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Hi. My apologies if this is the wrong place, it is my first post. I recently got in to computer audio by wanting to use a very old Audio Alchemy DAC-in-the-box that was sitting in my closet collecting dust. I bought a NuForce U192S they had on sale for $50 over at Audio Advisor. The combo sounds much better than the 'audio out' of my Dell Ultra Small Form Factor PC even through some old Altec Lansing computer speakers. Soon I upgraded the speakers to some equally old Optimus Pro X77 metal cabinet speakers that I had lying around. The foam surrounds were shot, so I upgraded them with some Dayton drivers from Parts Express. I have a small decent 10W amp driving the old X77s but will probably soon replace with a Topping TP-21 desktop amp or the Emotiva x100. Well, now I want to add a sub, but I really would like a small desktop crossover so I could play with the crossover point on the fly. I found a Rolls SX45 that would be perfect but sadly the reviews say it sucks. I was thinking perhaps a 1/2 DIN old school car audio equalizer/crossover but thought I would see if you may recommend something better. I'd like to stay small (like the size of the Audio Alchemy DITB) and relatively inexpensive, say under $200. Any thoughts? Thank you in advance. -dave
Hoping someone can shed some light on the issue of a why I am hearing a high pitched squealing sound when trying to use the optical (toslink) input on my Audio Alchemy DAC-In-The-Box (an inexpensive DAC). All I want to do is connect my Apple TV's optical out or my TV's optical out to the DAC. Then run standard RCA cables from the DAC into my 2 channel amplifier. However, regardless of whether the signal comes from the TV or the Apple TV, I constantly get a crazy high pitched sound. nothing else. Checked the Apple TV settings and the TV's audio settings, seems I have it set up correctly..but who knows. Does anyone have any idea on a fix ? Are there incompatibility issues I am not aware of ? cheers Ants