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post #76 of 254
Hmm so to get this straight, I would hook this up to my Zero DAC via Coax/Optical which would then connect to my amp? This is like instead of using my computer as my main source right? Fantastic idea, but for me, I'd rather use the computer mouse to change songs, rather than a remote or having to reach over to the iPod to switch songs on the iPod Which would really sound better? .WAV through onboard sound via a pure copper Coax cable to Zero DAC to Qinpu A-3 or via the iPod touch 3rd gen 32gb with the Onkyo dock to the Zero DAC and then to the Qinpu A-3?
post #77 of 254
Does anyone know, can you use both digital outputs at the same time?
post #78 of 254
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Does anyone know, can you use both digital outputs at the same time?
Yes - it can.

Also - from CES reports, it looks like Wadia is coming out with a new version of their iTransport (the "171") that
is supposed to have both coax and optical outputs as well....
post #79 of 254
Thanks Vinnie!
post #80 of 254
Hi everybody, i would like to ask a question from the actual owners of the Onkyo dock. (for instance Vinnie) I know it can be used as a USB to Dac if the coax output is connected to a Dac, or a receiver, which has of course a Dac in it, but is it possible to get multichanel audio from the PC through USB to my Arcam Home Theater Amp, or only stereo works? Is it pure PCM signal, or how does it work? Please someone check this for me, because i would like to watch my HD concerts on my LCD, with the sound on my wonderful Home Theater/Hi-Fi.

Thanks for your help,

regards: Gustav
post #81 of 254
Hi Gugu,

Great question - but unfortunately, I do not have an answer for you. I don't listen to multi-channel music and I do not have a multi-channel home theater receiver, so I cannot test this for you.

Hopefully someone else here who has the Onkyo ND-S1 and a multichannel setup can confirm...

Sorry I cannot be of help with this ,

Vinnie
post #82 of 254
Still, thank you for answering. I hope someone has this kind of configuration.
I didn't find any information regarding this. But if i don't get an answer, i will post my results here, because next month i'm going to buy one, and try out all the features.

I have a creative x-fi Fatal1ty, which is able to output with a module SpDif, or Coax digital material, but i'm afraid that involving the X-fi in this situation will degrade audio quality, because the digital signal is usually processed by the X-fi... So i would rather use the Onkyo for this
post #83 of 254
I have a quicky - can it be powered via USB or is PSU mandatory? I still haven't received mine but am very anxious

@Gugu if you select bit perfect in X-fi control panel, the signal shouldn't be processed by X-fi
post #84 of 254
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I have a quicky - can it be powered via USB or is PSU mandatory? I still haven't received mine but am very anxious

@Gugu if you select bit perfect in X-fi control panel, the signal shouldn't be processed by X-fi
Yes but will not charge your iPod!
post #85 of 254
I think I have the newest drivers/softwares but I can't find a setting anything like this in the Creative control panel, not in the blue one, and the only thing i found in the other one (from the creative folder in start menu) wad bit-matched recording, but this was for digital in, i suppose.
Maybe there is a setting in the filters, like ac3filter, or ffd!
post #86 of 254
I found it, you have to change the mode from Gaming/Entertainment to Audio Creation mode, set the sampling rate to 44,1khz, turn the volume to 100% ( also in the application for instance iTunes, or kmplayer) and mute all input signals. If you do all this, than you get bitperfect signal from DTS/DD/PCM.

Still waiting for some results from Onkyo owners about Multichanel...
post #87 of 254
Shanling makes a couple of good options for an ipod/iphone dock: The MC-3 and the MC-3000. (I have an MC-3000). I also looked at other options, and it boiled down to price/value and all the various reviews available, i.e. Stereophile mag, Hi-Fi World mag, Tone magazine, etc.
post #88 of 254
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Shanling makes a couple of good options for an ipod/iphone dock: The MC-3 and the MC-3000. (I have an MC-3000). I also looked at other options, and it boiled down to price/value and all the various reviews available, i.e. Stereophile mag, Hi-Fi World mag, Tone magazine, etc.
Do these take the iPod DAC out of the signal path? I thought only Wadia and Onkyo had units that do this.

Edit: Music Hall just confirmed that these operate only in the analog domain. Waste of $$$ IMO if using the iPod is a priority. Neat unit, otherwise.
post #89 of 254
any luck with asio/kernel for the usb to spdif, I cant make them to work
post #90 of 254

onkyo nd-s1 psu

Hi everyone

i am struggling to find a linear regulated psu in the UK (as per Vinnie's specification), i have found this one which is switched and resembles the much more expensive russ andrews one which is also switched.

Rapid Electronics - Electrical & Power > Power Supplies


2-25W MINI DKTP SM PSU 5V 2.5AMP RC

Product Attributes
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Efficiency
60%
Height
26.5mm
Inlet Type
IEC320/C7-2
Input Voltage
90 to 264Vac
Length
75mm
Load Regulation
5%
Output Connector Type
2.1 x 5.5 x 12mm Female Barrel
Output Current
2.5A
Output Power
12W
Output Voltage
5V
Weight
120g
Width
47.5mm

Product Description
________________________________________
Mini Desktop Switch Mode Power Supply, 90 to 264Vac Input Voltage, 5V Output Voltage, 2.5A Output Current, 12W Output Power, 60% Efficiency, 5% Load Regulation, IEC320/C7-2 Inlet Type, 120g Weight, Low Ripple & Noise, No Minimum Load Requirement, 100% Burn in Test, UL, cUL, GS, CB, CE, FCC Approved, EPA-121DA-XX Series


The question is - is this a suitable replacement and will it imoriove on the stock unit?

thanks
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