You realize neither of these two overpriced devices will accept I2S as input, right? Which is the raison d'etre of this thread.Hmmmmm I am looking at this right now... being cracked out and ready to waste more money
I am going to purchase a denafrips gaia or hermes, most likely gaia.. what I am contemplating is do I feed the dac with coax, AES EBU, or I2S. My current dac is the d70s and I really enjoy it a lot. I am just completing the final steps before I setup my full stereo system which is now complete besides this final piece which I am trying to figure out. any thoughts?
I would of bought the iris and the master clock as they suggested it's a better deal especially if you only plan to use USB. Yet, I do not have anything to feed the master clock or any dac which has clocked connections. Which would cost nearly as much as the Gaia solo, but I think since I do not have those things the gaia is going to be the best route with the larger OCXO
And the setup will be Pi2AES > Gaia > D70s > PRE90 > Mono Blocks.
Did I smoke too much?
Lol I don’t smoke crack but audio sure feels that way. Did I not mention my pi2aes via AES or Coaxial to the Gaia? Thought I did. Then the Gaia to the D70s via I2S or Co or AESYou realize neither of these two overpriced devices will accept I2S as input, right? Which is the raison d'etre of this thread.
Crack is wack.
I've actually watch that before a long time ago, forgot about the bit perfect stuff. Yes, I will be running XLRI think Pi2AES via I2S to D70s is all you need for great sound. Of course run XLR from D70s to PRE90.
Check out GoldenSound channel on Youtube:
How do DDCs improve audio? (Denafrips Hermes, Pi2AES, Schiit Eitr, ifi Igalvanic)