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    I have usb dacs on my TQ claymore amps and was wonder if there is a optical and co-ax to usb convertor. I have a musical fidelity v link that does this the other way around conversion wise.

    Im using the co ax to a lap top but wondered if I could use the co-ax out of my blu ray player and the optical out of my telly feeding a stan dac then into the TQ via phono leads.

    It aint too shabby just wondered if I Can utilise the TQ DAC which is something special.

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    I'd be surprised if anything other than a computer works with the amp over USB.
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    v link works in reverse surely a solution in reverse is available?:

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    Not much call for this way around. Now USB Audio outperforms SPDIF it must be seen as an unnecessary conversion direction.
    Most DACs which have a USB in will almost certainly also have SPDIF in too, I say most, obviously yours doesn't.

    You may have to look at the Pro world for this.
    https://www.amazon.com/Tascam-US-144...dp/B002TTKI84/
    Out of Stock but indicates the sort of product you may have to go for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wee tee cee View Post
    v link works in reverse surely a solution in reverse is available?:
    The computer is in control of the V-Link - it is not an autonomous device.
    Chris

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    I have given up on guessing.
    If you don't like it then that's just tough shit!

    Once we've made sense of our world, we wanna go fuck up everybody else's because his or her truth doesn't match mine. But this is the problem. Truth is individual calculation. Which means because we all have different perspectives, there isn't one singular truth, is there?

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    Thanks gents. The Dac Colin Wonfor incorporated in the TQ Claymore is the best I have ever came across sonically.

    The caiman 2 does telly and blu ray duties well, just trying to utilise what I had cutting out the middle man!!

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    When I had the TQ I was going to do the similar, and the only thing I could find that might have been ok for spdif to usb was the Hifime UX1 DAC that can do usb to spdif AND spdif to usb, ( wasn't sure how the power in would work as it's usb powered ) note though it is a DAC and not straight convertor, I didn't buy it in the end as I just connected my iPad directly to the DAC on the TQ by using the standard iPad to usb cable which was all I was needing. Might be worth a look.

    https://hifime.uk/DACs/UX1-dac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    I'd be surprised if anything other than a computer works with the amp over USB.
    Worked fine with iPad to USB Dac on the TQ when I had it, just using the standard lightning to USB charging lead.

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    I'm thinking of you want it for music listening primarily, then the laptop should go direct to the TQ via usb ( bog standard Usb A to Usb B cable ) and the Bluray and TV go via the caiman into the TQ analog connection.

    This removes the V Link from the equation, so that's one less box.

    No need for spdif/usb conversion either

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    Worked fine with iPad to USB Dac on the TQ when I had it, just using the standard lightning to USB charging lead.
    What do you think an iPad is?
    Chris

    If I ask you what something means it's because I'm unable to understand whatever it is you're not managing to put into words very well.
    I have given up on guessing.
    If you don't like it then that's just tough shit!

    Once we've made sense of our world, we wanna go fuck up everybody else's because his or her truth doesn't match mine. But this is the problem. Truth is individual calculation. Which means because we all have different perspectives, there isn't one singular truth, is there?

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