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USB to S/PDIF
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Hi all,

 

Are there any decent cheap USB to S/PDIF convertors that can cope with 24 bit 96 kHz.

My MacBook Air doesn't have an optical output and my Pro has been locked down by work so I can't use Audirvana etc

 

James

 

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RE: USB to S/PDIF

Musical Fidelity do a vlink2 that does exactly what you want.  You should be able to pick up a 2nd hand one for about £60.  They also do on that handles 24 192 - but that is a lot more expensive

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RE: USB to S/PDIF

What do you determine as cheap?:quest: :?

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RE: USB to S/PDIF

Dirol Yes BronC was thinking the same as me!

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RE: USB to S/PDIF

jcarruthers wrote:

Hi all,

 

Are there any decent cheap USB to S/PDIF convertors that can cope with 24 bit 96 kHz.

My MacBook Air doesn't have an optical output and my Pro has been locked down by work so I can't use Audirvana etc

 

James

 

My M2Tech Hiface 2 is good. About 100 quid I think

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RE: USB to S/PDIF

I use an M-Audio USB Transit. Just 100 USD when it was new. It's discontinued but you might be able to find used ones for really cheap prices. 

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RE: USB to S/PDIF

ngibbs wrote:

jcarruthers wrote:

Hi all,

 

Are there any decent cheap USB to S/PDIF convertors that can cope with 24 bit 96 kHz.

My MacBook Air doesn't have an optical output and my Pro has been locked down by work so I can't use Audirvana etc

 

James

 

My M2Tech Hiface 2 is good. About 100 quid I think

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/computer-based-media/how-tog-get-the-best-sound-from-a-pc

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RE: USB to S/PDIF

The Musical Fidelity sounds good - in fact my old V-DAC is on eBay finishing today.

Amazon have them for £100 so it looks like it'll pay for it.

 

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RE: USB to S/PDIF

Musical Fidelity V-Link II for the price. Though, Stello U3 is the best!

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