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่ORSP En ( www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/Flight ) están disponibles lasinstrucciones de instalación en españolFR Les instructions d’installation en français sont disponibles à l’adresse :www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/FlightDE Konfigurationsanweisungen in deutscher Sprache finden Sie unter :www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/FlightNL Instructies voor instellingen in het Nederlands beschikbaar op :www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/FlightCN 中 文 的 设 置 说 明 见 : www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/FlightJP 日 本 語 のセットアップの 指 示 は 次 のアドレスにアクセスしてください :www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/FlightKR 한국어로 설정 안내 보기 :www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/FlightRU Инструкции по настройке на русском языке имеются на сайте :www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/FlightIT Le informazioni in italiano relative alla configurazione sonodisponibili nel sito : www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/FlightPT Instruções de configuração em português disponíveis em :www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/FlightPL Instrukcje instalacji w języku polskim są dostępne pod adresem:www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/FlightTH สามารถอ่านคำาแนะนำาในการติดตั ้งเป็นภาษาไทยได้ทีwww.audioquest.com/DragonFly/Flight1


DragonFly DAC – Flight ManualThis short manual will take you through the few simple steps required to setup your computer operating system so that sound from music, movies, webvideos, etc., will play through DragonFly with the best possible sound quality… while your computer’s chimes and alerts are played through the computer’sonboard sound card and speakers. However, first we must discuss how toadjust volume, because this part of the guide is not computer specific.Adjusting Volume LevelWhen using DragonFly with headphones, powered speakers, or a poweramplifier, it’s best to start at a low volume until the desired volume level isachieved. When using DragonFly in this “variable output mode” werecommend the following steps:2• Music player application (such as iTunes®) volume control should be setto maximum.


• Computer’s main (operating system) volume control should be set to 25%of maximum.• Adjust to desired volume using the computer’s main volume control.When the music player’s volume is set to maximum and the computer’s mainvolume control is used, DragonFly’s onboard 64-position analog-domainvolume control is able to preserve full resolution and maximum sound quality.DragonFly is also capable of being employed as a traditional fixed-outputsource component (such as a CD, DVD or Blu-ray player), and can beconnected to a standard input on a receiver or preamplifier. For thisapplication, both the music player’s volume control and the main operatingsystem volume control should be set to maximum. This “fixed output mode”allows your audio or AV system’s volume control to be in charge.Mac OS X® SetupMountain Lion, Lion & Snow Leopard..................................................................Page 4DragonFly setup instructions show the latest Mac OS X Mountain Lion windowsas there are no differences between Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lionwhich would affect the setup process.Windows® SetupWindows 7.........................................................................................................................Page 8Windows XP................................................................................................................... Page 12Currently, DragonFly is incompatible with Windows Vista. Microsoft is awareof incompatibility issues between the operating system and audio devicesand is working towards a resolution. AudioQuest recommends usingWindows XP or upgrading to Windows 7. For up-to-date information please visitaudioquest.com/DragonFly/Vista3


Mac OS XUsing “System Preferences”to send audio to DragonFly,while keeping alerts andsound effects on thecomputer’s speakers.Insert DragonFly into yourcomputer’s USB port.Open “System Preferences”from the Dock or fromthe Apple® drop-downmenu top left.Click on the “Sound” icon.In the Sound panel, click onthe “Output” tab.Select “AudioQuest DragonFly.”Click on the Sound panel’s“Sound Effects” tab.In the “Play sound effectsthrough” menu, choose“Internal Speakers.”Close the window.4


Setting up the “Audio MIDISetup” so computer audioplays through DragonFly.Open the “Applications”folder, and then the“Utilities” folder.Within Utilities, double-clickto open “Audio MIDI Setup.”Within the “Audio Devices”panel, click on “AudioQuestDragonFly.”Use the “Format” drop-downmenu to choose a samplerate … most likely 44100.0 Hz;please read the followingexplanation.Why is “Format” important?CD’s are 44100.0 Hz.Compressed MP3 and AAC music files andaudio streams are typically encoded atthree different quality levels - 128kbps,256kbps (iTunes Plus) and 320kbps - andmost often reconstructed as 44100.0 Hz files.Many music downloads and CDs rippedas Apple Lossless or FLAC files arereconstructed to 44100.0 Hz.If you have higher resolution files, it isimportant to choose the correct highersample rate in order to maximize thebenefit of those files, and to direct theinformation to whichever of DragonFly’stwo dedicated “clocks” is optimized forthat sample rate.Some programs (such as NPR) use48000.0 Hz. These 24-bit/48000.0 Hz filescan sound amazingly close to highersample rate files.Some “high-res” files use 88200.0 Hzbecause it is a multiple of the CD standardsample rate.Some “high-res” files use 96000.0 Hzbecause it is a multiple of the samplerates used on DVDs, Blu-rays and in thecomputer world.DragonFly’s illuminated dragonfly lightsup in different colors to indicate status orsample rate:Red: Standby Green: 44100.0 HzBlue: 48000.0 Hz Amber: 88200.0 HzMagenta: 96000.0 Hz5


