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  1. Hi guys. My question is quite straight forward. I am running either a 16' run of USB out of Thinkpad, followed by an W4S Recovery into the DAC vs 3' USB into an Bryston DDC following a 20' AES/EBU cable into the DAC. I've had it set up both ways. Should either one be superior to the other? I have an idea, but looking for confirmation......
  2. I have some questions about digital interface limitations and am hoping that the more knowlegeable among you might correct any misunderstanding I have. I just upgraded my DAC, making the connection from my computer the weakest link in my digital audio chain. I am looking for the best solution that maximizes the capability of the new DAC while minimizing inherent down-sides of the different interfaces. My currect set up is: iTunes library on an external USB 2.0 HD -> MacMini (early 2009, 10.11.6) -> TOSLINK output -> Gefen Digital Audio Extender sender -> Cat6 cable -> Gefen DAE receiver -> TOSLINK Cable -> Schiit Bifrost Multibit. The MacMini is limited to 24 bit/ 96 kHz over TOSLINK. The Gefen DAE has the same limitation. The goal is to restore 192 kHz sampling rate ability for the DAC. The distance between my computer and DAC is currently 6 meters, but I hope to move my computer farther away in the near future. Here are the solutions I am considering. I'm not set on the linked products; they are included just to give a better idea of the proposed solution. MacMini -> Active USB 2.0 extension -> USB cable -> DAC: lowest cost, 25 m limitation, higher jitter MacMini -> USB cable -> USB-over-Cat6 extender -> USB cable -> DAC: 50 m limitation, higher cost, higher jitter http://www.gefen.com/product/gefen-usb-20-sr-extender-over-one-cat-5-cable-EXT-USB2.0-SR MacMini -> USB cable -> USB-S/PDIF converter -> S/PDIF cable -> DAC: higher cost, more suceptable to interferance https://wyred4sound.com/products/dacs-converters/%C2%B5link MacMini -> USB cable -> USB reclocker -> USB cable -> DAC: 10 m limitation, higher cost https://wyred4sound.com/products/digital-converters/recovery Switch to Roon, ethernet -> Roon Endpoint -> S/PDIF Cable -> S/PDIF Reclocker -> DAC: lower jitter, highest cost, most effort https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/bundles/hifiberry-digi-bundle/ https://wyred4sound.com/products/digital-converters/remedy-reclocker Thank you for your help.
  3. I have a couple of USB problems: 1. When I connect my laptop via USB to my Korg DAC, it is downconverting hi-rez to 44kHz. This happens remotely from my server and locally, using QMusic, or foobar2000. The laptop is a newish Dell Inspiron 7000. 2. My Hipstreet Windows 10 tablet will not stream via USB to my Audiolab 8200CD player, nor to the Korg DS-DAC-10R. It seems to connect, but no sound comes out. I would greatly appreciate your help with these USB issues.
  4. Bricasti M1 > M5 > M12: Network Player - Member REVIEW w/OEM Response from Brian Zolner President/Owner Bricasti below s Hey Guys - I have been going back and forth between what to go with for a Ethernet Network Media Player - either Innuos, SOtM, Sonore, Uptone, Bricasti M1 Network Player or M5, etc. I have a thread dedicated to working toward this decision and got some fantastic help from many CA members. I learned so much and in such a short time. This forum is Fantastic - so many people are so helpful and I appreciate it very much. I am including the link below to anyone interested in that very educational journey. Great stuff if you are interested in Innuos, SOtM, Sonore, Uptone, Bricasti Network Player or M5 I purchased a bunch of these product to try and learn for myself to be sure. I did not want to question my decision with any what if's and wanted the best sounding option for me and my system. I ended up going with the Network Player Option installed in my Bricasti M1SE DAC and I wrote this feedback to one of the best people in all of Hi-End Audio, Brian Zolner President/Owner/Designer Bricasti Design. His digital and analogue products sound absolutely fantastic and the build quality is second to none and the support is as good as it is anywhere. All made by hand right here in good old Massachusetts, USA. I asked Brian if it would be OK if I share my thoughts with the super helpful crew - the CA members that were so important in helping me get to this decision. He said no problem I also asked if he wanted to respond and comment and he provided some great insight below my feedback on his thoughts on the M1, M12, M5 network players and USB audio. I am glad to be able to share this with you guys. I will send Brian this link and I am sure if any