Comments on Profile Post by landroni

  1. Cspirou
    It's funny how they used to have an optical only Modi and now they have a coax only device
    Jul 17, 2017
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  2. schiit
    I actually asked him to put it on Eitr, in the middle of the development cycle. After enduring his vitriolic rebuke of all things consumer-grade-digital-optical, I decided not to fight that fight. Plus, we won't get customer service requests wondering why optical doesn't work well (or at all) at 24/192. Plus, for advanced neuroses, getting AES from coax is a transformer dongle away.
    Jul 17, 2017
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  3. Northwest
    Does spdif converted to AES have the same performance as a transport that offers native AES?
    Jul 17, 2017
  4. schiit
    AES is SPDIF. Through a transformer. Via XLR. That is all. There is no magic to AES. If the Eitr had AES output, it would have a different connector. It also wouldn't fit in our standard small chassis. We figured that doubling the price to put it in a bigger chassis to have a different connector that does exactly the same thing was pretty stupid. So we didn't do that.
    Jul 17, 2017
  5. landroni
    So here go my shattered dreams of using a Lifatec cable...
    Jul 17, 2017
  6. zonto
    Do you care more about glass cables or do you care more about sound quality? ;)
    Jul 17, 2017
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  7. Cspirou
    I do think it's weird that optical can barely do 192k when fiber networks are in the GHz range. There's inherent advantages to optical that shouldn't be discounted, but the mechanism used for audio is an inferior implementation for whatever reason.
    Jul 17, 2017
  8. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    I think it was a cheap imitation of what was still an expensive technology. Just look at the connectors, for starters: like shining a torch in a hole?

    But still, was getting good results from it a dozen years ago. Ordinary sample rates, though.
    Jul 18, 2017