... and hope that your reply doesn't get flushed.Dacs and septic tanks makes one think of Schiit. Anyway, I am pooped, so I will sign out.
- How much? $1,899?? "The Stellar DAC is the perfect foundation for those unwilling to compromise sound quality. Rich. Lush. Powerful. A music lover’s answer to spiraling cost-no-object equipment with major sacrifice."
Oops. Yeah, DR = 105 dB(A), passband ripple +/- 0.05 dB and stopband attenuation >65 dB sounds a bit more like it for a cheap little ADC.This guy uses PCM1802 which is not as good, but it was used in the first E-MU 0404 PCI back in the mid-2000s. PCM1804 was reserved for their best devices
at the time like 1820M and 1616M.
Yes, the AK5394A basically was the #1 ADC chip for over a decade, and for good reason. I don't think that the whole package has really been bettered to this day if you want something for straightforward 24/96 or 24/192 recording. While AK557x get better dynamic range when combining multiple channels, you want to be running those at 384 kHz and do high-quality downsampling afterwards, which may be a bit of a hassle.The "m" suffixed ones use AK5394 ADC. @AnalogSteph , it has 0.001dB ripple!
Which I suspect they may have. Company makes these, company goes bust, a warehouse full of the things is auctioned off locally - it's all happened before. Plus shipping out of China is basically free for the seller.Nobody is possibly making any money selling these for a couple of dollars, not unless they got hold of them for essentially free.
Yeah. The point @restorer-john was making is that these have been for sale for a very long time. So much so that it must have been a big warehouse full. I guess production runs of say 10,000 are not unusual so maybe there really was this sort of quantity.Which I suspect they may have. Company makes these, company goes bust, a warehouse full of the things is auctioned off locally - it's all happened before. Plus shipping out of China is basically free for the seller.
Using ASR's search feature, it doesn't look like anything with Toslink under $30 has been tested here yet. The first recommendation with Toslink is the Topping E30 for $130.Do you know some better DAC with optical (toslink) input and price max. approx. 30USD ?
I'm looking for something to be able connect my Samsung TV with external active spekers ...