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Audirvana for Mac: Direct USB vs. Streaming

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Has someone compared SQ of direct USB output from MBP/Audirvana to DAC vs. streaming to a device like Ultrarendu or USBridge with the same DAC and same USB cable ?

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Matt

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Yes.  A good Ethernet Renderer like a Rendu easily sounds way better than direct USB connection of a (for example) MacBook Pro to a DAC.  This performance advantage will depend on the performance of the Renderer though, not all Renderers are created equal! 


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It depends on the quality of the USB implementation in the DAC.


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1 hour ago, barrows said:

Yes.  A good Ethernet Renderer like a Rendu easily sounds way better than direct USB connection of a (for example) MacBook Pro to a DAC.  This performance advantage will depend on the performance of the Renderer though, not all Renderers are created equal! 

 

Thank you,

how can I be sure that a certain USB-DAC which works with a MBP works with an Ultrarendu as well ?

 

Matt

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