Originally Posted by FallenAngel
Originally Posted by Sony_R10
I think there really is one available. Check for universal adapter.
Super small market niche that it would be very cost prohibitive to build this. I mean seriously, the only reason anybody would use this is to hook up S/PDIF output from cd player to a USB DAC and considering that I have yet to find a USB-only DAC that can't be bested by another DAC with S/PDIF input for the price of it plus this adapter that I see no reason anybody would make this thing. Well, maybe just for fun, if you consider writing firmware fun.
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I'm wondering if there has possible been any change since back then.
You mentioned you didn't know of a DAC of this sort. A very unfortunate example which now exists is the ODAC. I haven't seen any DAC which measures up to it at its price range. I really badly want to use it paired with my interface which I use for tracking/recording and which has a S/PDIF out. It would be really cool if somebody was able to implement this (or if someone actually did). Even better would arguably be I guess somebody actually implementing a mod for the ODAC which allows it to support S/PDIF. However, NwAvGuy, the creator of this device, mentioned that this wouldn't be possible. That's total tripe however imo. It's likely of no value to him so he felt no incentive to design it with that in mind. It's not unheard of for a DAC to have both kinds of inputs, obviously, and it's an achievable goal to not have one stifle the quality of the other. In any case, at the very least an alternative version can be designed with only a S/PDIF input.
Anyone know of anything? Thanks.
Edited by Typhoon859 - 11/15/13 at 3:14pm