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post #1411 of 6757

Also, is it possible to get the windows volume bar (bottom right) to work with the bifrost? 

post #1412 of 6757

Audioquest Cinnamon (USB & Optical) - Forest is cheaper and probably just as good.

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Just wondering, what USB cables are you fellows using with your Bifrost? I thought it would come with one, but I guess not.

post #1413 of 6757

I like this right angle adapter for my MacBook Pro.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002J24OO/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00

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Audioquest Cinnamon (USB & Optical) - Forest is cheaper and probably just as good.

 

 

Thanks, 


Edited by OICWUTUDIDTHAR - 2/15/13 at 4:05am
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Just wondering, what USB cables are you fellows using with your Bifrost? I thought it would come with one, but I guess not.

I have the Bifrost with the USB. Since my music source is the Macbook Air, I use the USB out of the Air into the USB in the Bifrost with a USB male A female B cable. I sent an email to Jason asking him if I should use an adapter that takes the USB out into the optical in of the Bifrost. He said that the cleanest way to do it was to use the USB A B cable.

 

Hope this helps.

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Just wondering, what USB cables are you fellows using with your Bifrost? I thought it would come with one, but I guess not.

 

Monoprice.

 

 

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Also, is it possible to get the windows volume bar (bottom right) to work with the bifrost? 

 

In Windows 7 at least it worked just fine for me through USB.


Edited by Defiant00 - 2/15/13 at 5:52am
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Monoprice.

 

 

 

 

In Windows 7 at least it worked just fine for me through USB.

about the monoprice comment. i don't know if i was blind or not but i really couldn't find one compatible 

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about the monoprice comment. i don't know if i was blind or not but i really couldn't find one compatible 

 

They have them. You need an A Male to a B Male. They are the first ones listed.

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10303

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Just wondering, what USB cables are you fellows using with your Bifrost? I thought it would come with one, but I guess not.

Was using a Furutech ADL Formula 2-B but have since switched to Optical.
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Was using a Furutech ADL Formula 2-B but have since switched to Optical.

+1 Optical

post #1421 of 6757

Is using the onboard optical output off of a desktop motherboard (some realktek chip) > bifrost > amp better then going Usb from computer>bifrost>amp sound quality wise?

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No. The opposite will be true.
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Really? On the schiit site is refers USB to mcdonalds hamburgers. They seem to think optical is superior?

 

edit-

 

Most modern high end motherboards use the Realtek AL892

 

http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=28&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=284

 

Wouldn't digital transferring mediums sound the same on any pretty much anything anyway as long as the out going bit rate is supported? A 1 is a 1 and a 0 is a 0


Edited by OICWUTUDIDTHAR - 2/15/13 at 3:45pm
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Gotta give my opinion.... and Schiit's on Optical.

http://schiit.com/schiit-faq/about-bifrost/

 

See:  "Wait. Are you saying USB is crap?"

 

 

Optical is dielectric, hence no EMI issues.

Ok, It's only 96kHz  (On a Mac)  As much as I love HD Tracks you are not going to hear a difference at those sample rates.


Edited by Iamnothim - 2/15/13 at 3:44pm
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Jitter us the enemy. Not so much emi when using optical.
USB on asynchronous dac will sound better.
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