of you have any questions or feedback or thought that would be fantastic. We will get you all the info you need. This is some seriously good sounding gear and its a lot less money than the Aurender and Lumin and it blows their doors off! Also, I would love some idea's and feedback and any idea's really now that I am all in with Ethernet audio what is my next step? One member told me to buy The Linear Solution OCXO Audiophile Switch. (link at bottom of the page). This is supposed to provide a great bump in SQ and it is $679 and comes with a dedicated purpose built Linear Power Supply. Please share you thoughts on this or any other upgrade that can help me get the most out of my Bricasti M1SE Ethernet Network Media Player. Subject: Re: Feedback Send to Brian Zolner and Joe at Bricasti Hey Brian and Joe, I wanted to reach out and thank you both for the very kind and outstanding service installing the Bricasti M1SE Ethernet Network Player option in my M1SE DAC. Guys, it is absolutely fantastic! It needed about 40 to 60 hours of burn-in to get to where it was going and honestly the upgrade over that time was substantial. I get that some people don't believe in burn-in and others like me clearly hear it but I am just telling you guys this Bricasti M1SE Ethernet Network Player option is absolutely fantastic. At first I was strongly considering the M5 just because I already own all of the premium - supporting USB Gear and thought it might be great and I am sure it is but honestly guys in all fairness I didn't think the Bricasti M1SE Ethernet Network Player option would end up being this good? Man is it good! I thought it would be good and/or even great but it surpassed even those expectations and that's not an easy thing to do. I am looking for an awful lot out of my gar and I had some premium gear it needed to stand up against. I can speak from first hand experience about this Network Player option and how it compared to all the similar other gear listed below. All my thoughts are in comparison to the gear listed below. I was able to do a/b verse some really good Ethernet / USB options that are some of the hottest, best selling products going and I assumed from an a/b it would be close and/or maybe I couldn't even tell the difference but this is where my non-audiophile wifey serves as a sort of blind test. Yes her ear has evolved but she is not an audiophile. What the Bricasti Network Player option does that is so much better than everything else is actually something you never even knew was missing until you hear it and then remove it. It jumps off the page during A/B's. Sometimes A/B's can be tough but here it stands out as clear as day it was simple. To test myself I asked my wifey for her help and what she thinks. I set up the Sonore/Uptone Combo and then the SOtM/Uptone power supply combo and the Bricasti Network Player and mixed them up and she picked it out each time. She actually picked out the SOtM over Sonore also so maybe her ear is getting better than I think but she heard it and picked it out clearly and simply so that reinforced what I already knew but wanted to check it. Bricasti Network Player is so much more direct and decisive. It's immediacy and directness just can't be missed. I was like "yes, yes, oh man yes"! "Thats what I am talking about" and you know what - those are far and few between these days so when it happens you REALLY appreciate it. Thank you It not like it is a little warmer and a little clearer or it widens or deepens the stage or something like that which by the way it does all these things but that's not my point. It is immediate, decisive and startlingly quick. Its got jump and you are just much closer to the event. It was a combo of heightened transparency with just layers removed and more information magnified and exposed in all its greatness. Also, I want to make sure to note that I am not talking about being more upfront either because it offered a deeper stage and the voices are actually pushed further back which normally I don't prefer. I actually like that dynamic and sort of upfront sound as a rule but that is not what this is. This does it totally different! It does it the only fashioned way. It earns it. This is no designers voicing choice, this is simply a much more robust and substantial component. It performs at a much higher level and it is shows on so many levels. Vastly better separation and delineation in that more direct package. The stage opens and the walls expand and out comes a richer and more layered and more natural presentation. Man that separation is just fantastic! I just can't get over that open space it puts around everything