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post #151 of 157

Streamer is a Cocktail Audio X10 has optical, CD has Coax, that sorts that out then, so my collection of cheap Schiit will be limited to Loki, Oh well, not sure I should really ask this next question, however, how important do you think the RCA between Loki and Bifrost are going to be, As I am running MITs from Bifrost to Amp, and that was not cheap Schiit, but I want maintain some balance in the system.

post #152 of 157

I suspect there are others of us who desire multiple USB inputs, just like we did SPDIF back in the day.

post #153 of 157
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I suspect there are others of us who desire multiple USB inputs, just like we did SPDIF back in the day.

 

Except optical/coax can be switched/disconnected on the fly with no blips. A usb connection doesn't work that way. Could it be implemented somehow? Yeah probably... but it's going to cause connection issues with your sources. It would be less problematic to get a couple outboard usb/spdif (or whatever format) converters for those extra computer sources.

 

 

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Streamer is a Cocktail Audio X10 has optical, CD has Coax, that sorts that out then, so my collection of cheap Schiit will be limited to Loki, Oh well, not sure I should really ask this next question, however, how important do you think the RCA between Loki and Bifrost are going to be, As I am running MITs from Bifrost to Amp, and that was not cheap Schiit, but I want maintain some balance in the system.

 

Just order a set of their PYST cables and be done with it.

post #154 of 157
Pyst cables ordered, any recommendations for USB to coax converters
post #155 of 157
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Except optical/coax can be switched/disconnected on the fly with no blips. A usb connection doesn't work that way. Could it be implemented somehow? Yeah probably... but it's going to cause connection issues with your sources. It would be less problematic to get a couple outboard usb/spdif (or whatever format) converters for those extra computer sources.

 

We had similar debates with HDMI way back when people wanted manual switches and Y cables. Slowly we got upto full matrix switch capability if we wanted it, comparatively cheeaply in some cases. So designing a USB 'switcher' could be possible if there was a market. I certainly have multiple sources and multiple outputs running in more than one area of the house, however with one exception they run through common DACs. The exception is where I am running a ODAC vs Modi to compare two cheap USB DACs for just this reason. At their prices it is an good alternative to USB to SPDIF converters.

post #156 of 157

If the DSD experiment is good and it works well then I can use the Loki DAC on the one of the sources either the Streamer or the PC and the Bifrost on the other as dedicated DACs for each source. the AMP has 2 channels so I can plug 2 sources in at the same time and switch on the integrated Amp (Mistral Tube preamp and MOSFET power amp ) thanks for the idea this might be the best way extract the best sound quality. 

post #157 of 157

Just Plugged in the Loki and converted about 12 tracks to DSD and I amazed at how good it is, however, it is limited in its functionality. here is the wish list, a remote control that allows switching between the Loki and PCM pass through and a bigger box so it looks more substantial. the communication and tunefulness and fun are outstanding. 

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