Topic: Problems with the set up of ADI-2
I am new to RME and I just bought the RME ADI-2 to enhance my Stereo System (no studio use whatsoever). However I don't get the thing to work, which I find very strange, because I didn't expect it to be difficult at all.
The ADI-2 is plugged in the socket with lights glowing and everything.
Now I connected it via XLR cables (I chose the output sockets, of course) to my amplifier (McIntosh MA 6600).
The source I use is my computer it is connected via Toslink to the computer the sound card (Auzentech X-fi Forte)has an optical output this output used to work automatically and when I'm turning on music the optical signal is clearly visible (glowing red).
Now I thought the whole thing must already work if I turned on the amplifier and choose the channel the ADI-2 is plugged into, but for some reason it doesn't work at all I can chance all the settings (naturally I'm choosing Opt as input and I also chose 44.1 kHZ). and it still doesn't play any music.
I now tried out various formats and players on my PC. I usually use ALAC and iTunes but also tried FLAC and mp3 with foobar2000 and VLC media player.
the Output meters on the ADI-never show any movement except for the lights at the bottom glowing weakly for a second, when I change the Khz settings. I also plugged in Headphones in the ADI-2 but it didn't play any sound on the headphones either.
what could be the reason for this? I unplugged any other audio outputs on my computer except for Toslink of course,which should be working (glowing red, when music is played) and I assume the optical cable can't be broken.
I think I tried out all setting options (there really aren't that many anyways), but it just doesn't play music neither on the amp nor on plugged in headphones.
What do I keep doing wrong? Are there preferences I have set wrong ?
thank you very much for your help and merry christmas