and the air and the extension go on and on. It's just that every item is so sharp and precise and magnified in 3D space. Everything is tighter and wider and deeper and it all just holds together so well and is so confident and that heightened image precision is such an enjoyable effect. I don't want to touch anything - this the best sound I've ever had and I'm ecstatic! Better than analogue IMO. I am sure there are some uber turntables that will out do it but pound for pound I doubt it IMO. I was impressed at this much closer to the event effect. It's kind of hard to articulate but I think this might shed a little more light. Sort of that same effect you get when you have a great DAC or CD player and then you remove the preamp. The only thing with removing a great preamp is you gain that great immediate directness but then lose all that greatness that a great preamps provides but that increased directness is such a desirable effect so many people do it. I did it but then you get a great preamp and you say man I love the directness but I am giving up so much to get it. Some big time trade off's and many go back and forth. I know I did for a while. So this new Network Player upgrade was like keeping your amazing preamp and all the great benefits the pre provides while still getting that great directness a preless set up gives you. Best of both worlds! How often do you get to have your cake and eat it too? Well that is what happened here IMO with this so I think you can see why I am so happy about it and hope this does a little better job of explaining the main effect of this Ethernet Network Player option I added to my system. This preless type directness while keeping all the greatness of a preamp is worth the price of admission all by itself but there is more. All that directness has a great effect on the bass which is tighter, cleaner and more nuanced with much better separation. There isn't any more slam or power. It is not rounder or warmer which some may prefer but it is different. It is more nimble and lighter on its toes with more precision and definition. I don't think its any less powerful but it's different sort of like my Magico speakers are. People think or feel with Magico's sealed Aluminum cabinets there is less bass when in actuality there isn't any less but it is faster and more defined but some interrupt this as less bass but I don't agree but also each to their own. I find it to be a nice improvement and upgrade but I can see someone that likes to listen to a lot pop or rap music they may refer a thicker or rounder sound but everyone else will love this IMO. I will take quality and precision over quantity every time but that's just me and everyone is different. I want take a moment to thank you and your company again for your approach to supporting the folks that purchase your gear. Premium Hi-End Audiophile gear is quite expensive and so many of the top Hi-Fi companies come out with a new model every few years and that kills us. We need to sell our old one to get the new one and that makes expensive gear insanely expensive to own. Many people like me want the most recent and best gear they can afford. You guys make this possible and care more about your customers than any of the other OEM's and we appreciate it very much! You guys are totally different from the Vast Majority of high ends OEM's. Also, this feedback was not made in a vacuum. Here are the items I had in my system that I did an A/B with that allowed me great insight into how your Ethernet Network Player option worked verse the others. Some of these I only owned a for a short while because I knew there was no contest. Most have either been sold or are in process of being sold on Audiogon because your Network Player made them obsolete. I am keeping the JS-2 and P10 for my new system set up. Tellurium Q Black Diamond USB Cable Curious Regenlink USB Cables (2) Uptone Audio USPCB Connectors Uptown Audio ISO Regen USB Uptown Audio LPS-1 UltraCap Power Supply Uptown Audio LPS-1 UltraCap Power Supply Breeze Audio 12v Linear Power Supplies Breeze Audio 12v Linear Power Supplies Uptown Audio Amber Regen USB Uptown Audio JS-2 Linear Power Supply Sonore mircoRendu 2.5 Ethernet / USB Player Ghent customer DC power Cables PS Audio P10 Regenerator SOtM tX-USBultra w/50 ohm connector SOtM sms-200 Ultra w/50 ohm connector I honestly thought in my heart of hearts USB might be the way to go just because it has come so far in not that long of a time. Sonore, SOtM and Uptone Audio in my opinion changed the world in regards to the USB landscape and in a huge way. There are a few others as well. They brought, real world price