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Have Bluesound made a mistake chosing Toslink?


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I'm confused..

 

I thought Toshiba had stopped making 24/192 Toslink connectors

 

see this statement from my favourite DAC manufacturer (Benckmark) on their toslink input.. I quote:

 

"*Note: Effective with all orders shipped after 2/1/12, the optical input connectors (Toslink) of all Benchmark DACs will be limited to 24/96. In the past, the optical receivers would accept up to 24/192. However, Toshiba, maker of the Toslink connector, no longer will manufacture a connector with this capability. There are no other suppliers."

 

The whole purpose of Bluesound is to up the ante on Sonos and provide 24/192 capability, but it seems by chosing Toslink over Coax are they limiting the Bluesound Nodes compatibility with modern 24/192 DAC's??

 

Have the Bluesound audioengineers stuffed up here and chosen the wrong output?

 

Thoughts?

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