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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.
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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?
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