Windows 7Using “Control Panel”“Sound” settings to send audioto DragonFly, while keepingalerts and sound effects on thecomputer’s speakers.Insert DragonFly into yourcomputer’s USB port.Go to Start menu andlaunch “Control Panel.”Open “Hardware andSound” panel.Select “Sound.”8


The AudioQuest DragonFlyis added as “Speakers.”Ensure it is the “DefaultDevice.”Select “Speakers.”Click “Properties” button formore setup options.Click “Advanced” tab.Use the dropdown menu tochoose the sample rate ...most likely 24-bit, 44100 Hz;please read explanationbelow.For “Exclusive Mode,” checkboth options then click“OK.”Why is “Format” important?CD’s are 44100 Hz.Compressed MP3 and AAC music files andaudio streams are typically encoded at threedifferent quality levels - 128kbps, 256kbps(iTunes Plus) and 320kbps - and most oftenreconstructed as 44100 Hz files.Many music downloads and CDs ripped asApple Lossless or FLAC files are reconstructedto 44100 Hz.If you have higher resolution files, it isimportant to choose the correct higher samplerate in order to maximize the benefit ofthose files, and to direct the information towhichever of DragonFly’s two dedicated“clocks” is optimized for that sample rate.Some programs (such as NPR) use 48000 Hz.These 24-bit/48000 Hz files can soundamazingly close to higher sample rate files.Some “high-res” files use 88200 Hz, butWindows 7 is not currently compatible withthis sample rate. To play 88200 Hz music files,Windows 7 users must select 44100 Hz, 48000Hz, or 96000 Hz with 44100 recommendedas optimal. Windows-compatible alternativemusic players such as JRiver and foobar2000will play 88200 Hz files at their native samplerate. For support or more information aboutthese music players please visit jriver.com orfoobar2000.org.Some “high-res” files use 96000 Hz because itis a multiple of the sample rates used on DVDs,Blu-rays and in the computer world.DragonFly’s illuminated dragonfly lights up indifferent colors to indicate status or sample rate:Red: Standby Green: 44100 HzBlue: 48000 Hz Amber: 88200 HzMagenta: 96000 Hz9


Setting chimes and alerts toplay through the computer’sspeakers and not DragonFly.Click “Sounds” tab.For “Sounds Scheme” select“No Sounds.” This preventschimes and computer alertsfrom playing back throughDragonFly.Enter “DragonFly” as soundscheme (optional).Click “OK.”Close window.Plug in earbuds, headphones, or a cable to your powered speakers or amplifier,and you are ready to listen!Visit www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/Advanced for advanced computer audiosetup guides which include tips, tweaks and techniques for getting the best computeraudio-based sound from iTunes, as well as information and links to alternativemusic player applications such as JRiver, foobar2000, Pure Music, Decibel, andAmarra. You’ll also find a listing of which electronics and devices are and are notcompatible with DragonFly.10


Windows XPSetting “Sounds and AudioDevices” to send audio toDragonFly, while keepingalerts and sound effects onthe computer’s speakers.Insert DragonFly into yourcomputer’s USB port.Go to “Start” menu andlaunch “Control Panel.”If using Classic view, open“Sound and Audio DevicesProperties” panel.If using Category view,open “Sounds, Speech,and Audio Devices,” thenopen “Sounds and AudioDevices.”OR12


Select “Audio” tab.In “Sound Playback,” selectAudioquest DragonFly asthe “Default Device.”Setting chimes and alerts toplay through the computer’sspeakers and not DragonFly.Click “Sounds” tab.For “Sounds Scheme” select“No Sounds.” This preventscomputer alerts and chimesfrom playing throughDragonFly.Click “OK.”Plug in earbuds, headphones, or a cable to your powered speakers or amplifier,and you are ready to listen!Visit www.audioquest.com/DragonFly/Advanced for advanced computer audiosetup guides which include tips, tweaks and techniques for getting the best computeraudio-based sound from iTunes, as well as information and links to alternativemusic player applications such as JRiver, foobar2000, Pure Music, Decibel, andAmarra. You’ll also find a listing of which electronics and devices are and are notcompatible with DragonFly.13


Getting the most from your DragonFlyFromDragonFlyToAmplifieror PoweredSpeakersor3.5mm3.5mm3.5mmRCA3.5mm3.5mm Male,3.5mmRCA,RCA RCA,3.5mm3.5mm FemaleAvailable in these 8 performance levels:TowerEvergreenGolden GateBig SurSydneyVictoriaYosemiteAngel©2012 AudioQuest 2621 White Road, Irvine CA 92614 USATel (US): 949.585.0111 Tel (EU): +31.165.54.1404www.audioquest.comSeptember

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