------------------------------------------------------------11 Front and rear panels -------------------------------------------11 Preparations -------------------------------------------------------12 Playback using AudioGate (Windows) ---------------------13 Playback using AudioGate (Mac OS) -----------------------15 Troubleshooting -----------------------------------------------------16 Specifications --------------------------------------------------------19 4015-2 Yanokuchi, Inagi-city, Tokyo 206-0812 Japan © 2013 KORG INC.

  • Page 2: Ds-dac

    Introduction Features The DS-DAC-100, DS-DAC-100m, and DS-DAC-10 are USB DAC units that support 1-bit DSD native playback* on Windows (ASIO) or Mac (Core Audio). By using it in conjunction with the “AudioGate” audio format conversion application, you can enjoy native playback of high-quality 1-bit DSD sound.

  • Page 3: Installing The Driver

    Installing the driver Use the KORG AudioGate and DS-DAC Setup program to install the driver and Audio- Gate. Downloading the driver The DS-DAC-10 driver software is common to the DS-DAC-100, DS-DAC-100m, and the DS- DAC-10. Access the following AudioGate 3 download page.

  • Page 4: Driver Installation Procedure

    If, during installation, a message appeared to confirm whether or not to continue the in- stallation, click [Install]. In the KORG AudioGate and DS-DAC Setup panel that you downloaded, click “Install DS-DAC Driver” to start the installer. In the language selection menu, choose English;...

  • Page 5

    Note the location of the installation and the required space needed, and then click [Install]. Installation will begin. When installation has completed and the screen indicates “Preinstallation was success- ful. Click Next to continue,” click [Next >]. Preparations for installation are now complete. Click [Finish] to exit the installer.

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    The following message will appear; click [Yes]. Connect the DS-DAC-100/100m/10 to your computer. Wait until Windows displays the message “The device driver software was installed correctly” twice.

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    Mac OS users In the KORG AudioGate and DS-DAC Setup panel that you downloaded, click “Install DS-DAC Driver” to start the installer. The following dialog box will appear; click [Con- tinue]. Depending on the version of the operating system, a screen allowing you to select the “Installation Destination”...

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    A dialog box will indicate “After this software has been installed, it will be necessary to restart your computer. OK to install now?” Click [Continue Installation]. Installation will begin, and a progress bar will appear. When the screen indicates “Installation has completed successfully,” click [Restart] to close the installer.

  • Page 9: Control Panel Settings

    The Control panel is common to the DS-DAC-100, DS-DAC-100m, and the DS-DAC-10. Click the following: Windows start menu → All Programs → Korg → USB Audio Device → USB Audio Device Control Panel. The control panel shown below will appear.

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    In the Version tab, you can check the driver version and update the firmware Firmware updating is done using a dedicated application. The most recent system file for firmware updating can be downloaded to your computer from http://www.korg.com/prod- ucts/audio/audiogate3/. For the update procedure, refer to the release notes which are bundled together with the...

  • Page 11: Operation

    DS-DAC-100m Sample rate/ Analog Headphone USB port Headphone volume output jack output jack indicators Power indicator Headphone volume DS-DAC-10 Power indicator USB port Headphone volume Digital Analog Sample rate Headphone output jack output jacks indicators output jack...

  • Page 12: Preparations

    • DS-DAC-100: RCA or XLR • DS-DAC-100m: 3.5 mm stereo-mini • DS-DAC-10: RCA The DS-DAC-10 does have a digital output jack, but the output from that jack is only available for PCM playback; there will be no output from this jack during DSD playback.

  • Page 13: Playback Using Audiogate (windows)

    From the menu, choose [Edit]-[Preferences...], and click the [Audio Devices] tab. In [Driver Type], choose “ASIO.” In [Driver Name], choose “Korg USB Audio Device Driver.” Set [Sample Rate] to “Auto” or to “5.6 MHz” or “2.8 MHz.” Add DSDIFF, DSF, or WSD files to the song list by dragging them in.

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    DS-DAC-100/100m/10. From the menu, choose [Edit]-[Preferences...], and click the [Audio Devices] tab. In [Driver Type], choose “DirectSound” or “WASAPI.” In [Driver Name], choose “KORG USB Audio Device Output L/R (KORG WDM Audio Device).” Choose the [Sample Rate].

  • Page 15: Playback Using Audiogate (mac Os)

    In [Driver Type], make sure that “Core Audio” is selected. In [Driver Name], choose “Korg USB Audio Device Driver.” Set [Sample Rate] to “Auto” or to “5.6 MHz” or “2.8 MHz.” Add DSDIFF, DSF, or WSD files to the song list by dragging them in.

  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    Control Panel. Windows users Open the Windows Start menu → All Programs → Korg → USB Audio Device → USB Audio Device Control Panel. If the Driver and Firmware versions are displayed as -.-.- in the Version tab, the DS- DAC-100/100m/10 has not been correctly recognized.

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    Such problems may occur depending on your Windows system. Try the following. • Click Start menu → All Programs → Korg → USB Audio Device → USB Audio Device Control Panel to open the Korg DS-DAC-10 Control Panel. In the Driver tab, try decreas- ing the Streaming Buffer size or ASIO Buffer Size one step at a time until performance improves.

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    • When using ASIO playback on Windows Click Start menu → All Programs → Korg → USB Audio Device → USB Audio Device Control Panel to open the Korg DS-DAC-10 Control Panel. In the Driver tab, adjust the Streaming Buffer size and ASIO Buffer Size to make them larger.

  • Page 19: Specifications

    Specifications DS-DAC-100 Number of channels 2 channels Input formats DSD: 2.8224 MHz/5.6448 MHz, 1 bit (USB) PCM: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/88.2 kHz/96 kHz/176.4 kHz/192 kHz, 16 bit/24 bit Host interface USB2.0 (High Speed) Audio drivers ASIO2.1, WDM, Core Audio Indicators Power indicator x 2 (LED), sample rate indicators x 8 (LED) Power supply/ USB bus power (5 V 500 mA)/2.5 W Power consumption...

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    DS-DAC-100m Number of channels 2 channels Input formats DSD: 2.8224 MHz/5.6448 MHz, 1 bit (USB) PCM: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/88.2 kHz/96 kHz/176.4 kHz/192 kHz, 16 bit/24 bit Host interface USB2.0 (High Speed) Audio drivers ASIO2.1, WDM, Core Audio Indicators Power indicator (LED), sample rate/headphone volume indicators x 8 (LED) Power supply/ USB bus power (5 V 500 mA)/2.5 W...

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    DS-DAC-10 Number of channels 2 channels Input formats DSD: 2.8224 MHz/5.6448 MHz, 1 bit (USB) PCM: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/88.2 kHz/96 kHz/176.4 kHz/192 kHz, 16 bit/24 bit Output formats PCM: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz/88.2 kHz/96 kHz/176.4 kHz/192 kHz, 16 bit/24 bit (S/P DIF) Host interface USB2.0 (High Speed)

This manual also for:

Ds-dac-100m, Ds-dac-100

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