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USB to SPDIF Converter - D10 vs others

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I'd like to get a USB to COAX SPDIF converter for my new active monitor setup.

A Topping D10 seems to be the cheapest option, with the Matrix Audio X-SPDIF 2 being much more expensive, though measuring better as well.

Would you consider improvement found with the Matrix Audio audible?
 
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Thanks for the response...

I'm using a pair a Neumann KH 310As fed through a KH 750 DSP sub. The sub takes analog or BNC (75 Ω): AES3; S/P-DIF.

I currently feed it analog, but would like to avoid the D/A->A/D->D/A conversions...but I'm not ready to spend $400 to the USB to SPDIF...I'm using a D50 for the A/D, I'm not sure going all digital will make a meaningful difference in the sound quality...
 

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I use Matrix X-SPDIF because it has also digital AES output. D10 is a really good choice because also of the screen, which the X doesn’t have.
 

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Thanks for the response...

I'm using a pair a Neumann KH 310As fed through a KH 750 DSP sub. The sub takes analog or BNC (75 Ω): AES3; S/P-DIF.

I currently feed it analog, but would like to avoid the D/A->A/D->D/A conversions...but I'm not ready to spend $400 to the USB to SPDIF...I'm using a D50 for the A/D, I'm not sure going all digital will make a meaningful difference in the sound quality...
I think you won't hear any difference but if you sell the D50 and get the D10 instead you might even get a few dollars back.
 
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