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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. BillG

    Potential Chromecast Audio replacement, with optical output...

    This time with actual Chromecast built in, for $100USD... :cool: https://www.harmankardon.com/wireless-accessories/ADAPT+PLUS.html https://www.amazon.com/Harman-Kardon-Wireless-Stereo-Receiver/dp/B078N87HP8?fbclid=IwAR3hQxS8uiqXrlSZw5YeEo0j7xI5nn-P0yxslgFwvWybY95YrxB2XlQRuDs
  12. Z

    External DAC for my PC with optical

    Hi, So i am not that familiar with these stuff so i rely on those that are. // Background story - START Currently i got an ZxR SoundBlaster in my PC, which i think might be a pretty good card (might be wrong), i just know that there was something with the 48khz in SoundBlaster cards (at least...
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