Anybody have any info on this?
I google for hours and come up with nada.
Edited by dalbert02 - 7/24/12 at 6:02pm
What's your goal in purchasing a USB to SPDIF converter? If you need optical and you currently have an optical output on your sound card, you likely won't hear a difference getting that instead. Better off spending the money on a DAC if you're looking for a better source.
take a look at this italian forum
I'm pretty certain that it's not XMOS. This is the device information for Nuforce UDH-100 (I assume they use the same chip for U192S):
The Vendor ID belongs to MCS, but it seems that they sell their Product IDs, so my guess is that Nuforce developed their own chip or use some kind of OEM.
I would like to know if anyone has tried the U192S on Linux? XMOS works out of the box. I fear that this device won't.
I use the Creative Sound Blaster X-FI HD for USB to S/PDIF. I also get DAT to computer library by using the HD's S/PDIF to USB function. In addition, the HD's DAC permits me to get vinyl into my computer library. The unit will pass or up-sample digital signals up to 24/96. I leave it set for 24/96 since some of my computer library is stored at 24/96. The other material in my iTunes library is stored at 16/44. These tunes are up-sampled to 24/96, unless I manually adjust the HD to output 16/44. I have not found this necessary, as the up-sampled tunes sound awesome. One thing I really like about the HD is being able to use it to digitize vinyl . Using Roxio software I can digitize vinyl at 16/44. I also have some Creative software that permits me to digitize at 24/96, but it is not as intuitive as the Roxio software, so I usually digitize at 16/44. Either way, the digitized material sounds better than the vinyl, since I can edit out the not so quite grooves between selections. At any rate, I'm sure the Nuforce product is good at doing what it's designed to do. The V-Link also sounds reasonable. I went with the X-FI HD, since it can direct two way traffic. With my new Toshiba laptop running Windows 8 and the latest iTunes version, most everything in my computer's music library sounds indistinguishable from SACD.