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They just released a new DAC-R with overhauled USB input...


Yes... and I would be very surprised if Rega used the 5V power lead from the incoming USB connection for anything, except sense (i.e. detecting a hot USB connection). For that latter reason, you may not get away with using a 'data only' USB connection, but who knows what will happen in practice.

post #512 of 515
Hi fellow rega dac owners,

Quick question : has anyone else found the optical input connectors on the back to be a poor fit with most cables?

I have an expensive cable - a chord optichord- and that one will hardly stay in at all. I tried another cheap one and that is a little better but still does not click into place. It's weird because the optical output in the rega is a lovely fit but the input sockets are just horrible.

I called a local dealer and they said they had had some trouble with this in the past. I think I'm going to have to use USB connection instead. Am I missing something ? - Yes I removed the plastic protectors from the ends smily_headphones1.gif

This is the original rega dac not the new one.

Thanks!

Jeb
post #513 of 515
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Originally Posted by Jeb Listens View Post

Hi fellow rega dac owners,

Quick question : has anyone else found the optical input connectors on the back to be a poor fit with most cables?

I have an expensive cable - a chord optichord- and that one will hardly stay in at all. I tried another cheap one and that is a little better but still does not click into place. It's weird because the optical output in the rega is a lovely fit but the input sockets are just horrible.

I called a local dealer and they said they had had some trouble with this in the past. I think I'm going to have to use USB connection instead. Am I missing something ? - Yes I removed the plastic protectors from the ends smily_headphones1.gif

This is the original rega dac not the new one.

Thanks!

Jeb


Yes, I've noticed this, as well. I wonder if it's the cable vendors that are loose with the specs or the ports used by Rega.

 

I say that because I've found that the AudioQuest plastic connectors click solidly into place, but I have two examples of glass cables from Lifatec (Silflex glass TOSLINK) with the brass/gold connectors (can't tell and I'm not biting them :wink_face:) that hang loosely from the port.

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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post


Yes, I've noticed this, as well. I wonder if it's the cable vendors that are loose with the specs or the ports used by Rega.

I say that because I've found that the AudioQuest plastic connectors click solidly into place, but I have two examples of glass cables from Lifatec (Silflex glass TOSLINK) with the brass/gold connectors (can't tell and I'm not biting them wink_face.gif ) that hang loosely from the port.

Awesome thanks so much for replying - I was wondering if I was going crazy - it's the first time I've ever used toslink cables. Strange because lots of people recommended the optichord so I wonder if there is variation in the quality control at rega or variation in the seating of the ports. If so, that's a bit sucky. That's great to know the audio quest ones work well !

In all the plugging and unplugging I managed to break off the little grey trapdoor covering the ports so now it seems even looser even though I don't think that should be necessary if it's a good fit - doh!

In the end I've given up on toslink and bought a musical fidelity v- link 2 usb to coax converter, which seems to be a popular choice and allows for high res.

Anyway, thanks for your help!

Jeb
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Originally Posted by Jeb Listens View Post

In the end I've given up on toslink and bought a musical fidelity v- link 2 usb to coax converter, which seems to be a popular choice and allows for high res.
 

 

I do something similar with a Bel Canto mLink, for my Mac, but I still use TOSLINK for a network audio player. Have fun, it's a great DAC!

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