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U.Monty only you can decide that.
the science makes my head spin
I think I'm right in deducing that I don't need to spend big on a server so long as I connect it to my M-Scaler with optical.
A question about M-Scaler inputs. I have an iMac connected to the M-Scaler by USB (my iMac has no optical out) and would like to add a CD transport connected to the M-Scaler by optical. Does one of these inputs have to be disconnected to play from the other one? Thanks.
Nope, they're switchable. In fact, there's even an auto switch feature where it will automatically switch to and use the input that has an active signal.
I think there was a post this week, mentioning that the inputs can be switched by holding the button on the remote down for a second or two.
You can press the INPUT button on the M Scaler (second from the left). It also be set on AUTO.
I agree that optical is superior to BNC. I just don’t understand why Chord use BNC to connect between Mscaler and Dave if Chord feel optical is superior. I do hope that Chord can change to optical in their next generation of products.
Dual BNC = four optical
Optical bandwidth is much higher... Think of undersea cable.
I read optical max 192/24?
Do you mean fibre optic?
Ok! Toslink max 192/24.
There is a way to opto-couple a dual coax SPDIF signal using a custom solution. Yes, 100% optical galvanic isolation between HMS and your DAC.
But undersea cables are not using Toslink protocols.
And many many more high end DACs manufacturers adapt optical isolation. Dual BNC is so old and outdated. One can forget about all the talks about ferrite.
Select DAC starts at $84,500
Am I right in saying that optical cable needs to be over a certain length to work best i.e. 1.5m sounds better than 0.75m?
(making very short runs impractical - plus you can't twist or turn it too much as it'll break)