I just bought the Sabre USB DAC and agree from a sound perspective it is probably the best 42 dollars I have ever spent That said, I have a problem. When I load a playlist into VLC and play it with the DAC as its output device, the first fraction of a second of each song is muted. There is a pause in between each song, but this pause is longer and then the audio comes on anywhere from 1/2 to 1 second into the music. I am using the ASIC driver with Windows XP. This DAC is the only one I have seen this with. Do I have a defective unit or is this normal?
I tried MusicBee and it plays perfectly. It appears to be something unique to VLC.