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Okto dac8 stereo DAC Review

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Indeed a nice Christmas present !
but for the whole family to be able to play with it would need bluetooth or airplay, at home ...
Apparently he doesn't have it, my wife and children will gut me if Santa drops this streamer / DAC at the foot of the tree :'(
I use RoPieeeXL on the built in Pi and it supports AirPlay. Even if you don’t use Roon. Some (or perhaps all - not sure) versions of Volumio also support AirPlay. Volumio comes pre-installed.
 

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I have never encountered this particular issue with the RME, usually it is ‘seen’ instantly.
Very odd.
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[QUOTE = "EchoChamber, post: 515653, membre: 16128"] J'utilise RoPieeeXL sur le Pi intégré et il prend en charge AirPlay. Même si vous n'utilisez pas Roon. Certaines versions (ou peut-être toutes - pas sûres) de Volumio prennent également en charge AirPlay. Volumio est préinstallé. [/ QUOTE]


Vous avez raison ...
Si vous voulez chercher l'élément parfait, vous vous retrouvez avec rien du tout !!
 
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Question about Dac8 pro vs Dac8 stereo.

Does the pro version gives the possibility, like the stereo version, to have 2 sets of XLR outputs with same signal when using 1 AES/EBU input?

Thanks
 

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Question about Dac8 pro vs Dac8 stereo.

Does the pro version gives the possibility, like the stereo version, to have 2 sets of XLR outputs with same signal when using 1 AES/EBU input?

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It is up to your software but it is possible (as I have already described).
 

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To me it seems that the only way with dac8 pro to have 2 set xlr with same signal is to use 2 different inputs AES/EBU.
The dac8 stereo only needs 1 input.
Could someone confirm that?
Do you realize that each AES/EBU input is a 2 channel input?
 
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Do you realize that each AES/EBU input is a 2 channel input?
Yes, I do.
In view of your reply, what I was mentioning about the dac8 stereo is either unclear or wrong.

What I understood for the dac8 stereo is using 1 AES/EBU input, you can have 1 set of XLR output (L+R) for a preamp AND 1 set of XLR output (L+R) for active speakers SIMULTANEOUSLY with sane signal. This is only with 1 input. I couldn't confirm that as there's no user manual online.

Can't do that apparently with dac8 pro. Each set of XLR output (L+R) corresponds to 1 input AES/EBU. So I would need to use 2 inputs to have similar.

I sent a few messages to Pavel about this question, never replied. Like all my emails.
 

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Yes, I do.
In view of your reply, what I was mentioning about the dac8 stereo is either unclear or wrong.

What I understood for the dac8 stereo is using 1 AES/EBU input, you can have 1 set of XLR output (L+R) for a preamp AND 1 set of XLR output (L+R) for active speakers SIMULTANEOUSLY with sane signal. This is only with 1 input. I couldn't confirm that as there's no user manual online.

Can't do that apparently with dac8 pro. Each set of XLR output (L+R) corresponds to 1 input AES/EBU. So I would need to use 2 inputs to have similar.

I sent a few messages to Pavel about this question, never replied. Like all my emails.
Yes, I do.
In view of your reply, what I was mentioning about the dac8 stereo is either unclear or wrong.

What I understood for the dac8 stereo is using 1 AES/EBU input, you can have 1 set of XLR output (L+R) for a preamp AND 1 set of XLR output (L+R) for active speakers SIMULTANEOUSLY with sane signal. This is only with 1 input. I couldn't confirm that as there's no user manual online.

Can't do that apparently with dac8 pro. Each set of XLR output (L+R) corresponds to 1 input AES/EBU. So I would need to use 2 inputs to have similar.

I sent a few messages to Pavel about this question, never replied. Like all my emails.
I’m having trouble understanding what you are trying to do. I thought you wanted to implement a crossover for use with subs.

1) are you trying to use the usb input or AES inputs?
2) why do you want to send the same signal to active Monitors and a preamp at the same time? Anyway all you need are 2 female to double male xlr Y cables
3) solution two is to feed the Okto AES out to aes input 2, I think this will work
4) solution three is to use the usb in and define what you want in upstream software
5) solution four is to get a nanodigi and define whatever you want and use the aes inputs with rca to xlr cables

btw the manual is on their website https://www.oktoresearch.com/assets/dac8pro/DAC8PRO_owners_manual.pdf
 
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I’m having trouble understanding what you are trying to do. I thought you wanted to implement a crossover for use with subs.
Yes, implementing digital crossover is one of my current project as we discussed in another thread. Your comments were very helpful, thanks for that :)

Question I have regarding dac8 pro functionalities are just general questions, not directly related to my project.

1) are you trying to use the usb input or AES inputs?
Only AES input for instance coming from a network streamer

2) why do you want to send the same signal to active Monitors and a preamp at the same time?
Anyway all you need are 2 female to double male xlr Y cables
You could send same signal to an adjacent room with active speakers. 1 DAC, 2 systems.
Yes of course we can use a Y splitter. But as dac8 stereo could by default duplicate outputs, I was wondering if dac8 pro could do the same. Apparently no. That's silly to have to use a Y splitter if you have a few sets of outputs on your DAC that you don't use.

3) solution two is to feed the Okto AES out to aes input 2, I think this will work
Haven't thought about that! :) May do the trick.

4) solution three is to use the usb in and define what you want in upstream software
If a simple streamer is used, there's no such a software.

5) solution four is to get a nanodigi and define whatever you want and use the aes inputs with rca to xlr cables.
This could be a solution, nanodigi are cheap devices.

I can't see in both manuals (stereo and pro) any mention of possibility to duplicate outputs from 1 input.

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I can't see in both manuals (stereo and pro) any mention of possibility to duplicate outputs from 1 input.
The answer is in associated software, not in the Okto hardware which simply does what the software directs.
 

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6) ? You could also do AES IN -> USB out -> PC/computer (map channels 1/2 ->3/4) -> USB IN (bi-directional).
In other words, use the bi-directional USB as a channel mapping loop, with AES 1/2 as your source.

I have to admit I like 3) though - very clever!

Very interesting application - you could even set Ch1/2 vs Ch3/4 output gains independently, as well as change them live, with the remote.
Okto Pro is kind of the Swiss army knife of DACs.

Oh, and...
7) You could take the Okto AES outputs and feed them to a DSP/processor box, like the Venu360, but.....
:eek:
 
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6) ? You could also do AES IN -> USB out -> PC/computer (map channels 1/2 ->3/4) -> USB IN (bi-directional).
In other words, use the bi-directional USB as a channel mapping loop, with AES 1/2 as your source.

I have to admit I like 3) though - very clever!

Very interesting application - you could even set Ch1/2 vs Ch3/4 output gains independently, as well as change them live, with the remote.
Okto Pro is kind of the Swiss army knife of DACs.

Oh, and...
7) You could take the Okto AES outputs and feed them to a DSP/processor box, like the Venu360, but.....
:eek:
As you own the dac8 pro, I would really appreciate if you could confirm that option 3) does work?
 

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