Schiit Eitr impression and USB-SPDIF converters discussion

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by ScareDe2, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Dalgas
    I have just bought a SOtM sMS-200. It is a BIG jump i SQ coming from a labtop. Compared the SOtM to the MicroRendu and they are very close. I also had the SOtM sMS 200 Ultra on loan. It is quite a bit better but not the extra 1.000 USD better.
     
  2. cddc

    Thanks a lot for the links.

    From the Blue Jeans link you provided, which connectors should we choose for working between Eitr and Bimby - RCA/RCA, RCA/BNC, BNC/BNC, or something else?

    I remember that Coax has different impedance than RCA. So we should choose Coax instead of RCA, right? But the problem is that Coax is not in the list.
     
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  3. JoeKickass
    Output from the Eitr is RCA. The Yggy and Gumby have BNC inputs, but for Bimby and Mimby you need RCA.

    I would go with 1ft of the 1505F if you're stacking, or the 1694A if you're running a longer cable. And don't worry the impedance is fine for digital.

    I also like Audioholics snake oil & myth busting articles:
    http://www.audioholics.com/audio-video-cables/the-truth-about-interconnects-and-cables
     
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  4. felix3650
    RCA & BNC are the plugs and Coaxial is the cable standard. The "Belden 1694A Digital Audio Cable" is the one you want. It's a Coax cable with both RCA plugs.
     
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  5. cddc
    Okay, I see it now. Thanks very much, JoeKickass and felix3650!
     
  6. wilflare
    not sure if this has been answered but what should be the sampling rate set in Windows
     
  7. monsterzero
    I have a DAC that uses the Amanero driver...From reading this thread its my understanding that you need a different driver to get the Eitr to do its thing.

    Would my DAC still work w/o Amanero installed? I asked Schiit but they dont respond.
     
  8. Delirious Lab
    Don't know what Amanero is, but drivers are for USB input. Once Eitr has converted this to SPDIF, drivers are neither here nor there. Or am I missing something?
     
  9. Puma Cat
    What is an Amanero driver? Is this a USB driver?
     
  10. monsterzero
    Yes,used for the Audio GD R2R-11
     
  11. Puma Cat
    I don't understand, if you're going into the SPDIF input of an Audio GD R2R-11, you should be able to stream music files from your music player software straight out of your PC via it's USB port to Eitr, then via RCA digital coax to the SPDIF port of the DAC. What does the Amanero USB driver have to do with it? Sorry, confused.
     
  12. monsterzero
    No,im the confused one...I honestly have no idea how the Eitr operates...so essentially once the USB is taken out of the equation by the Eitr and the signal is passed down the line to the DAC via coax the Amanaro is no longer needed....Correct?
     
  13. Puma Cat
    Hi Monsterzero (great handle, BTW! :D). Yes, that's correct. You won't need a USB driver for your DAC if you use Eitr; that is the whole point of using it; to not utilize the poor, noisy USB port/interfaces present in most DACs! :wink: You simply need to connect a USB cable from your PC to Eitr, and then run a digital RCA coax cable from Eitr to your GD DAC's SPDIF RCA port. No USB driver is involved. I don't know what music player software you're using, but my guess is its JRiver, or something similar.
     
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  14. monsterzero
    thank you!
     
  15. Puma Cat
    You're welcome. Yeah, I looked up a picture of your DAC; you only need to go into the port labeled "Coaxial" on your GD DAC with an RCA coax cable. It's right under the USB B plug port. Be sure to use a proper 75 ohm SPDIF RCA digital coax cable; it will sound notably better! :wink:

    Cheers, mate! :D
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017

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