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TOSLINK also helps eliminate any ground loops. Fwiw, I use the TOSLINK out from my TV to get sound to my system, as that is the only way to have both the internal speakers and outputs active at the same time on my particular TV. Sometimes I use the tv speakers for things like sporting events or other programming where sound quality doesn’t matter to me.
And I thought TosLink was one of the least desirable formats due to jitter...
@Jason Stoddard Regarding the USPS not making their pick ups for you- have you ever considered it could be your business name? Someone at the local hub may see the pick up request and assume that it’s a prank.
A similar thing happened to a friend of mine who lives on a street called Zoolander and the shipping carriers literally thought it was a joke.
I hope that is not the Unison USB interface and delay it more,
As I understand now will Schiit delay introduction of Unison USB until after EOL of Win 7?
That is too long a wait!
I want to order a Unison USB Yggdrasil YESTERDAY!
Yes, the most important aspect and one he completely glosses over int eh video.
I make no claim as to the quality of TV sound in my system.
I do the sam thing with the tv setup in our living room. TOSLINK to the sound bar for a level of ‘ease-of-use’ that meets the wife’s approval. She can use the tv remote to control the volume without having to fiddle with source settings, etc. She’s rarely as concerned with the sound quality as I am, anyway.
In my setup the Toshiba link always sounds the worst. Has a bit of a "metallic" sound to it. But hey that's just me. I stick with the Sony Philips interface for now. That is, until Unison USB will become available.
Doubly so, since noise on coax cables can result in jitter, which may be audible depending on the severity and DAC (I theorize). But he basically says that as long it's not so bad that the bits don't arrive intact, it's not an issue at all, and so doesn't see this as a relevant disadvantage compared to TOSLINK.
Still jet-lagged... and glad to be back home (screwed up flights ended up me flying from Gatwick, to Calgary, and then back to Toronto). Anyway, as I catch up with the threads, I stumbled across this episode of the Audiophiliac...
...I find it interesting. As I continue enjoying this hobby, I find myself getting caught up in the “pure sound”... all-analog... all-digital conflict. Which do I prefer in my music? I want a discrete answer. ... ... ... and I know that’s impossible!
Speaking of Audiophiliac, not sure I've seen this review posted here yet:
To sum up, the Schiit Ragnarok 2's versatility is unmatched for the money. Its sound with speakers and high-end headphones is extraordinary. Build quality and the warranty are top notch. The Ragnarok 2 is one heck of an amp.
I posted the link because as I interpreted it he is quit clear about the less than good quality of the Toslink.
@Jason Stoddard In chapter 11, you wrote:
Thus, IMHO I think you should drop the 32-bit in the Bitfrost description: "Featuring the 32-bit AKM Verita® AK4490 D/A". Just saying.
Also, any update on the unison USB? will it also be available in the module DACs as well?
Why should they drop it? The AKM can handle 32 bit, but it can only reveal a max of 21 bit of music information, as explained by @Jason Stoddard.