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Old 22nd December 2015, 08:52 PM   #1
PJN is offline PJN  United States
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Default Advice on upgrading DAC to USB input

Hi All,

I'm looking to convert an small laptop that has only USB outs to a music server. I have set up other PC's for this type of service but they have always had optical or SPDIF outs so it was not an issue for my DACs. The area that I want to use it in is small so a compact laptop is ideal, a big PC wouldn't fit. I currently am using a Twisted Pear Opus DAC that has optical and coax SPDIF inputs. I like this DAC and would like to find an easy solution to go from USB to I2S that I could pop in the box. Most of my music is redbook, but I'd like the ability to stream higher res off the net. Looking around I see that there are a lot possible solutions including some newer ones using the new XMOS chips. I'm looking for some advice on a solution to give me the best sound going from USB into my DAC.


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Old 23rd December 2015, 06:08 AM   #2
Green77 is offline Green77  Sweden
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Hi Paul.
I have tried diffrent usb to i2s cards in my tda1541 dac.
In my setup all worked very well. But if you want a nice one i recommend
Luckit waveIO. Really nice xmos card.
Best Regards //Daniel
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Old 23rd December 2015, 04:12 PM   #3
PJN is offline PJN  United States
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Thanks for the recommendation, I'll give it a try.
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