Ok so now I have ordered a smsl c200. I wanted to get the newer dl200 but it looked like it would be at least a month before I could get my hands on one. The c200 should arrive tomorrow I’m hoping it has a better optical input and that with the adjustable dpll I should be able to better deal with the lg’s jitter issue. Will update tomorrow.
Sorry, but you are describing this back to front. The LG TVs don't generate correct S/PDIF output. The problem is with LG's implementation.Basically short answer is the ESS chipsets won't do well with the LG OLED TVs optical out so stick with any dac/amps with the AK chipset like Topping mx3s
which uses the AK chipset.
Sorry, but you are describing this back to front. The LG TVs don't generate correct S/PDIF output. The problem is with LG's implementation.
Also, the issue is not the DAC chip but the S/PDIF receiver chip. The AK fire destroyed more than DAC chips, it also destroyed AK's S/PDIF receiver chips. These were extremely tolerant of the nonsense generated by some transmitters , including LG TVs. With the AK S/PDIF receiver chips gone, designers used other vendors. These devices, quite rightly, expect sensible S/PDIF data and don't shrug off nonsense as well as the AK S/PDIF receiver chip when presented with it.
There is a common partial solution - changing the receiver's PLL settings, but quite a lot of DAC devices don't expose that choice to the end user.
You may find thi thread answers your questionsNothing to be sorry about and thanks for the correct information, edited my post what a confusing ordeal!
Do you by chance know of any decent desktop headphone dac/amps with the correct chipset's that may work with LG OLEDs? I guess it would be tricky to find the S/PDIF chipset.
Perhaps I can update the other reddit thread with the details and contact LG with this information also.
So far LG OLEDs are not working well with these amps/dacs:
Fiio K5 Pro ESS
And working well with:
Schiit modius (AKM)
smsl c200 (dpll set to 7)
Agreed.I go slightly OT only to note that this trend of removing the analogue output from TVs (and smartphones) is something stupid and senseless that goes against the end user.