First off, I've had my Nova for about two weeks, and I love it. I picked it up from ListenUp in Boulder, CO (my go-to shop), and they've got it presented very well.
I have a few questions for you all, designers and owners.
1) I can't seem to get the Nova to accept anything other than 16/44.1, 16/48, 24/44.1 and 24/48 out of my iMac. I read that it only takes 16/44.1 over USB, so I have it running optical. When I switch over to 24/96, all hell breaks loose. Grainy, drop-in-drop-out kind of affair. Anything I'm doing wrong? Is this a known issue?
2) Anyone done any tube rolling in this bad boy? The stock tube isn't doing much for me, which is to say it's almost inaudible in my setup. I'm not opposed to splurging on some quality tubes, if they'll sound noticeably different. I don't have teriffically high hopes for a single preamp tube, but if I could get something a little tubier (i.e. smoother top and bottom with meatier mids) I'd love that.
Any suggestions for me?