USB - SP-DIF converter.

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USB - SP-DIF converter.

Post by pre65 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:22 pm

I was reading (on another forum) a glowing account of Amarra 4 file replay software.

I thought I might take advantage of the free trial, but my DAC (Bushmaster 2) has not got a USB input.

I have got a cheapie USB to SP-DIF adaptor, but wonder if it will mask the wonderfulness of the software.

So the question is, can anyone recommend a quality USB to SP-DIF converter at a "reasonable" price ?
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Re: USB - SP-DIF converter.

Post by Greg » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:42 pm

Stan Beresford does one worth checking out. Better still, trade in the Bushmaster for a Caiman SEG.

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Re: USB - SP-DIF converter.

Post by The Stratmangler » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:21 pm

There are no drivers for the Beresford SEG, which means that the USB won't deal with anything above Windows base playback specification, which was 24/48 last time I looked.
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Re: USB - SP-DIF converter.

Post by Greg » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:53 pm

Ok, thanks Chris. Out and about on phone only. Posted off the top of my inadequate head :roll:

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Re: USB - SP-DIF converter.

Post by The Stratmangler » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:03 pm

Stan B does show a USB to S/PDIF converter on his website, but there's nothing listed in his web store.
Might be worth an ask.
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Re: USB - SP-DIF converter.

Post by Ray P » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:24 pm

Might be of interest, looks to be a well considered design;

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/digital- ... eauty.html

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Re: USB - SP-DIF converter.

Post by Tarkers » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:11 pm

I used a Musical Fidelity VDAC2 with VPSU for quite a few years. I now use an Audioquest Dragonfly Red together with a 3.5mm to phono converter. Both work well. I believe the MF V90 dac is good too.

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Re: USB - SP-DIF converter.

Post by Ray P » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:01 am

Tarkers wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:11 pm
I used a Musical Fidelity VDAC2 with VPSU for quite a few years. I now use an Audioquest Dragonfly Red together with a 3.5mm to phono converter. Both work well. I believe the MF V90 dac is good too.
They're all DACs, not USB to SPDIF devices?

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Re: USB - SP-DIF converter.

Post by RushPCB » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:44 pm

You can try some of the converters
Matrix USB 24/96
Musical Fidelity V-Link II
JK SPDIF Mk3
Hegel HD2 - (this primarly an USB DAC but can be also used as standalone USB/SPDIF converter)
I hope this will help.

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