upgrades to USB that made semi-inexpensive gear better than super expensive legacy products from just a few years back (CD and SACD Players) and this changed the game. Now it appears you have changed the game on the Ethernet side. I call tell anyone out there that doesn't own a Bricasti M1 is to buy the M5. I am not sure how the M5 sounds because I have not heard it but if it sounds anything like the M1 Ethernet Network Player then there is nothing that can touch it. Great job and thank you guys. With your permission I would like to share this personal email on my forum post and if you are ok with it any of your responses as well. People are waiting to hear my thoughts so I thought I could email you and inform them at the same time. Thanks Frank Fsmithjack Subject: Re: Response / Feedback from Brian Zolner Bricasti President/Owner/Designer to Frank Smith / Fsmithjack Frank, Thanks for all that commentary, and well guess only thing I can say or add is once we got the LAN working in the M12, and then the M1 ( it’s the same streamer used in all products) I never went back to USB, clearly better even just connecting with 50’ cat5 from my server to the M1. We do all shows with the LAN and try to convince users this is the way. I feel that regardless of the cables and power supplies and clockers etc for USB that seem to make some differences, one might say they create differences and subjective to if its better or not, but I feel USB is fundamentally flawed and when the player or renderer is installed directly in the M1 it eliminates all the issues of USB, it removes it from the computer, and places it in the M1. We made our own player, running on a linux core on an ARM processor, runs off the linear supply in the M1 too. so no extra processors running as with a PC where the computer is doing all kinds of other co processing, switch mode power regulation on the PC mother board etc. But in the end of all that stuff, this approach eliminates it. For the sound of USB, People are fooled by things and as you point out someone might like the effect of the USB, but I think what we get with the streamer is true sound reproduction with no jitter and noise added to make the sound dance a bit, I hear it clearly on my Tidals, and our M28s, no loss of bass at all for me, but tight clear and excellent extension, no bloating. The M5 was made so that a user could run off the network or PC without using USB, I feel the AES is the best as removes these issues. But installed in the M1 or M12 is the best, direct I2S to the DSP and then to the DAC. The M5 with AES is darn close to what you have, I have done a lot of listening and that was the idea of that product to offer great playback and no USB for anyone and any DAC. Enjoy it, I know it changed my life, my server PC is in another part of the house and I run it all from Jremote, there is just no other way to play, besides the sound there is the convenience factor and I play tracks from my phone or stream from it to the M1, or the server, or the NAS or any PC in my home, all the computer stuff goes in another room away from the listening room. It’s a network and that is what starts becoming interesting and you don’t get that with USB or any other point to point interface. Go ahead and share the story, its what we hope others will find out too. Brian Subject: Re: Response / Feedback from Joe at Bricasti to Frank Smith / Fsmithjack Hi Frank, thank you for great write-up! Enjoy your M1, if you ever need anything just let me know. Thank you again, joe http://www.bricasti.com/en/consumer/m1se.php http://thelinearsolution.com/ocxo_switch.html
  5. Hi all and @Archimago Is the issue/s that's described here by Archimago, regarding 8kHz packet noise, still an issue with mobile USB sources running off battery, like an iPhone, Android phone or mobile DAPs? i.e. USB sources not connected to mains power at all? Or is it still an issue with mobile battery based USB sources too? Cheers
  7. SACD Ripping News

    Hi everybody, Maybe I am not posting this into the correct forum... but here it is : Anyone who knows how to do this can copy / paste this text where it belongs so that everyone hears about this news. I can rip any SACD stereo or multichannel on my recent Primare BD32 MKII, (with the latest firmware) so this one can be listed with the Oppo's and Pioneers among others. It makes ISO files (bit to bit copy of my SACD, as well as DSF files (as tracks) It works fine with the USB stick with the AutoScript folder (with 3 files in it) and together with ISO2DSD and it rips a 1 hour SACD in less then 15 minutes (over cabled IP network) I am a lucky guy ! Thx all of you. Koen.
