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