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Old 24th September 2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default eBay XMOS ES9023 Asynchronous USB to I2S

My Teradak X2 USB -> I2S converter seems to have died on me.

What do those more expert than I say about this device, for use as a USB to I2S converter to my 2x TDA1541A DAC.

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I especially like the cost, and having an ES9023 is a boon too, but really I need opinions on what quality to expect as a USB->I2S converter please.
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Old 24th September 2014, 08:08 PM   #2
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In "the other forum" it is considered to be of doubtful quality ...
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Old 24th September 2014, 08:27 PM   #3
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Damn! Any better options?

I only need USB - I2S conversion. The rest is not needed.
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Old 24th September 2014, 08:51 PM   #4
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I don't even know which "other forum" you mean???!!! Surely it can be mentioned. This isn't a cult you know.
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Old 25th September 2014, 06:28 AM   #5
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Namely diyhifi.org - Founded by folks who are banned here.

Do a search here for "usb to i2s".
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Old 25th September 2014, 07:57 AM   #6
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Ah thanks. What about the WAveIO converter? Is it any good?
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Old 25th September 2014, 10:50 AM   #7
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The Well-Tempered Computer - There you find some other options.

For the WAveIO look here: http://www.dddac.com/dddac1794_design.html


"Input = Output
Nice saying, but here it is true.... The DAC can be the best in the world ( ;-) ) but if there is an issue at the input side of things you will never reach the maximum potential... Before pinning my design on an USB Receiver, I wanted to make sure I picked the one with the best sound...Actually there are many solutions on the market, but I decided to pick only 4:
  • The HiFace module (based on the M2Tech)
  • Rockna Audio, similar to the HiFace board, but simpler design
  • The Musiland Monitor 03
  • The WaveIO Module (from Lucian Luckit) link to his Site
Long story short, you listen to a few soundtracks and things are so clear, the WaveIO wins easily. Sound stage is more transparent, you can look through easier. Also texture of voices and instruments are more natural. On top, when you use a high end 5V power supply (instead of USB bus powered mode) all this improves another clear step."

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Old 25th September 2014, 12:01 PM   #8
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Well, that's a great review - and he checked out a few options, so that's reassuring. I have a 5v Salas shunt reg all ready too!! Thanks a lot Groundloops.

May your hifi forever be ground-loop free!

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I assume they were banned for a reason?
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