1. Serpie

    Digital interconnects, COAX, BNC, AES/EBU impressions?

    I have been thinking about getting an upgrade to my coax which is now an audioquest cinnamon inbetween my streamer and dac since i think it could be a bottleneck in my stereo system. I use audience speaker wiring and rca interconnects and ansuz mains cables so in comparison to the rest of my...
  2. 1800yolk

    Jitter: soundcard vs Spdif card

    I just ordered a new gaming pc, but, it does not have digital out. I am going to either order this: https://www.amazon.com/SPDIF-Optical-Plate-Cable-Bracket/dp/B01LWNKIKN/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=spdif+card&qid=1614411203&sr=8-4#customerReviews or this...
  3. GoldenOne

    What is the best method to get digital audio from your PC to your DAC

    So, I should shortly be receiving a Holo May dac, and i'm a bit confused about some of the things that people have said about it/the spring online. Typically, I'd just connect my DAC to my PC via a decent USB cable (Just a Supra one, not super cheap, but nothing snakeoil) A lot of people have...
  4. H

    Should I go with a USB cleaner or a USB to Optical?

    When I upgraded my system I didn't know that made a difference, I just got a new DAC without thinking about it. But one day I was listening to music with my laptop I felt something wasn't right, I moved to my desktop which has an optical output and It sounded better. So I googled and found...
  5. Audience AU24 SX Coaxial (S/PDIF) Digital Cable (RCA to BNC) 1.0M Perfect for Chord DAVE or other

    Audience AU24 SX Coaxial (S/PDIF) Digital Cable (RCA to BNC) 1.0M Perfect for Chord DAVE or other

    Selling 1.0M used, but in excellent condition, single RCA-to-BNC Coaxial S/PDIF digital cable (direction is from RCA end to BNC end), for connecting two digital devices. Purchased last year from an authorized dealer. My new digital system has gone into a different configuration. Audience cables...
  6. P

    Advice and thoughts on the FiiO M9?

    (sorry in advance for the long thread) Hey, I've been looking at an MP3 player to replace my old iPod and give me some nicer sound quality and more functionality, and I've heard good things about the M9 - connecting to it both ways with bluetooth, plus a line out, seems really handy and...
  7. AudioWise OPTO•DX optical isolation bridge for dual SPDIF

    AudioWise OPTO•DX optical isolation bridge for dual SPDIF

    From the manufacturer website (https://audiowise-canada.myshopify.com/products/dx-optical-isolation-kit): "Hear your DAC as it was meant to be heard. OPTO•DX™ is the superior remedy for RF noise in a single or dual-coax SPDIF interface. It works by modulating the SPDIF signal to optical and...
  8. ernzo

    Connecting Onkyo-9010 to M-Audio Delta-66 SPDIF Out?

    Hi there! I'm trying to connect an M-Audio Delta 66 card to an Onkyo 9010 amplifier thru Coaxial SPDIF, but it doesn't seem to be working at all.. -Firstly, I'm using a regular Video RCA cable (Yellow tip, 1m). I know it's not the official cable, and I don't know about the 75Ohm load, but...
  9. Thomasl

    Have you tried something that cable manufacturers hates?

    I've tried many ways to 'purify' the usb data. Regen, Curious cable, Intona, Wireworld platium etc... Some of them worked, but heavily reduced the dynamic. (I guess high dynamic is sort of 'fluctuation' that are filtered.) Some of them just don't work at all. It bothered me a lot, until I...
  10. pichu

    Shiit Eitr with AudioQuest Jitterbug USB Filter?

    So I currently am running a Laptop > AudioQuest Jitterbug > AudioQuest Forest USB > Topping D30 > Audioquest Forest RCA > Topping A30 > Headphones it sounds good, but i honestly want to run my setup through SPDIF instead of USB for now on. No good reason really! Maybe just an excuse to spend...
  11. zolkis

    Which DAPs work as digital transport (over USB, SPDIF coax/optical)

    Use case - Enjoy the DAP on the go during the day. - At home, put it in a dock/cradle with power in and digital out: either USB, or if that is not supported, then SPDIF coaxial output, or Toslink optical output. - Connect the digital out to an external DAC and enjoy. Requirements R1...
  12. project86

    Cayin iDAP-6 - versatile new desktop transport

    USB backlash! That's how I'd characterize the sentiment I've heard over the past year or so from a decent number of forum dwellers. Which I find very interesting... because if we go back maybe 5 or 6 years prior, we find people were thrilled about the advent of computer audio made easy. Thanks...
  13. dunkyboy

    iFi SPDIF iPurifier - nasty static when no signal

    I recently decided to ditch my Mac Mini music server and replace it with an AirPort Express (802.11g) as digital source into my Audio Note system (long story), via AirPlay. Fed directly into my Audio Note DAC3 (circa 2000 vintage) via TOSlink optical cable, the AirPort Express sounds noticeably...
  14. DBaldock9

    Is PC Sound Card S/N ratio irrelevant, if I'm only using SPDIF/Toslink output?

    The SPDIF/Toslink connector on my PC motherboard has had the little hinged plastic cover come off, and the Toslink cable no longer fits securely. . I'm looking at various PCIe x1 Sound Cards, with SPDIF/Toslink connections, and the more expensive models have EMI Shielding, swap-able Opamps, 600Ω...
  15. bpandbass

    Astell and Kern Kann Digital Out and iOS Device Compatibility?

    Hey folks, I wanted to ask something knowledgeable within this community who may be able to help me with a question I had about potentially buying the Astell and Kern Kann to use as my portable rig with my full-size headphones. I currently use the Chord Mojo with my iPhone 7, and I was looking...
  16. wolfmath

    CD Player with Digital Out

    I've been looking for a CD player with digital output, preferably SPDIF/optical. I would like to be able to play CDs, but go through the good DAC that I already own. Does something like this exist, and is it affordable?