  8. For sale is SOtM Tx-usbUltra with Clock Input Option (50ohm connector) Virtually new condition. Bought couple weeks back and I do not need it. Hence, look for new home for it. I've opened and tested the tx-usbultra making sure it's working fine. < 20 hrs. Power setting is set at 6.5-8.5v and it can be powered with 9v. It comes with 9v power adapter and a usb cable. original box. New is $1200. Asking: $950 shipped and paypal fee included. Ship USA only. I have long history of excellent Agon and ebay feedback 100%. Bay area local pickup welcome, please be free to inquire location. Paypal with friend payment (no fee) and cash are welcome.... $50 less. Thank you for viewing
  9. Hi, I am looking for any possible suggestions/ user reviews, etc for a Y Split USB Cable (one USB B going to two USB A). Anyone have any experience yet with the brand new IFI Gemni USB 3.0 Y split USB Cable? I am thinking about buying one to use with my IFI Micro iUSB 3.0, bit was hoping to see some reviews or opinions from CA Members first if possible? I have tried the Pangea Preimer Y Split USB cable, and for the price ($99-$150), it really wasn’t too bad, however I am looking for “more”. I also had Ghent (cable maker in Hong King) make me a custom Y split USB Cable, made from Silver plated copper, Teflon insulated, good copper braiding and a JSSG sheild (John Swenson technique attaching an external wire from one end of the copper braiding to the other, but not connected to the connectors). - The Custom Ghent cable had a bit of Harshness in my system and did not sound as good as the Pangea Y Split USB cable. Neither of these cables sounded as good as my Reference USB cables (to date), which are the Cardas Highspeed 2.0 USB Cables. (These are a split design (separated shielded cable for power and data), yet the USB A and USB B connectors both join at each end. Since I have the IFI Micro iUSB 3.0 reclocker, I want to use a Y split USB cable with separate USB A connectors (1 for power / 1 for data). Ifi has just released a brand new version of their Gemni cable (Gemni USB 3.0), so I am tempted to buy it. However, overall, I’ve notived not much mention of the original Gemni USB cable within Audiophile Reveiws, Blogs, Magazines, etc, so I’m a little unsure about how they “stack up” vs some more commonly praised USB Cables. The availability of USB Cables that come in a Y split design is pretty slim. Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions!!
  10. I have 3 2 1 left (0.3m). Will ship for free if my asking price is met. Sole owner. Purchased less than a year ago and have been used in my system. No cosmetic issues. All functionally perfect. Original Boxes included. 1.0m - $65 (original retail price was $100) SOLD 0.5m - $60 $50(original retail price was $90) SOLD 0.3m - $55 $45 (original retail price was $85)
  11. Hi guys, So, I have a little problem with my USB-Sound device. I've got a Soundcraft Notepad-5 connected via USB to my Windows 10 computer. Overall I am very happy with this device, except for one thing. If I play for example a short note in my DAW, the soundcard won't let me hear it. When I play the same note over and over again it will eventually pick up. To me it seems like it thinks that that one sound isn't worth playing through my speakers or something.. very weird indeed! Playing music etc. works perfectly fine.. Does anyone have a solution to this problem? It seems very odd to me, and I can't find anything on the internet about it since it is a fairly new device. I also have installed the latest drivers for it. Thanks in advance! Gerard de Graaf
  12. This is my first post so bear with me. I've used mp3 on cell phones etc for years but recently ripped all my CDs to both mp3 and FLAC using dB Power Amp. I am looking to setup a high quality 2 channel FLAC audio system using a NAS. I have an older high end Yamaha receiver which lacks HDMI. A Schiit Modi 2 is in my near future as is some 2 or 4 bay Synology NAS. Q1. Are those DAC and NAS a reasonably good choice? Will they just boot and play nicely together? Q2. In Synology Audio Station I would set the NAS to playback on "usb speaker" in order to get the FLAC out the usb port and into the DAC. When playing a NAS video presumably the audio portion of the video still goes over the eithernet [don't care if this also goes over USB port]. Q3. There seems to be so many Synology NAS models, including last years models still available from some on-line sellers. What do I need to look for in order for this setup to work? Is there a series that I should be looking at? [+, +II, j, se, play, etc] [I also have a 2016 55" 4K HDR TV but I don't think I will be trying to use the NAS to upscale to 4K, or even 1080p]. [on the TV side; the TV, Blu-ray, android box etc will play their audio via a HDMI switch with analog audio breakout connected to receiver input] Thanks John
  13. A Guide on how to get the most from your Schiit Eitr I recently began a quest to determine if it was possible to improve sound from the Schiit Eitr. There are three variables I knew to explore: USB Cable from source to the Eitr S/PDIF Cable from the Eitr to the DAC Power Supply (not necessary: LPS already used by Schiit) Where I am coming from: I listen using HD800S phones powered by a Kenzie tube amp and Brooklyn DAC+. I avoid powered USB hubs and connect the Eitr directly from a USB 2.0 port on my Win 7 Pro laptop. USB Cables Do Make A Difference My first experiment involved comparing the popular Blue Jeans USB 2 cable to the AudioQuest Diamond USB Cable, Type A to Type B, 0.75m. AudioQuest Diamond USB Cable Review Source was Tidal HiFi using non MQA tracks I was very familiar with. After listening using the Blue Jeans cable I swapped in the AudioQuest Diamond. The most immediate difference was in musicality: tracks were more enjoyable to listen to. Consider swapping a basic turntable for an LP-12 and the music becomes more "tuneful" as Linn used to say. To be more specific sound stage became wider, deeper and taller using the Diamond cable. There was more air around instruments and voices. Treble was silky smooth and I noticed more impact in bass. I heard more detail and it was easier to listen deep into the tracks. Advice: if you have a very revealing system and can get an AudioQuest Diamond on trial from a dealer try it for yourself. Bits are not always just bits and USB cables do make a difference. I have an interesting high-end S/PDIF cable on the way and will update once I have a listen.
