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Can I utilize the SPDIF BNC input on my CDP?


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Hi,

 

I'm new here. Great site.

 

Been wondering for ages. I have an Audiolab 8000 cdp which has a BNC input. Can I connect my imac to this via USB to use the cdp's DAC?

 

Intel iMac C2D, iTunes>ALAC>Airport Express, Audiolab 8000CD player, Audiolab 8000S amp, Dynaudio Audience 42 speakers, Chord Rumour speaker cable, Mark Grant Interconnects, Grado SR80\'s, Sennheiser PX100\'s, 5G iPod

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As opposed to an external DAC in the £150 to £200 range? Such as the V-DAC

 

 

Edit: Hmmm, perhaps not, they're kinda pricey.

 

Would the M-Audio Transit do the job?

 

Intel iMac C2D, iTunes>ALAC>Airport Express, Audiolab 8000CD player, Audiolab 8000S amp, Dynaudio Audience 42 speakers, Chord Rumour speaker cable, Mark Grant Interconnects, Grado SR80\'s, Sennheiser PX100\'s, 5G iPod

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I'm now wondering whether that BNC connector is indeed input or output? Does anybody know?

 

Intel iMac C2D, iTunes>ALAC>Airport Express, Audiolab 8000CD player, Audiolab 8000S amp, Dynaudio Audience 42 speakers, Chord Rumour speaker cable, Mark Grant Interconnects, Grado SR80\'s, Sennheiser PX100\'s, 5G iPod

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Hi!

 

AFAIK, this BNC port is a digital OUTPUT.

 

Cheers

Harald

 

Esoterc SA-60 / Foobar2000 -> Mytek Stereo 192 DSD / Audio-GD NFB 28.38 -> MEG RL922K / AKG K500 / AKG K1000  / Audioquest Nighthawk / OPPO PM-2 / Sennheiser HD800 / Sennheiser Surrounder / Sony MA900 / STAX SR-303+SRM-323II

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Yes, I think you're right Harald.

 

For using with the 8000DAC I guess.

 

Oh well. In that case I'm in the (ferociously competitive) budget DAC market.

 

Intel iMac C2D, iTunes>ALAC>Airport Express, Audiolab 8000CD player, Audiolab 8000S amp, Dynaudio Audience 42 speakers, Chord Rumour speaker cable, Mark Grant Interconnects, Grado SR80\'s, Sennheiser PX100\'s, 5G iPod

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