Originally Posted by complin
No depending on the Player/Converter I use a good wired coax, one that will guarantee a true 75ohm coupling. The Octave is sensitive to the impedance.
Originally Posted by Afghan Vet
Finally read through the entire thread. I'm re-interested in this DAC (was told about it......got interested in others - more flashy, gizmoee) - now I'm back.
Quick question - may be ignorant.....If an Octave is purchased without the USB input.......and If one is using a USB/SPIDF converter (I have a Wavelength that I bought used from a friend).......and connects using the coax input.......are you guys connecting a CD player via Toslink? Apologies if I missed this in the previous 40 pages or if it is an obvious question.
Thank you for replying. I might be misunderstanding though.....
Since I have a (what some would consider) decent USB/SPIDF converter - then I might not purchase one with the USB input. So the converter would be connected to the Octave with the wired coax.
If I'm understanding the inputs of the Octave, that would leave only the fiber connection (Toslink) in which to connect a transport (CD Player) - is that a correct assumption?
And thinking about it......it probably would be a good idea to buy one with USB input for re-sell purposes, but with a good converter, I may still use the converter via coax versus the USB input (because I already own it) - is that reasonable in your opinion? I'm sure several would suggest......buy the Octave with USB input, and sell the Wavelength converter for whatever I can get for it. Less wires, but better sound through the USB versus the Wavelength?