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post #436 of 1712
Does the musiland have a true 75R BNC output?
post #437 of 1712
Has somebody compared the hiFace to optical connection to the same DAC with a better optical cable like the vdH Optocoupler?
post #438 of 1712
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
André, BTW the hiFace outputs a 32bit/192kHz signal on a Mac and would sound great with your NSD 192 MKII.
I don't think you'll find many converters at this price out puting this kind of signal.
rosgr63,
does it have a I2S output? I like the upsampling the NSD has, but I'm looking for a way to use the I2S input without having to buy the rather expensive Off-Ramp converter. I'm thinking of modding my SBR in order to get I2S output to a Twisted Pear Metronome who would resample the I2S to 24/192. The problem is that I haven't got any answer from Twisted Pear until now.
If the hiFace has I2S output all is solved.
thanks for helping out
best regards
André
post #439 of 1712
Hi André,

The hiFace doesn't have an I2S output unless you mod it.
However when you connect it to the NSD DAC MKII it gives a 192kHz signal.
You'll see the LED on the NSD confirming the signal.
That's the least expensive way I've found so far to get a 192kHz signal to the NSD.

However, please note I've never tried the Off-Ramp converter so I can't compare it to the hiFace for SQ etc.

Steve N. could give us more info.
post #440 of 1712
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
Hi André,

The hiFace doesn't have an I2S output unless you mod it.
However when you connect it to the NSD DAC MKII it gives a 192kHz signal.
You'll see the LED on the NSD confirming the signal.
That's the least expensive way I've found so far to get a 192kHz signal to the NSD.

However, please note I've never tried the Off-Ramp converter so I can't compare it to the hiFace for SQ etc.

Steve N. could give us more info.
rosgr63,
thanks for answering. do you know of anyone who modded the hiFace in order to get I2S output?
Having it give the NSD MkII makes me want to compare the NSD upsampling to the hiFace's upsampling capabilites, but I'm inclined to thinking that the Dac's upsampling will be better than the hiFace's. Have you been able to test this?
Thanks for helping out
best regards

PS: BTW, does anybody here have a contact other than e-mail of 'Twisted Pear'?
post #441 of 1712
Andre, I don't know much about moding the hiFace maybe jkeny post #422 might be able to point you to the right direction.
Also don't forget that even if you connect the NSD DAC to the NSD CD-Transport via I2S the up sampling is done on the CD-Transport not on the DAC!
post #442 of 1712
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
Andre, I don't know much about moding the hiFace maybe jkeny post #422 might be able to point you to the right direction.
Also don't forget that even if you connect the NSD DAC to the NSD CD-Transport via I2S the up sampling is done on the CD-Transport not on the DAC!
you're right about the upsampling on the transport... maybe the upsampling on the transport should be compared to the hiFace and not the upsampling on the DAC. OTOH it's the I2S output which should get better results from the NSD.
I'll try to contact jkeny.
best regards
André
post #443 of 1712
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Originally Posted by reverendo View Post
rosgr63,
thanks for answering. do you know of anyone who modded the hiFace in order to get I2S output?
Here you go
M2TECH Hiface USB->SPDIF 24/192Khz asynch - diyAudio

I am feeding upsampled 176.4 signal into Chord DAC64, works great, except I do get occasional crackles under heavy computer usage, usually internet browsing, they must be coming from resampler or overtasking USB bus, I have a bunch of other USB stuff attached.
post #444 of 1712
Andrew are you feeding a SPDIF/Coaxial signal or a I2S signal?
What's the bit rate 24 or 32 bits?
post #445 of 1712
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post
Andrew are you feeding a SPDIF/Coaxial signal or a I2S signal?
What's the bit rate 24 or 32 bits?
My DAC's don't have I2S input, so I use BNC spdif. Right now I am using 24bit, although not sure if this is the best bitrate for the hiTech, I was asking the same question before.
post #446 of 1712
I am using 32bit/192kHz SPDIF/RCA and the sound is great.
post #447 of 1712
I join the thread just now, so I will read everything carefully, but: did anyone use the new Teralink X2? It's said it supports 24bit/96k...
post #448 of 1712
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I join the thread just now, so I will read everything carefully, but: did anyone use the new Teralink X2? It's said it supports 24bit/96k...
Were can we find the teralink x2 ? I looked around and I can't find it, Is it a new released product ?

Edit -- It seems that the teralink x2 is not out yet and it is some new usb chip that is going to be used in the upcoming valab nos dac.
post #449 of 1712
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Were can we find the teralink x2 ? I looked around and I can't find it, Is it a new released product ?

Edit -- It seems that the teralink x2 is not out yet and it is some new usb chip that is going to be used in the upcoming valab nos dac.
I guess it will be released in a week or two but I supposed someone already had the opportunity of testing a "preview" or something. Anyway it looks interesting.
By the way: anyone using Teralink used a battery for powering it (12V, I would say)? Any experience, Slim.a or others...
post #450 of 1712
Everybody uses Teralink with usb power? No battery, nobody?
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