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post #1291 of 3492
Why did you ask for that change. ??

Al
post #1292 of 3492
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Why did you ask for that change. ??

Al

Saw someone do it in the Chinese forum, suppose to be better since signal doesn't have to pass through that ethernet connector, I just asked Kingwa to solder a 30cm i2s cable out from the board directly.

Planning to buy a soundaware d100 pro (network media player with i2s output around 800usd), saw some good reviews in the chinese forums, but I honestly don't trust those. However I can't find any network player below 1000, will just buy it and see how it goes on....

post #1293 of 3492
Ok but what kind of i2s cable meaning
Cat6 or hdmi. ??

Al
post #1294 of 3492

cat 7, i had kingwa configure the cable to work with d100 pro.

i don't really understand too much technical stuff and can't really solder, so i thought it would be best if Kingwa did everything for me.

 

I actually did read through the past 2 pages when u guys are discussing hdmi and cat7....didn't really understand hahaha, suppose hdmi should be a better.....oh well

post #1295 of 3492
Cat. 7 shielded is better. If has not done it yet. The cable I bought for the offramp was cat7 shielded.

And I guess it's ok what you are doing .

Al
post #1296 of 3492

I am sorry if this is a stupid question, what is cat 7 "shielded", is it some kind of protective layer??? I think Kingwa is just going to use the original ribbon cables inside extended to terminate to ethernet port 

post #1297 of 3492
Not picking but I do not understand what you are actually doing
I mean the rj45 jack has terminating
Resisters on it. So exactly what you are doing is not clear enough for me to way in.
Is the cat7 terminated with a male jack on the end so you would just plug that into your rj45 jack of your device.
That is the only thing I can think of.
As for cat 7 shielded it is a just a better cat 7 and the teination jack is shielded to
Al
post #1298 of 3492

yes,  I would just plug the male jack into the rj45 jack of the network server device....does it not work??

Sorry for the confusion


Edited by bowtung - 2/7/14 at 7:16am
post #1299 of 3492
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Was that a not so subtle shot at me? 

No shot but a reference that we entered the HDMI I2S world with no information and had to ask some very basic questions to go forward.  And I thank you for the contact.

 

Quote:
I am sorry if this is a stupid question, what is cat 7 "shielded", is it some kind of protective layer??? 

Foil shielding wrapped around each of the four wire pairs.  CAT 5 doesn't have this feature.  Some CAT 6 do I think. 


Edited by DACLadder - 2/7/14 at 9:53am
post #1300 of 3492
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Do you ever wonder what Kingwa did to make the same USB board sound better ? I would doubt he could make the clock chip better with software. So just what did he do to make it better ? And further more why wait almost two years to do ? 

Modern chips use a lot of software setups to control functions.   For instance, there could be digital PLLs that were reconfigured in the new firmware.   Besides the USB32 firmware there is also Windows drivers that need tweaks as well.  Sometimes it takes a while to get it right especially when paving new ground.  I would rather have a download upgrade than a hardware change that requires a return to the factory.   And Kingwa is improving an end of life product so I say more power to him and thanks!

post #1301 of 3492
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yes, I would just plug the male jack into the rj45 jack of the network server device....does it not work?? Sorry for the confusion

The Soundaware device has two RJ45 ports - Ethernet and "IIS" but you probably already know the difference.  Connect the M7 to "IIS" and if the cabling is correct you should get sound when selecting Input 5 on the M7.

post #1302 of 3492
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Originally Posted by DACLadder View Post
 

The Soundaware device has two RJ45 ports - Ethernet and "IIS" but you probably already know the difference.  Connect the M7 to "IIS" and if the cabling is correct you should get sound when selecting Input 5 on the M7.

Thanks! yea, just need a confirmation that it works.

post #1303 of 3492
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And DACLadder, that's absolutely awesome news! Congrats, man! I'm really happy to hear that HDMI I2s is possible on the M7 if you've got the gusto to go the distance. So, any difference between HDMI-I2s input and RJ-45-I2s input on the M7 via OR-5??

Thanks, it was an uphill battle all the way.  You can read all about my trials with the RJ45 I2S in this M7 thread starting in the mid 60s pages.  For me the the sound is more consistent with HDMI I2S versus the RJ45. 

post #1304 of 3492
Sure and unless I do the same thing as you I will never know. LOL. Now what do I do ??

Al
post #1305 of 3492
Just do it Al....! .....You are the man!biggrin.gif
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