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Re: Sound pops and cracks

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:24
by msdobrescu
Hello, any news on the matter?
Stupot, does it happen to have some USB bridge cards in some disk enclosure connected to the PC and powered on when the pops occur?
I have two, on a different controller than the soundcard, but playing from the two bridge cards.
The cards are based on JMicron chips, that had an old firmware, I call those "first generation firmware".
They had an issue I've found lately - could not support larger than 4TB disks unless the firmware was upgraded to a "second generation firmware".
After this, the pops disappeared.

Off topic, being JMS539 chips, have a sleep timer, that render the devices in an unrecoverable state, until the power down and on again, but I was lucky enough to solve the problem with the cards manufacturer (Lycom) that worked side by side with me and insisted to JMicron to get a "sleepless" firmware, despite the chips end of life was declared 4 years ago by JMicron.
I've seen a lot of trouble with these chips, and newer, regarding this sleep policy (probably due to the new environmental laws, but incorrectly applied technically speaking, IMHO). I hope you'll have the same chance with yours too, if it's the case.
For an idea, look here:
https://www.smartmontools.org/wiki/Supp ... SB-Devices
https://www.smartmontools.org/ticket/552

Re: Sound pops and cracks

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 14:38
by Stupot
I happened across this article today and I'm hopeful, because it matches my system specs (AMD, Ryzen, X370). Not sure if you'll fall into the same boat. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... t-Audio-WA