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Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
@lordmelton From their mainpage, click on the "Audiophile" menu and they are listed towards the bottom of the dropdown. I agree on I2s output, seems like that is an emerging interface with a lot of potential.  It'd sure be nice if all this was mo... 
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
Yeah that's the one I have, got an excellent open box deal online for $170. Yet when I got it, the box was still sealed. It's a hefty little beast and I also assumed the Aurender sound quality when I purchased. I was originally thinking of trying... 
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
@sns  I've been very clear that I don't think Toslink is or should be the end all digital connection. What I am asserting is: Optical has at least the potential of avoiding 100% EMI/RFI, ground loops, magnetic and any other forms of interferenc... 
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
@koestner  I talked to DH Labs and they said as far as USB cables go it doesn't matter, they recommend keeping them short as possible.  I've got a .5M Wireworld Supernova 7 Toslink coming in tomorrow to try out. I just like the idea of the stran... 
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
@antigrunge2 Not being argumentative, strictly out of curiosity, but why do you think a well implemented USB setup is superior....higher bandwidth potential? I thought the same thing until recently too, but I can't ignore the results I'm getting ... 
Should I upgrade from a Mac Mini to a dedicated server or should I upgrade my dac?
@verdantaudio Interesting, I've never heard of such issues. I'm in IT and I've got lots of Mac endpoints out there. First option should be static IP addresses, next...dhcp reservations. It's unfortunate that Apple ditched the SP/DIF optical outpu... 
McIntosh LB200?
I just ordered two so I could run them mono. Better light separation.   
Internet Radio on Audiophile Quality 2 Channel System
For critical listening, never. For casual background music, all day...every day.  Also very useful in building playlists, keep the station's website open so you can identify a song that you like. Then add it to a playlist from your streaming serv... 
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
Well I wouldn't say it's evil, just that there may be advantages to other connections in some systems, and a necessity in others. The Bermuda Triangle weirdness I mentioned earlier was a MacBook Pro running wireless and on battery that made a horr... 
Which DACs are known to be sweet/rich/relaxed?
+1 @chayro  I used to think an awesome stereo would make everything sound...awesome. Wasn't the case for me, sometimes the music just isn't that good and no amount of lipstick is going to change that pig.  How are you connecting the Roon to your... 
Ditch your USB cable for Toslink? Might surprise you!
@lordmelton Thanks for the link, I think I'd stumbled on their converters during my research of this. While my Chord dac doesn't support I2s directly, here is a quote from Rob Watts himself. As ALWAYS, the devil is in the details, and the manufact... 
What USB cable to get?
@ghdprentice  I appreciate you sharing your insights. I too am a long time IT guy, and the last thing I want to do at the end of the day is mess around with my home network which I'm confident is pretty strong. I do however enjoy playing around w... 
What USB cable to get?
@ghdprentice  I think we have similar setups: Wifi router > wireless bridge > Aurender. But you have an ethernet regenerator in place before the Aurender? I was assuming that the conversion (regeneration) to wifi would be adequate. I'll als... 
What USB cable to get?
calvinandhobbes, have had the same Pangea for years now and just received a DH Labs Mirage USB cable. Didn't really know what to expect with a digital cable upgrade (just ones and zeros and all that). The difference is startling and it does make t... 
McIntosh Group purchased by PE firm
I saw the notice earlier, I hope the company fairs well. Lot's of polarizing opinions on here about their equipment. Regardless, it's an American company and I wish them well.  Happy Father's Day to all the dads! Tim