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MacBook Pro > Halide > DAC w/ SPDIF input (BNC/RCA)


Edited by h.rav - 8/11/10 at 5:56pm
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MacBook Pro > Halide > DAC w/ SPDIF input (BNC/RCA)


BNC?

post #78 of 148

BNC is a locking type of connector for coaxial, RCA is the other kind of coaxial connector.

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BNC is a locking type of connector for coaxial, RCA is the other kind of coaxial connector.


Thanks for that..

post #80 of 148

While I haven't been able to directly compare to the hiface in terms of sound.  the Bridge is definitely the more elegant looking of the two.  Mine sounds terrific.

post #81 of 148

Just ordered a bridge :

- got fed up with the Hiface's popping and clicking

- don't want a powered device, too many power cords running around my system already,

- no need for High res,

- I like the fact that I won't need a seperate digital cable, that it has a simple design, and does not need any drivers.

 

Will post impressions versus the Hiface in a couple of weeks...

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Originally Posted by hopkins View Post

Just ordered a bridge :

- got fed up with the Hiface's popping and clicking

- don't want a powered device, too many power cords running around my system already,

- no need for High res,

- I like the fact that I won't need a seperate digital cable, that it has a simple design, and does not need any drivers.

 

Will post impressions versus the Hiface in a couple of weeks...

 

Same reasons for me: no power cord needed is big plus.

By the way, you can use the Bridge with high res files, up to 24/96: the difference with the Hiface is particularly noticeable.

post #83 of 148

i wonder if the bridge will work with the ipad with camera usb adaptor?

post #84 of 148

But how good is the Legato? Anyone going to do a comparo between the Bridge and Legato?

 

Pat, which one do you think is better?

post #85 of 148

I compared briefly the Halide Design Bridge with the Hiface (stock) today, and I have to say the difference is subtle, but perhaps slightly in favor of the Hiface as it seems a little more detailed. It is difficult to compare the two as I cannot switch easily from one to the other. The ability to use the bridge with any software on my PC and not have any clicks or pops when using other applications is definitely nice. Maybe I'll keep both !

post #86 of 148

It really depends on the rest of the chain, as I just found out.

I got a new tube amp and some new HD650: with this rig (replacing my Audio-GD Roc and HE-5LE) I just can't hear any difference between the two interfaces.

post #87 of 148

Hi,

 

Ive this problem with the halide design bridge.

 

I get random disconnects and there is no more sound from it.

 

Anyone else encounter it.

 

Just replug the usb and all works well again.

 

Anyway to contact halide design? carn't find any contact info on their webpage.

 

ZY

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Originally Posted by YZYgold View Post

Hi,

 

Ive this problem with the halide design bridge.

 

I get random disconnects and there is no more sound from it.

 

Anyone else encounter it.

 

Just replug the usb and all works well again.

 

Anyway to contact halide design? carn't find any contact info on their webpage.

 

ZY


contact@halidedesign.com

 

It is in the webpage, but cannot be easily found.  http://www.halidedesign.com/bridge/

post #89 of 148

So there is a definite improvement versus the standard optical output of my MBP, I am hearing more detail overall and much better separation of sounds.  I'm still not 100% convinced of the high cost of admission however frown.gif  I would like to have a direct comparison vs the $200 ish Audio-GD digital interface for instance or even a modified Hiface (which in the end costs just as much as the Halide Bridge!)

post #90 of 148

Indeed, the price is a bit high. Do you have the actual unit itself Mr. Sneis? Care to post more impressions like how it fares for Internet streaming and other activities like that?

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