From the manual, The SMSL SD-9 supports LDAC as well as UAT for both transmit and receive:Here's a couple of devices with Bluetooth. Neither of them support LDAC, which is a big fail if you ask me.
Digital Interface USB Amanero:
I also prefer a true digital output for use with Genelec. The Azure 851N has re appeared on Crutchfield, Music Direct, still $1500. Appears to be the least expensive option unless you use some type of adapter cable from a spdif source.Looking to create or find a list of devices that have AES/EBU digital output.
Preferably a combo-streamer box (includes a DAC), but would consider other options:
Cambridge Audio Azur 851N $1500. discontinued?!?
Bel Canto e Stream - $1,595.00
Streamers no DAC:
Lumin U1 mini - $2,100
Cocktail Audio x50, x45 - $1,999.00 (x50)
Simaudio Mind2 - Starting at :$ 1,950 USD
Minidsp SHD Studio - $949
DAC no Streamer:
RME ADI-2 Pro
Convert any device with HDMI output (disc player, streamer) to AES/EBU with the AudioPraise VanityPro https://audiopraise.com/projects/internal/vanitypro/.
PI2AES - Pro Audio Shield for Raspberry pi 4
Thanks in advance!
I see a digital AES INPUT on this X Sabre pro DAC but not an AES digital OUTPUT. Am I missing something?
The ‘best’ way to route coax S/PDIF signals (whether on rca or bnc) is via pulse transformers at both output and input with the connectors isolated from the chassis. You can see some relevant circuits here. The incorporation of such baluns allows you to use unbalanced cabling and reconstruct a balanced signal. But you can get away with just using resistors to drop the signal to the right level, so that’s what happens in a lot of cases.There is nothing balanced about BNC. it is by definition single ended. even if you connect the shield as the negative phase, the impedance will not be balanced; due to the physical layout of the cable and connector.
I also am looking for a solution that involves an AES/EBU XLR on both ends. I also want a user friendly interface for Spotify Connect etc. I have a Node 2i so how does this sound? Node 2i coax out to miniDSP Studio coax input then use the Studio AES/EBU XLR output to Genelec AES/EBU input. I realize the Genelec has its own room correction software but you'd have the option of comparing it to the Dirac available from the Studio. Yes, the Studio is acting as a $900 digital transport but you get the Bluesound interface and the option of Dirac. Another option is the Cambridge 851N which has a reasonable interface and would eliminate the need for the Node 2i; it is still available but costs $1500, without Dirac.Looking for digital output to something like BSS BLU devices or anything like Genelec monitors that accept digital inputs.
SPDIF output is lower voltage and not designed for long runs. Adapters are available, but not ideal.