  14. Wondering if anyone is connecting MacBook Air as a one computer config so one usb port is connecting to dac, and internal ssd as boot drive - whats the best sq solution in your experience: 1. Use another usb port for external hdd - ssd, or just a regular drive? I play mostly dsd; 2. Use the SD card slot and better sq or not? 3. Use thunderbolt external hdd, better sq? Audirvana manual recommends making sure the high speed usb port are dedicated to usb connection to dac, not sure if the 2 usb ports on macbook air is on same circuit thus shared, therefore am wondering if using the other connection options may imprive sq. Anyone can chime in on this? Thanks.
  15. I am investigating how to improve the SQ from USB for my DAC8. Until now I have used a decent Chord USB cable, Jitterbug, ISO REGEN + USBPCB + TeraDak LPS, PUC2 lite + TeraDak LPS. So far my conclusion is that using a PUC2 lite with AES connection give the best sound. The only drawback is that it is limited to PCM 24/192. Sound quality is great, very clean, vert balanced with every instument in place. Using ISO REGEN or Jitterbug did not work for me. Jitterbug did not add or removed anything. ISO REGEN which is highly praised, sounds a bit better than USB only but it is not very significant as I expected. ISO REGEN + PUC2 lite is even more surprising. It is not as good as PUC2 alone. It emphasizes the lows but veils a bit the highs. It would nice to hear similar experiences and any recommendation for USB/DDC components that did significant improvement the T+A DAC SQ with USB. I am not looking for subtle improvements but ones that are significant, similar to what I get from PUC2 lite. Experience using Isolated/balanced power can be interesting as well.
  16. Hi Everyone! Apologies if this is a totally noob question, but as I have realised in the past few weeks, I am a total noob when it comes to A/V and mics. Anyway, a few weeks back I bought a condenser microphone (along with a stand, etc etc) to use for recording, however didn't realise at the time that condenser mics require phantom power to run. I'm now in the process of looking for a phantom power supply, however I stumbled across the Behringer U-PHORIA UM2 (which is apparently a USB audio interface) which provides phantom power. My question for the experts here, is whether this USB powered audio interface / mixer / preamp ... uhhh... thing, will allow me to use my microphone, and whether it will then also allow me to record via the USB output of the device. I'll drop a link to the manufacturer's website in case anyone wants to check the specs, honestly they fly over my head! http://www.music-group.com/Categories/Behringer/Computer-Audio/Audio-Interfaces/UM2/p/P0AVV Apologies for how stupid this question must seem, I'm just rapidly discovering I have no clue what I am doing and just want to get my mic working without spending a mammoth amount of money on top of what I have already spent. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me! Best wishes Cipher
  17. ultraRendu & USB reclocker

    Hello all, I have a Wyred4Sound Recovery USB reclocker, which I used to place between my Auralic VEGA and Mac Mini (running Roon). Since I now have the ultraRendu, my VEGA is now fed directly from this device without direct connection from the Mac Mini. So the question is, would putting the USB reclockler between de Ultrarendu and the Auralic VEGA still make sense, as the ultraRendu already produces a low jitter signal? Anyone experience with this (or any other reclocker?)? How does this balance between putting another additional device (the reclocker) on the signal path? Thanks in advance! Rodrigo
  18. UpTone Audio USB Regen Orange - ships from Europe, so no duty and VAT tax for EU residents. Box and Meanwell PSU included. 130 EUR (cost in Europe is 200 EUR + shipping: http://www.itemaudio.co.uk/home/802-uptone-usb-regen.html) Shipping ~15 EUR via registered post. PayPal add 4.9% Price is FIRM.
