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Old 9th November 2012, 04:07 AM   #81
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I would like a sanity check on this configuration that I would like to order:

Buffalo-IIISE
IVY-III output stage with Placid HD BP power supply
Placid HD power supply
TOSLINK input board
4-channel SPDIF input board
USB DAC receiver
Metronome
Transformers: 9V and 15V

Will all of this play together?
The USB DAC, 4-Ch SPDIF, and Metronome are an interesting combination. How did you want to connect these all?

I would skip the USB DAC receiver personally. Its based on an older chip and limited to 48 kHz IIRC.
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Old 9th November 2012, 04:35 AM   #82
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You are correct about the 48kHz limitation. Thank you. Scratch that one from the list.

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The USB DAC, 4-Ch SPDIF, and Metronome are an interesting combination. How did you want to connect these all?

I would skip the USB DAC receiver personally. Its based on an older chip and limited to 48 kHz IIRC.
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Old 9th November 2012, 11:11 AM   #83
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Having an Opus with Metronome, is a Buffalo III SE a big step forward?
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Old 9th November 2012, 12:21 PM   #84
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4-channel SPDIF input board
USB DAC receiver
Metronome

Will all of this play together?
  • The 4-channel S/PDIF board WILL NOT WORK with the Buffalo-IIISE. It is designed for the Buffalo-III (8-channel).
  • We do not plan to restock the old USB module.
  • You do not need the Metronome with the Buffalo, unless you are using an older source with less than 64fs PCM (such as the CD-Pro transport).
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Perhaps the Buffalo-IIISE isn't the right DAC for me. All of my music sources are FLACs ripped from (RedBook) CDs. Certainly the output filters get better at higher sample rates, but how much will upsampling to 88.2 or 176.4 improve things?

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  • The 4-channel S/PDIF board WILL NOT WORK with the Buffalo-IIISE. It is designed for the Buffalo-III (8-channel).
  • We do not plan to restock the old USB module.
  • You do not need the Metronome with the Buffalo, unless you are using an older source with less than 64fs PCM (such as the CD-Pro transport).
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Old 9th November 2012, 06:17 PM   #86
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Perhaps the Buffalo-IIISE isn't the right DAC for me. All of my music sources are FLACs ripped from (RedBook) CDs.
What leads you to that conclusion? I'm quite puzzled why you would think that...
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Old 9th November 2012, 06:32 PM   #87
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Perhaps the Buffalo-IIISE isn't the right DAC for me. All of my music sources are FLACs ripped from (RedBook) CDs. Certainly the output filters get better at higher sample rates, but how much will upsampling to 88.2 or 176.4 improve things?
The Buffalo's ES9018 chip has an ASRC built-in, which takes care of re-sampling. That's why you do not need a Metronome.

My main music source (well, the one I listen to most often), is a Squeezebox transcoding FLAC, feeding a Buffalo. The difference is quite noticeable.
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My main music source (well, the one I listen to most often), is a Squeezebox transcoding FLAC, feeding a Buffalo. The difference is quite noticeable.
And the result is stunningly good.
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Old 9th November 2012, 06:56 PM   #89
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If you are just connecting SPDIF sources to the 3SE it sounds like all you need is a source selector.
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I have a SqueezeBox-3 Classic and was planning to use its S/PDIF output into the Buffalo-IIISE to drive a balanced input Pass F5 amplifier.

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The Buffalo's ES9018 chip has an ASRC built-in, which takes care of re-sampling. That's why you do not need a Metronome.

My main music source (well, the one I listen to most often), is a Squeezebox transcoding FLAC, feeding a Buffalo. The difference is quite noticeable.
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