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Strikes me as Thunderbolt, by which I really mean the universal USB 3.1 input. I see Skylake motherboards are now outputting these, how long till we see DACS with them in?

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Thunderbolt and USB are two separate things.

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Yes, but with USB-C they are cross compatible. I suppose I should have said USB-C instead

Benchmark HGC DAC2 / Ncore NC400 / Anthony Gallo Strada 2 / Anthony Gallo TR-3D Sub / Van Damme 6mm Speaker Cable

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I rather see the ultimate DAC input board where it doesn't matter whether you use coax, USB or Bluetooth. If the digital signal gets in without losses (i.e. all samples arrive bitperfect, even with jitter), then the DAC input board should be able to regenerate the signal. :)

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Makes very good sense.

 

I rather see the ultimate DAC input board where it doesn't matter whether you use coax, USB or Bluetooth. If the digital signal gets in without losses (i.e. all samples arrive bitperfect, even with jitter), then the DAC input board should be able to regenerate the signal. :)

Source:

*Aurender N100 (no internal disk : LAN optically isolated via FMC with *LPS) > DIY 5cm USB link (5v rail removed / ground lift switch - split for *LPS) > Intona Industrial (injected *LPS / internally shielded with copper tape) > DIY 5cm USB link (5v rail removed / ground lift switch) > W4S Recovery (*LPS) > DIY 2cm USB adaptor (5v rail removed / ground lift switch) > *Auralic VEGA (EXACT : balanced)

 

Control:

*Jeff Rowland CAPRI S2 (balanced)

 

Playback:

2 x Revel B15a subs (balanced) > ATC SCM 50 ASL (balanced - 80Hz HPF from subs)

 

Misc:

*Via Power Inspired AG1500 AC Regenerator

LPS: 3 x Swagman Lab Audiophile Signature Edition (W4S, Intona & FMC)

Storage: QNAP TS-253Pro 2x 3Tb, 8Gb RAM

Cables: DIY heavy gauge solid silver (balanced)

Mains: dedicated distribution board with 5 x 2 socket ring mains, all mains cables: Mark Grant Black Series DSP 2.5 Dual Screen

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