I'm setting out to build a Buffalo III. I'd like to have both USB and S/PDIF (Toslink) input. I'm not a huge fan of the Twisted Pear Audio USB receiver board. I used one in my Opus DAC and its really not that great. Its limited to 16/48 and the chip is a dated now.
Does anyone know of a good USB receiver that is class 1 (24/96) and converts to I2S so I can feed the Buffalo IIIse board?
To make things clear I plan to hook it up this way:
USB Receiver to I2S converter --> Sidecar board (which is also receiving the S/PDIF-4 board) ---> Buffalo III
Since the USB receiver that TPA sells is only 16/48, I don't want to use that and I need another USB/I2S converter board that supports class 1 24/96.
I hope that's clear enough.
So apparently TPA is coming out with a NEW USB Receiver board because they realized their latest one sucks the big one. From TPA: "The latest generation is based on an XMOS controller, and allows up to 32-bit / 384KHz. It is expected to be available in the 2012/2013 timeframe."
This is what I will be using, but if anyone has another option please post here!
Edited by wdahm519 - 11/13/12 at 3:55pm