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Question: Is it possible to use a USB to S/PDIF converter like Halide Bridge to link a DAC to my computer in the reverse direction?

 

Rather than output music from my computer to my stereo, I want to do the opposite: input the digital output from a DAC to a laptop USB port so I can capture it as a FLAC using Audacity.

 

I don't have a bridge or I would try it.

 

 

 

Any advice based on experience is appreciated.

 

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You can't use a HiFace in reverse.

 

A lot of audio interfaces do have SPDIF input: check our M-Audio; RME; EMu and ESi for lower priced devices. The EMu 0404 USB 2.0 would be a good starting place to look.

 

Eloise

 

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

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And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

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