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  1. lerp

    Best Budget Amp Under ~$180 With Optical & BT

    Hey y'all. I am looking for people's favorite class D amp that has both bluetooth and optical inputs. I have seen the Aiyima T9/T9 Pro, Aiyima D03/D05, Fosi Audio DA2120C, I think SMSL has some too, etc. Are there any that people prefer over others? Really trying to stay under $150ish, maaaybe...
  2. D

    SMSL-SU1 low voltage output

    my setup is samsung UN82RU8000FXZA > SMSL-SU1 > Fosi V3 with the 48v 5a power supply. The SU1 is connected to the TV via optical and it only gets 314mV rms and 870mV pk to pk when I put a 40hz 0db signal through it with the Amazon Music app. No where near the 2Vrms that that they claim it...
  3. D

    Suggestions for solving my seemingly impossible setup problem?

    Okay so here's the situation, I have about 5 different devices that I regularly switch between, actively using usually 2 or 3 at the same time. I'm trying to find some sort of solution to combine the audio from all of these devices all at once and feed them out into 1 output while allowing me to...
  4. P

    Optical (out) to USB-C (in)

    I have a Focusrite solo connected to my laptop and want to get input from my TV for two channel audio. The solo only has a USB-C port for digital audio and I want to leave the other analog inputs free for instruments. I want to control the volume with my TV remote as well. My only options for...
  5. J

    Optical cable issues

    Hello everyone, I recently got a sound bar from a Christmas party and I have to use the optic audio cable for the sound between my tv and sound bar due to my fire tv being Hooked up. I have had the weirdest issue since I have started using the optical cable though when ever you turn on the...
  6. JunkHippo

    Noisy digital audio on LG TVs

    Dear audio science enthusiasts, I recently got one of those popular LG C1 TVs. Since I only have a stereo system, but several HDMI sources plus using the TV's apps, I went the easiest audio route for my setup: (source) -> TV -> optical out (PCM) -> DAC -> analog Preamp As I realized only after...
  7. ThatM1key

    HDMI to Optical Blues

    It's hard to put this into words. Years ago I was given a Denon DVD-2500BTCI from my father, which before you type, he bought used for dirt cheap. Most of its life in my hands, its been sitting. I would like to use it as a "fancy" CD transport but there's one problem, only HDMI output. I...
  8. M

    QED Performance Optical Graphite vs. simple $10 KabelDirekt

    I recently tried a very cheap toslink cable I found at home on my DAC. Although I used a high quality Neo by Oyaide brand USB cable, I was positively surprised by the sound I got from the cheap toslink cable. Afterwards, I decided to buy an optical cable of higher quality and, if possible, made...
  9. Mehdiem

    Optical or Coax, Cheap or Expensive?

    Hi Folks. I’m currently connecting my Node Streamer to RME ADI-2 using an inexpensive optical cable bought from Amazon (FosPower). I'm wondering (1) whether optical sounds better or Coax? (2) upgrading my cable to a more expensive version (i.e AudioQuest cable) would result in improving the...
  10. VintageFlanker

    PHIREE U2S 2019 & Douk Audio U2 Review and Measurements (Digital USB to S/PDIF Interfaces)

    PHIREE U2S 2019 & Douk Audio U2 Review and Measurements (Digital USB to S/PDIF Interfaces) Update March 2022: Added comparison with the Douk Audio U2. Here is a quick review of the PHIREE U2S 2019 digital interface. This is basically some USB to S/PDIF converter that allows you to get USB...
  11. dominikz

    Swissonic Converter AD 24/192 (ADC) Measurements

    After the recent measurement I did for the unbranded ADC I got off eBay, to compare a friend borrowed me a relatively similar device by a thomann.de house brand - Swissonic Converter AD 24/192 that sells for about 40€: Basic features are mostly the same, except this one comes with a power...
  12. R

    Optimal sound path for TV's optical out?

    Hello, I have a LG CX TV. I initially wanted to buy 2 KEF Q950 towers and a SVS/Arendal powered sub to connect to a HDMI 2.1 Yamaha/Denon AVR. But seeing as AVRs with perfectly working HDMI 2.1 are not out yet (for gaming purposes - 4:4:4 4k120hz with ALLM, G-Sync etc.) and I being in need of...
  13. Fetch_Execute_Break

    Cheap (and stable) DAC/AMP headphone toslink combo for Console Gaming ?

    Hello! Last week the Mass Effect Legendary Edition came out and it turned my former non-gamer-girlfriend into a gamer-wife-to-be. Well this is my second big coup after getting her interested in Italian-American movies and TV shows. Gabagool. And before you ask: No she has no twin sister :P So...
  14. Sparky

    Genelec 8341AWM paired with MiniDSP SHD

    Hi all. I have asked a few questions in various threads regarding the 8341's but, seen as though I've just purchased these beauties, I thought I would start a thread so I can keep all the valuable information in one place. So, based on the measurements Amir has taken, I have purchased a pair...
  15. Y

    Poor sound quality via TV optical output

    I have a 2.0 powered shelf speakers (Microlab Solo 7c) that where previously connected to a non-smart-tv audio output and to a pc in its 3.5mm audio output. At that time the sound was really great and when we watched Netflix and movies from the pc we really enjoyed the sound quality, it was...
  16. A

    Pairing the right DAC (or another converter...?) to a Marantz PM6006 UK

    Hi ya'll, This is a cry for help... I've been wasting so many hours on reading, comparing and going absolutely all over the place picking up audio equipment... Being an engineer and a nerd sure doesn't help :( Also being a business owner and spending so much time on this instead of actually...
  17. L

    ADC without USB

    Hello! I’m Laszlo, from Spain. I had spent a week searching for an ADC. I need to transform the analog output of my mixer (XLR) to optical, to record it in an Apollo X Quad, without using the analog inputs. All I had found is the typical 20$ rca to spdif converter, and I would like to have...
  18. S

    Another ground loop thread

    Hi all Long time lurker, erm.. second time poster :) I recently received a Topping E30 DAC from Father Christmas ;) . I really enjoy the functionality, but alas, I am suffering from one - possibly two - stubborn ground loops, the symptoms of which are detailed below: SETUP: Old PC > Topping...
  19. A

    Getting digital audio from my PS5 into my Topping E30

    Hello everyone, I am looking for a solution to circumvent the removal of the optical output on the PS5. So far, I have seen two possibilities: A UAC1 USB Audio Interface, such as the Behringer UCA202/UCA222 An HDMI Audio Extractor I would be fine with the first solution, however, the...
  20. B

    DAC with display, remote, BT, opt/coax input and warmest sound

    It must have: - Display - Remote control - BT 5.0 receiver or higher, with aptX HD and LDAC support - Optical/coaxial input (for a Compact Disc player), besides USB input for full performance - Warmest sound possible (simulating tube amp sound if possible) - Is Full MQA decoding desirable? (I...
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