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post #721 of 1548
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Originally Posted by crossjeremiah View Post


before i go and buy the toslink cable is this the toslink cable on my pc.
i'm thinkin of switching my order from the usb one to the non usb . cause i keep hearing bad things about the usb.

Yes, that's the output. The toslink cable looks like this.
post #722 of 1548

do you recommend me just get the model without the usb then. save like $100

post #723 of 1548
If you're asking me, I can't answer that since I don't have a Gungnir. Perhaps one of the owners here can.
post #724 of 1548

You should get what you want, firstly. Most reports are considering the USB good,

but still the Toslink is favored.

post #725 of 1548
Actually, my preference is neither USB nor toslink. I prefer coax.
post #726 of 1548
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

Actually, my preference is neither USB nor toslink. I prefer coax.

I think for PC users coax should be used. I've heard the coax through a 

converter box and couldn't discern any difference between coax and toslink

post #727 of 1548

so toslink it is. i've never used toslink before. always used to usb. right now i'm using a ibasso D7 with SinglePower mpx 3 tube amp for my lcd2 setup. I'm thinking Gungnir would be a good step up. I did order a gungnir last night and i'm going to ask to get the one without usb . and save $100
 

post #728 of 1548
Coax tend to have lower jitter than toslink but toslink is immune to rfi and emi. As long as you buy a good coax cable this should not be an issue.
post #729 of 1548

i would have to buy a new sound card :(
 

post #730 of 1548
I wouldn't if I were you. Just use toslink for now and save a $100. Get a good toslink cable. There should be recommendations in the cable forum.
post #731 of 1548

I have the non-USB Gungnir and am perfectly happy with toslink from my MacBook Pro. No regrets in going without the USB card.

 

I use a Lifatec glass toslink cable. Be sure you get the correct terminations for your setup.

post #732 of 1548
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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post

 

 

I use a Lifatec glass toslink cable. Be sure you get the correct terminations for your setup.

^

post #733 of 1548

I bought the TOSLINK / TOSLINK PREMIUM SILFLEX GLASS CABLES

with OPTISILK JACKETING 

 

 

So I should be alright does anyone know how long they take to ship. i won't get the order shipped till dec 3 for the gungnir cause they on backorder

post #734 of 1548

I got the USB option as well...I prefer the digital out (using coax) from the PC.....but damn myself for checking this thread, just bought the same cable for my marantz cd player for the toslink for the gungnir lol.....

post #735 of 1548

don't really feel like shelling out $100 more for sound card that has coax. honestly don't know what the difference between the optisilk and armored jacking toslink to toslink option. i think i'm going to be broke and be in 1,000s of debt if I don't get off this forum. past month bought $2,500 worth of audio equipment. also the customer service for schiit is awesome

quote:

I was having your Gungnir built tonight. I will let our board tech know to build yours without USB.  No need to reorder, I will make a note on your order.

 

Alex Martin

Operations Manager

Schiit Audio

 

 

pretty good people right there.
 


Edited by crossjeremiah - 11/26/12 at 5:13pm
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