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Thread: Wanted - USB to SP/DIF (RCA) convertor

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    Default Wanted - USB to SP/DIF (RCA) convertor

    What sounds good (good enough to feed a Metrum Octave) but doesn't break the bank?

    Edit: can't change the title but the eagle eyed amongst you would know I meant S/PDIF!

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    Look at IfI kit, not super cheap but fantastic kit ( especially for what you want).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyse6748 View Post
    Look at IfI kit, not super cheap but fantastic kit ( especially for what you want).



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    Had an itube it was a nice piece of kit, but I'd like to save money and get used (or get something better for my money depending on how you look at it).

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    No worries,,,, there loads of cheap Tat on ebay Sorry but the Ifi is one of the best converters out there.


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    Dennis has a Matrix converter for sale.

    Looks well built and good spec - but beyond that I've no idea on it.

    I use to use a Musical Fidelity VLink 192 which was stunning. But they no longer made and now go for lots. Also try a Gustard which has a good rep. Tom use to have one.

    In any event if you are using Windows make sure there is a driver available for whatever you get. This is especially for Windows 10 and you wish to output at 24/192. The later versions of Windows 10 (creators update) may recognise and install automatically - but it 'depends'. Mac is fine.
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    empirical audio off ramp 4 175 on pfm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyse6748 View Post
    No worries,,,, there loads of cheap Tat on ebay Sorry but the Ifi is one of the best converters out there.


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    Don't get me wrong I'd like to get one, but it just depends if someone wants to sell one, as I said I'm after a used device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwardlon View Post
    Dennis has a Matrix converter for sale.

    Looks well built and good spec - but beyond that I've no idea on it.

    I use to use a Musical Fidelity VLink 192 which was stunning. But they no longer made and now go for lots. Also try a Gustard which has a good rep. Tom use to have one.

    In any event if you are using Windows make sure there is a driver available for whatever you get. This is especially for Windows 10 and you wish to output at 24/192. The later versions of Windows 10 (creators update) may recognise and install automatically - but it 'depends'. Mac is fine.
    Good point Edward, I hadn't considered that. Do you know anything about Vortexbox and its compatibility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    Good point Edward, I hadn't considered that. Do you know anything about Vortexbox and its compatibility?

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    Sorry Lawrence never used a Vortexbox nor have I researched it.
    Source: Win10 server, Win10 Mini-ITX Renderer running JRiver & Tidal/Roon
    DAC / Preamp: Perreaux DP32, Secondary DAC:
    Chevron Paradox
    Amp: Radford Revival STA25, TubeHunter Class D IRS2092
    Speakers:, Tannoy Eatons, Kudos Cardea C2, BatPure Supertweeters, Acoustic Research 8BX (modded)
    Power Conditioner: ISOtek Qube 1kw
    Currently resting: Radford Revival Prototype preamp, Paul Baldwin 405C amp, PMC LB1 Signature

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    As usual I'll jump in first and keep my fingers crossed!

    I'm keeping an eye on that matrix convertor thanks, I'd like to set what else is out there first.
    Last edited by Lawrence001; 11-02-2018 at 10:10.

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