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    Audio-gd Digital Interface

    Actually, ursdiego's setup is not that bad at all... I'll connect my 2 jumper together going through the top vents of the NFB-8 and leave the DI open and upside down over the NFB-8 case. That way, it will be just like if the DI was part of the DAC. And issues with the interface are minimized by...
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    Audio-gd Digital Interface

    Just got mine yesterday! I played a bit with both outputs today. I'm favoring the current output. It feels more round, organic, with a bigger midrange. It doesn't seem to be affected by USB cables that much... I'm using Monoprice now. A note on the Olimex isolator (and possibly other brand...
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    Audio-gd Digital Interface

    Quote:   I found the USB connectors here: http://www.pimfg.com/   And the Canare cable from here: http://www.markertek.com/   USB cable comparison coming very soon! No cable voodoo or audiophile gimmicks, just very affordable pro stuff!
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    Audio-gd Digital Interface

    Subjective impressions are very positive so far... Tomorrow I should start to compare their sound... I run some speed test with my hard drive, and they all perform just as well as a Monoprice USB cable for data transfers. At least it looks like I got the USB 2.0 specs right...
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    Audio GD system and cables

    I've built a set of cables using their OCC wire. A 3 conductor unshielded braided design. I didn't love it as a cast cable. These work better as XLRs, but IME not better than good pro cables from Canare or Belden. The 1800f is excellent!. Yes, a litle pricey... Terminating a set of cables by...
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    Audio-gd Digital Interface

    I have an Olimex isolator on order, but I don't quite get the external power supply... I couldn't find a clear explanation... Does it feed the isolator, or the USB device (bypassing the host power)? My DI has its own power supply. Do you guys with Olimex isolators use that extra power input...
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    Audio GD system and cables

    I have just finished a set cast cable using Belden 1800f. Initial impressions are very positive. Possibly better than the Canare DA202 between pre and amp. I'll give it some time to settle for prop comparison.
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    Audio-gd Digital Interface

    I also have the the ACR cable... I went back to monoprice after a few months though. I felt the ACR sounded soft. But I think it's time to revisit... Maybe I should build my own USB... Were you able to compare different hex inverters? I have the new DI-DSP on order, so all that might be...
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    Audio GD system and cables

    Quote:   They are good!
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    Audio-gd Digital Interface

    I've been away from this thread for too long... Could someone please point me to the discussion on replacing the hex inverter?   I just order a USB isolator for my DI!
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    Audio GD system and cables

    Quote:   My favorite 75 ohm coax is the Belden 1695A using Canare BNC connectors. I built and sold them back in 2001. Labeled JM75. I still use them today.
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    Audio GD system and cables

    Yes, PCs make a big difference! These are 12 gauge solid long crystal copper with a PVC/Teflon insulation, braided, unshielded. My favorite design so far, I've been using it for many years. For PC, simplicity is key! For other components, I use smaller gauges (14 and 16).
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    Audio GD system and cables

    The system:  
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