  19. Curious .8M USB cable. Perfect condition. About a year old No better USB cable at the price. $340 list, selling for $260 including shipping.
  20. JCAT version 1 USB Card for sale. I have the larger back plate as well and would be included. $240 including PayPal and shipping to continental United States.
  21. Mutec MC-3+ USB Smart clock for sale. As new, used for less than a week. Latest firmware. Silver faceplate. $870 + shipping (US address only). PayPal. Digital re-clocker, jitter reducer, format converter, word-clock generator USB, AES/EBU, S/PDIF RCA, BNC and Toslink inputs Ultra-low jitter Word Clock generation with configurable multiplier Galvanic isolation 10Mhz external reference clock input PCM up to 32/192 and DSD/DoP up to DSD256 Converts DSD to PCM USB driver for Windows supporting ASIO, MME, DirectSound, WASAPI, Kernel Streaming MacOS does not require a separate driver
  22. The exceptional Sonore Micro Rendu in "as new" condition with original box and USB A-to-B link. NO POWER SUPPLY. The micro rendu requires an external power supply- many different choices and price ranges available from others. Roon ready. See http://www.sonore.us/microRendu.html List $640.00. Sell for $540 via PayPal and will include shipping in US.
  23. Hi, Could anyone help me with or give me pointer where to find info to connect the Amanero module (https://amanero.com) to the DAC board of my AN DAC 2.1x over I2S. I want to exploit the 18/bit192Khz capabilities of the AD1865, connecting my DAC 2.1x (Signature) via USB, bypassing the CS8412 receiver as this only goes to 96Khz. Thanks.
  24. Please excuse me if this is the not the right area to post this question, this is my first post. I have been using my Cary 303T SACD as a DAC to listen to digital music stored on my computer running WIndows Vista. This worked fine till my laptop died, and I ended up with a new Windows 10 laptop. The Cary USB drivers seem to install correctly: install completes without errors, and the Cary Audio USB Driver is listed under control panel - installed programs. But when I plug the laptop to the Cary with the USB: The Cary does not recognize the PC, the display shows: PC/USB D-IN: NONE Windows 10 beeps (so it recognized something was attached) but does not recognize the device, Device Manager displays: Unknown Device, and when I check the driver details for the unknown device it says that No driver files are required or have been loaded for this device. The drivers are the latest ones available from the Cary web site. I tried re-installing this multiple times, with different combinations of installing in Compatibility mode for Windows 7 or Vista, as administrator, etc. I tried the Windows compatibility troubleshooter. I tried disabling driver signature enforcement following this video. I tried disabling USB selective suspend setting following this advice, and forbid WIndows to turn off the device to save power based on this site. The cable is OK (it is the same one I was using previously), but I also tried another one just in case, and tried all the laptop's USB connectors just in case. No luck. Has anyone else run into this ? Any suggestions to solve the issue ? Thanks in advance, Christiaan
  25. Hi! I have a Rendu with new PSU coming (Longdog Audio/MCRU). Have a Brooklyn with external PSU. I know there is a new REGEN in the works. I have read lots of threads about other conditioners like W4S, IFI, LanRover and also Singer. Review thread here - https://audiobacon.net/2016/12/01/ifi-nano-iusb3-0-review-vs-uptone-regen-wyred-4-sound-recovery-and-audioquest-jitterbug/ I am wondering whether you have solid experiences of boosting the performance of the Rendu into a Mytek Brooklyn with USB conditioning OR USB to AES/SPDIF conversion. Such as the Singer or even Audiophilla box? The LanRover BTW seems to be a sticker job on the original device from ICRON.. See (for the UK) here - https://www.icronshop.com/icron-brand/icron-ranger-2301ge-lan I have been thinking of going USB to AES because the Brooklyn sounds identical to me with USB Rendu vs SPDIF Sonos connect. Cheer Simon