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Audiophonics RASPTOUCH LVDS Streamer

Flo

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Hi guys,

I'm new to this forum, visiting everyboday since I discovered it! Thanks to the ASR team for the great job here.

Wondering about this streamer by Audiophonics:
https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/netw...i2s-hdmi-audio-gd-compatible-iis-p-12030.html

Audiophonics seems to be making products with good price/performance ratio, like the sabre dac already reviewed in this forum. I am interested in that streamer but I wonder if the sound quality is good. Does anybody has ever tried it?

The best would be that Amirm can review it of course...!

Cheers,
Flo.
 

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It doesn’t sound.. it only has a digital output in the form of a LVDS I2S port. You’ll need a compatible DAC to make it sound.
 
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Sure. What about this LVDS precisley, any comment about this type of connexion? I see more and more DACs with i2s input but don't understand why it exists anyways... Any difference with more usual coaxial or optical connexions?

I also wonder about quality of the touch screen, if anyone has ever tried it I would gladly hear about your experience.
 
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Thanks for the link, just read the thread through and i2s isn't attractive indeed.
It's a shame the streamer only has this output for connecting with a DAC. Is this due to some limitation on the hardware used so they cannot have coaxial output?
 

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It’s a choice they made to just have LVDS. You could of course connect a USB DAC, but that would be quite a waste of hardware.
 
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