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Connecting M-Audio USB Transit to CAL Alpha

I'm considering purchasing the M-Audio USB Transit to connect my laptop music bits to my California Audio Labs Alpha DAC (the 24/96 Upgraded Version) via the CALs TOS Link Optical In.

As a Computer Dweeb, I know that just because I can connect two things together with a wire, doesn't mean they talk the same language. The M-Audio Transit's Optical Out is S/PDIF but I don't know what the CAL Alpha's Optical In is expecting.

Can anyone help ?? Thanks.

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Re: Connecting M-Audio USB Transit to CAL Alpha


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I'm considering purchasing the M-Audio USB Transit to connect my laptop music bits to my California Audio Labs Alpha DAC (the 24/96 Upgraded Version) via the CALs TOS Link Optical In.

As a Computer Dweeb, I know that just because I can connect two things together with a wire, doesn't mean they talk the same language. The M-Audio Transit's Optical Out is S/PDIF but I don't know what the CAL Alpha's Optical In is expecting.

Can anyone help ?? Thanks.

The M-Audio's optical output will be compatible with the Alpha's Toslink input.

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Re: Connecting M-Audio USB Transit to CAL Alpha

Thanks for the prompt response - I just put in my order :*)

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Re: Connecting M-Audio USB Transit to CAL Alpha

FYI, I could never get my old M Audio Transit to work with Windows Vista. No idea how Windows 7 might work. Perhaps you run a Mac..

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Re: Connecting M-Audio USB Transit to CAL Alpha

Have you given this fairly recent Updated Driver a try. Suppose to be good for 32 and 64 bit Vistas and Win 7. I'd be curious to know if you had success.

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Re: Connecting M-Audio USB Transit to CAL Alpha

Ah Ha! No I have not. They used to have a Beta driver up that give my computer the "blue screen of death" whenever I plugged the Transit in.

I ended up getting a new M Audio interface, the Fasttrack Ultra, so I could record as well as listen to my computer on my rig.

I'll try the new driver with Vista and my old Transit. I'm glad M Audio has, hopefully, addressed these issues!

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Have you given this fairly recent Updated Driver a try. Suppose to be good for 32 and 64 bit Vistas and Win 7. I'd be curious to know if you had success.

I just hooked up my Transit today and downloaded the new drivers for Vista... Works like a charm...

Note: I first tried installing the drivers on the CD which failed to install correctly... the updated ones on the website were perfect though..

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