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    Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced USB to SPDIF convertor?
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    Used one very similar to this one in a previous system.

    Not the cheapest but uses high quality components. I had the version which outputs to coaxial and is spec'd to actually output up to 384KHz/24-bit. It looks like the Toslink version is 'limited' 192KHz/24-bit, if that's of any importance to you. I never had the means to test if it could indeed output any DSD files over coax though. But it worked perfectly for my needs at the time.

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    I was planning on listing an Audio Gd convertor soon, I should dig it out and get the details.

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    Depends what you call reasonably priced but there is a used Matrix Audio X-SPDIF 2 available on ebay which are 385 new.

    Might be worth an offer?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matrix-Au...YAAOSwt9JgHUs6
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    I was thinking of something below 100 so budget convertor
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    Mine is in your price range I'll have a look later.

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    Most opticals are 24/96. Not enough bandwidth to do dsd either afaik.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced USB to SPDIF convertor?
    What is your source? A computer? If so check if the motherboard has a spdif header. If so just stick with spdif (coax) all the way. I did that on one system (directly wiring a coax cable to the header) and was surprised how good the SQ was. But probably will vary on the quality of the motherboard (possible high jitter on low quality motherboards).

    To save directly wiring to the header you can use something like this.

    In terms of a usb > spdif converter I've always liked how the MF V-Link 192 does things.
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    +1 for MF V-link, although I moved mine on for Gustad U something...

    edit U12, can't see one for sale, but they do pop up.

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