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Stello U2: Another 24/96 USB->SPDIF Converter ($285)

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Also sports I2S, but uses Stello's proprietary connector instead of the more common RJ45 jacks. Just reviewed in 6moons audio reviews: April Music U2. Unfortunately, no direct comparison with the likes of Bel Canto or Empirical Audio.


Picture jacked from hifi500.com
post #2 of 35
What's a USB->SPDIF Converter?....

By this time next year, we'll have 375 usb to spdif converters...lol


Looks nice though. Ins and outs on same side....


Has there been any progress with the i2S cables? I heard those were the hard thing to find in reference to connecting them to DACs especially with the RJ45s.
post #3 of 35
Wow, another one, very interesting. I really liked my Stello's DAC's (DA220 and DA220 MKII) when I had them, although I felt the USB implementation was weak. It's good to see they are trying to improve things. Hopefully next they'll improve their distribution.
post #4 of 35
It looks like another snake oil product for me.

It uses the same TENOR chip as the Audiotrak Prodigy Cube.
post #5 of 35
nice the i2s doesnt match though... sigh
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That does not mean much, it's all in the implementation. What do you mean next year we will have 375$ converters heatfan? We've already got converters that are all over the map, from the 1000$ diverter, to the 700$ Off Ramp, to Bel canto's 500$ unit, then we got UD 10.1, Pop Pulse, Musiland 02, HiFace, Musiland 01, and tera-link x.. going down in price from the top.

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Originally Posted by amicus View Post
It looks like another snake oil product for me.

It uses the same TENOR chip as the Audiotrak Prodigy Cube.
post #7 of 35
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That does not mean much, it's all in the implementation. What do you mean next year we will have 375$ converters heatfan? We've already got converters that are all over the map, from the 1000$ diverter, to the 700$ Off Ramp, to Bel canto's 500$ unit, then we got UD 10.1, Pop Pulse, Musiland 02, HiFace, Musiland 01, and tera-link x.. going down in price from the top.
Hi Mike

I meant 375 converters (units). Not the price. They are popping up all over the place now.

I have four myself. Musiland 01USD, Pop Pulse and lower down the price line with only optical output, the TBAAM and Behringer UCA202. I love em'
post #8 of 35
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It looks like another snake oil product for me.

It uses the same TENOR chip as the Audiotrak Prodigy Cube.
Aside from the external power supply it does look like some of Empirical Audio's products (simple chassis). I have heard the Tenor TE7022, have you?
post #9 of 35
Has anyone found an I2S cable, other than that supplied, for the Stello equipment?
post #10 of 35
Is that I2S connector the old 5-pin mini din they used to use for keyboards?

I have to add that I think these may be the connectors, now to find a cable... http://cgi.ebay.com/24-Pcs-5Pin-Mini...3286.m20.l1116
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Originally Posted by amicus View Post
It looks like another snake oil product for me.

It uses the same TENOR chip as the Audiotrak Prodigy Cube.
How do you know that and what is so bad about TENOR chip?
post #13 of 35
Good Afternoon Crapback,

Head Fi members are endlessly resourceful. Thanks for the tip on the cable.
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I found the internal pic :
post #15 of 35
Found an 12S cable, 5 pin Mini Din, made by Camelot Technology. Ordered the cable thru Alan Grau at Audiowaves. Should be the correct cable. Anyone used this cable?
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