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I would like to transmit 24/192 audio files from my Mac Mini to a DAC that accepts either SPDIF or Coax for this data format. I am looking for the cheapest available mechanism with good quality. Is there a way to use Firewire out of the Mac and convert it to SPDIF or Coax to feed the DAC?




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Dave. I'm using the M-Audio Profire 610 ($350)

Uses same Dice II chip as Weiss (tho topology likely is not as good). But sounds very good.




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then you should consider the M2Tech HiFace 24/192 USB to SPDIF converter that is excellent and only costs $150.


If by chance you are using an external hard drive with a USB connection you should probably purchase an eSATA or Firewire interface or new enclosure case for that drive. Either of these should cost less than $25-50 and the data transfer speed will be significantly faster than any USB interface.


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