I just picked up my IDA-8 today and I understand that the USB input it can be hit and miss for Linux. I booted up into Daphile, which a Linux-based audio only program via USB. I have yet to have any issues with any of my other DAC's (about 6 used so far). When I booted into Daphile, I was pleased to see that I was presented with the option of selecting the 'NuPrime IDA-8' as my output device, so I selected it. So far, so good. Next I added music to the cue, and then hit play. The IDA-8 recognized the sample rate of everything I tried. However, there was one issue. No sound. At all.
Since both devices recognize the other, and the IDA-8 displays the correct sampling rate, I am not entirely convinced it is a Linux issue. Has anyone ever had an issue using the USB input where this issue has occurred where the IDA-8 recognizes the sample rate but fails to output audio?
I will try to use a Windows computer with USB when I get a chance....