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Old 22nd July 2011, 05:28 PM   #131
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Hi Brian,

Will this new S/PDIF module be available as separate kit for Buffalo II?

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Old 22nd July 2011, 05:45 PM   #132
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Hi Brian,

Will this new S/PDIF module be available as separate kit for Buffalo II?

Thank you,
Milton
It is not designed for Buffalo II.
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Old 22nd July 2011, 05:49 PM   #133
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Russ> Now you're confusing me? Let's see if I understand things here...
RAW is for multichannel spdif? (Surround sound for your movies and such, decoder needed)
PCM is the 2-channel audio spdif that we are used to? (No decoder needed)

If I have a digital x-over hi/lo outputting the common 2-channel audio spdif signal, that should work since it's PCM?

I'm thinking of using one BIII unit for my digital 2-/3-way filter.
It is pretty simple really. The ES9018 SPDIF decoder only works with one SPDIF source at a time, which limits it to stereo or mono use. It can use up to 8 SPDIF inputs that will be MUXed, but it only uses one of them at a time. If you use DSD or PCM(like I2S) directly then you can do 1,2,4,6,8 channels as you like.
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Old 22nd July 2011, 05:51 PM   #134
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Will this new S/PDIF module be available as separate kit for Buffalo II?
That wouldn't work at all, as the BII only has a single input. The new module offers consumer to TTL level conversion, but depends on the 9018 on the BIII to select the appropriate input.
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Old 22nd July 2011, 06:17 PM   #135
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Russ and Brian,

Will there be "4:1 S/PDIF Receiver/MUX" module available for Buffalo II?

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Old 22nd July 2011, 07:53 PM   #136
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Yes, the replacement for the old one should be available sometime soon.
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Old 22nd July 2011, 08:55 PM   #137
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Excellent Brian!

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Old 23rd July 2011, 09:42 AM   #138
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Nice... What's the size of it? 2x3.3"?
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Old 23rd July 2011, 09:47 AM   #139
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Hi Russ and Brian

I think- though these are fast changing times!- that a large number (the majority?) of 2 channel users will still want to feed consumer level S/PDIF to their new Buffalo III. But BIII needs TTL level input, and so they will need an additional comparator. But, at the moment, TP only offers the new 4-Input S/PDIF Module Kit to do this, making it an essential additonal purchase, together with its- for some users- unnecessary switching functions.

Is this correct? Some of your less technical customers might miss this, so I thought I'd raise it- at the risk of just proving me one of them, for completely missing the point!

Another thing. Could existing BII users make use of Sidecar- by removing the existing S/PDIF switch from the board, and wiring Sidecar in instead?

Thanks, and congratulations on what looks a great new product

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Is this correct? Some of your less technical customers might miss this, so I thought I'd raise it- at the risk of just proving me one of them, for completely missing the point!
One could of course simply add a comparator to a single of the inputs and be done with it. It's DIY afterall. Meanwhile, the new module is a LOT cheaper than the old MUX, even with a sidecar added, which offers additional functionality above that of the old Mux.
This all makes perfect sense to me, as many are waiting for the new USB module. It's good to see the preparations for it are being made.
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