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Old 10th August 2010, 03:55 PM   #701
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Okay, this is somewhat of a loaded question but I thought I would post here.

Does the Buffalo II, have a single ended or differential I2S output? Does this change whether you are using it in a dual mono configuration or just a single configuration?

I'm trying to see if I can use a Squeezebox Touch with an Empirical Audio Pacecar II w/I2S outs into the Buffalo II dac. Info regarding the Pacecar II reclocker (and info on the USB version as well) is here. The Pacecar II I2S output has to be configured for the dac it is going to supply, hence my question.

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Old 10th August 2010, 04:02 PM   #702
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I assume you mean I2S inputs...

They are single-ended.

Not sure what benefit you hope to get from the reclocker, as the buffalo a) is asynchronous and b) reclocks the signal you send it
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Old 10th August 2010, 08:08 PM   #703
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Default Touch spdif out to BII

Hi

I use the SB Touch spdif out; removed rca contact and soldered a 75ohm coax direct on Touch pcb wired to Buffalo II spdif input.
Here is how the Touch spdif signal looks like into the Buffalo II (0.1V pr div):

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I think this combination is good.

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Old 10th August 2010, 09:05 PM   #704
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I assume you mean I2S inputs...

They are single-ended.

Not sure what benefit you hope to get from the reclocker, as the buffalo a) is asynchronous and b) reclocks the signal you send it
Yes, I meant input, thanks!

Not sure what I will benefit either. In fact, I might want to try it first to see if it actually makes a big difference. I'll check with the manufacturer, Steve Nugent, as the Buffalo II, as you stated, takes care of the issue internally. However, I would like to feed it an I2S signal.

Have you found the Buffalo II with an I2S signal at its input to be superior sounding to same source with an SPDIF signal? That's probably the question to ask.

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Hi

I use the SB Touch spdif out; removed rca contact and soldered a 75ohm coax direct on Touch pcb wired to Buffalo II spdif input.
Here is how the Touch spdif signal looks like into the Buffalo II (0.1V pr div):

Attachment 183592

I think this combination is good.

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Tom
Tom, thanks for insight.



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Old 10th August 2010, 09:09 PM   #705
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Have you found the Buffalo II with an I2S signal at its input to be superior sounding to same source with an SPDIF signal? That's probably the question to ask.
I have not perceived that, but some people have.
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Old 10th August 2010, 09:34 PM   #706
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Brian and Russ:

Received my Legato kit today. Very nice !!!!

Some questions about jumpers and R25-R28.

I guess the real question: Is a manual available?

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Brian and Russ:
I guess the real question: Is a manual available?
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Have patience, with Russ and Brian the manual always come after the hardware
Just bomb them with questions and they will know what to write in the manual.....
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Old 10th August 2010, 09:52 PM   #708
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Default Dual mono Buffalo II and Legato

Brian and Russ,

If I were to purchase and utilize dual mono Buffalo II's, would I also purchase a pair of Legato boards? Would I configure them similar to your Dual Mono + IVY III pdf file seen here? And I take it that the I2S input in this dual mono configuration is still single ended and not differential?

I really like the idea of a discrete output stage.

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Hi Bob,
Have patience, with Russ and Brian the manual always come after the hardware
Just bomb them with questions and they will know what to write in the manual.....
Nic
Thanks NicMac

Are the parts that have x's through them on the Legato board the optional filter? What is the filter type?

I want to start by providing a separate supply for each IV converter. How are the switch or jumpers set?

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I want to start by providing a separate supply for each IV converter. How are the switch or jumpers set?
For separation, use no jumpers, and install each side's power terminal block.

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And I take it that the I2S input in this dual mono configuration is still single ended and not differential?
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They are single-ended.
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Are the parts that have x's through them on the Legato board the optional filter?
They are an optional output buffer. I would wait for the manual there...
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