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post #466 of 554
The number of components is one indication of cost, but the parts for usb implementation may still be more costly than an optical equivalent. Toshiba designed toslink to save cost and iirc to carry s/pdif. Usb needs more sophistication probably. It's a more complex protocol designed to connect printers and anything else you can imagine. So fewer parts but more complicated ones, probably.
post #467 of 554
I mentioned number of parts for the perspective of Modi's PCB and how much room is (or isn't) available to offer both connections in the same package.
post #468 of 554
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How much does the E17 cost again?

Got mine for $109.... Really an insignificant difference. I own both.

post #469 of 554
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Got mine for $109.... Really an insignificant difference. I own both.

They're $139 on Amazon right now.  Let's compare apples to apples, as there's no way for me to get one for $109 currentlly.  At a $40 price difference, that's a 40% increase in cost (easy math ftw!).  40% is definitely not insignificant.

 

I'm just saying, you can't get something for nothing.  If you want a $100 DAC with optical and USB, you're going to have to give something else up...

post #470 of 554
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

They're $139 on Amazon right now.  Let's compare apples to apples, as there's no way for me to get one for $109 currentlly.  At a $40 price difference, that's a 40% increase in cost (easy math ftw!).  40% is definitely not insignificant.

 

I'm just saying, you can't get something for nothing.  If you want a $100 DAC with optical and USB, you're going to have to give something else up...

Love Amazon Black Friday sales, also got the ATH-M50 for $100. To be honest though, I never use the DAC on the E17. Only as an amp for my iPad.

 

The Modi/Magni powers Alpha Dogs at my desk. Not mobile in other words.

post #471 of 554
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Because I'm anal and I've just for some reason mistakenly removed a rubber foot from my modi, does anyone know where I can get rubber feet like the ones that come with the Schiit products?

 

Thank you in advance.


I had a problem with one of the feet for my Asgard 2 coming off. I tried gluing it back on, but it didn't work. I've ended up ordering Sorbothane feet from Amazon. Not because I think the vibration resistance will make a bit of difference, but because they look nice and have sufficient height.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00516DGIG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Anyway, maybe if you emailed Schiit nicely, they would send you a new set of feet-- either for free or a nominal charge.

post #472 of 554

Not to dump on the Modi optical, because it's a neat device for so cheap and we have a USB version at home, but the Audioengine D1 has USB and optical input and a decent headphone amp for under $200 ($169 I think?).  The RCA outputs sound almost indistinguishable from the $350 Pico DAC if the D1 is used with a good low jitter transport.  

 

My son uses the D1 with his Macbook since it's a little more detailed and spacious sounding, and uses the Modi with his iPad and camera connection kit since the D1 draws too much power.

post #473 of 554
I just replaced a D1 with the OptiModi. Couldn't wait to do it. Couldn't be happier now that I did.
post #474 of 554
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post
 

Because I'm anal and I've just for some reason mistakenly removed a rubber foot from my modi, does anyone know where I can get rubber feet like the ones that come with the Schiit products?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Home Depot, or other hardware store. If they don't have the exact same one, buy four and just replace all of them ;)

post #475 of 554
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Home Depot, or other hardware store. If they don't have the exact same one, buy four and just replace all of them ;)


Yeah, those little rubber feet they supply with all their stuff should go right in the trash and be replaced with something a lot more substantial. Plus if you stack your stuff, like most of us do, some extra height wouldn't hurt to get more air flowing around the units. A friend of mine uses those rubber bumpers they use on door stops for his, gets them at Home depot. I don't know how he attaches them but they seem to work real well.

post #476 of 554
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Yeah, those little rubber feet they supply with all their stuff should go right in the trash and be replaced with something a lot more substantial. Plus if you stack your stuff, like most of us do, some extra height wouldn't hurt to get more air flowing around the units. A friend of mine uses those rubber bumpers they use on door stops for his, gets them at Home depot. I don't know how he attaches them but they seem to work real well.

I'm starting to imagine a Magni/Modi modding thread now with high rise feet and spoilers attached. Coming to an Import Tuner magazine near you...

post #477 of 554
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I'm starting to imagine a Magni/Modi modding thread now with high rise feet and spoilers attached. Coming to an Import Tuner magazine near you...


Then we have more people fiquring out how to add more inputs and outputs to their Modi, then Schiit pick up on it and then maybe make a modi V2 and I be first in line.


Edited by genclaymore - 5/3/14 at 1:25pm
post #478 of 554
Okay, after some searching - i was going to go with any feet, but the voices in my head guided my towards ebay...

The closest i could find to the OEM feet if the 3M Bumpon SJ5003. 56 of these babies are on their way to me as we speak. $6 with postage. Not sure why i felt i needed so many, but i can now do my Vali, Modi, and my SYS like 5 times over... Which is a good thing...?
post #479 of 554
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post

Okay, after some searching - i was going to go with any feet, but the voices in my head guided my towards ebay...

The closest i could find to the OEM feet if the 3M Bumpon SJ5003. 56 of these babies are on their way to me as we speak. $6 with postage. Not sure why i felt i needed so many, but i can now do my Vali, Modi, and my SYS like 5 times over... Which is a good thing...?

I got the 3M Bumpon SJ5023, They're a little larger and square, link below from Amazon. I put them on a number of devices and am pleased with the result. I don't need any of the vibration absobtion BS. I put them on my Asgard 2, Bifrost Uber USB and some portable DACS/Amps.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002OTNGPQ

post #480 of 554

If you simply want replacements of the stock ones though, try emailing Schiit and they might be able to help you out.  They have amazing support.

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