Does the VIM3L USB-C Need to be activated for output to a USB DAC?

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Please describe your issue below:

I want to use Vim3l USB-C to output to SMSL PO100AK DAC but can not get output. I’ve also tried the other two USB on my Vim3l but only get very low output from the SMSL DAC.

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Hello @Donanon

@xiong.zhang will help you then.

Thank you. Looking forward to figuring this out.

Can you describe in detail what this is used for and what effect you want to achieve? Thank you.

I want to get audio data out of the VIM3L USB-C port and send it into the SMSL PO100AK DAC input USB-C port so that I can use the SPDIF output on the SMSL PO100AK DAC to send audio to my Minidsp 8X12DL DSP SPDIF input.

I will power the VIM3L using the VIN connector.

Any information on this question for me?

I assume I will not be getting any support or information on this question so I will probably buy a Raspberry Pi4b which I have been assured will output audio from USB and has reliable support.

Our motherboard does not have a USB sound card and cannot output audio from USB. We have a special expansion board with an audio IC. Only when the expansion board is connected can the audio be output.