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I am thinking about switching DAC to a R2R with I2S input, and then I would like to use I2S instead of USB. The DAC I am thinking about is Musician Pegasus which has I2S as a HDMI (LVDS) input. I am also using HQPlayer so the solution has to support NAA.

 

I currently use a tweaked/upgraded microRendu behind an opticalModule (fiber in), and run NAA on the microRendu. An easy way to solve I2S with streaming would be to just buy one of the USB -> I2S converters out there like Matrix SPDIF-2 USB.

https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/digital-interfaces/matrix-x-spdif-2-usb-interface-xmos-u208-32bit-768khz-coaxial-aesebu-i2s-hdmi-lvds-p-11975.html

 

Another option would be to use some quality HATs with an RPi, like the reclocking module with the I2S transport module from Ian Canada:
https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/dac-and-interfaces-for-raspberry-pi/ian-canada-fifopi-q3-ultimate-fifo-reclocker-module-pcm-32bit-768khz-dsd1024-dop-p-14758.html
https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/dac-and-interfaces-for-raspberry-pi/ian-canada-hdmipi-transmitter-i2s-dsd-dop-to-hdmi-p-13982.html

 

And then upgrade clocks to something good like the ACCUSILICON AS318-B. I use LiFePo4 cells as power (pure cells), 20Ah, so I have power source covered in either case.

 

But which solution will sound best? In principle I like the RPi solution best since it totally gets away from USB, but actual sound quality is of course more important than preferences like that.

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Hello

I asked myself the question also and I left on the Pink Fau I2S solution which connects the DAC Audio GD R8 in version R2R, one is capped in the PCM 192 MHZ but it is that of happiness, the DSD 128 in USB does not reach this spatial listening.

cdt

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On 3/16/2021 at 7:18 PM, MagnusH said:

I am thinking about switching DAC to a R2R with I2S input, and then I would like to use I2S instead of USB. The DAC I am thinking about is Musician Pegasus which has I2S as a HDMI (LVDS) input. I am also using HQPlayer so the solution has to support NAA.

 

I currently use a tweaked/upgraded microRendu behind an opticalModule (fiber in), and run NAA on the microRendu. An easy way to solve I2S with streaming would be to just buy one of the USB -> I2S converters out there like Matrix SPDIF-2 USB.

https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/digital-interfaces/matrix-x-spdif-2-usb-interface-xmos-u208-32bit-768khz-coaxial-aesebu-i2s-hdmi-lvds-p-11975.html

 

Another option would be to use some quality HATs with an RPi, like the reclocking module with the I2S transport module from Ian Canada:
https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/dac-and-interfaces-for-raspberry-pi/ian-canada-fifopi-q3-ultimate-fifo-reclocker-module-pcm-32bit-768khz-dsd1024-dop-p-14758.html
https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/dac-and-interfaces-for-raspberry-pi/ian-canada-hdmipi-transmitter-i2s-dsd-dop-to-hdmi-p-13982.html

 

And then upgrade clocks to something good like the ACCUSILICON AS318-B. I use LiFePo4 cells as power (pure cells), 20Ah, so I have power source covered in either case.

 

But which solution will sound best? In principle I like the RPi solution best since it totally gets away from USB, but actual sound quality is of course more important than preferences like that.

https://community.roonlabs.com/t/not-impressed-by-metrum-ambre-vs-digione/53329

 

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23 hours ago, AudioDoctor said:

Roon and HQPlayer to an Aqua Acoustic Linq is probably the best.

Yes, and a Lampizator DAC, D'Agostino power amps and MBL 101 X-treme speakers. And then you look at the cost and the dream evaporates like mist on a sunny day.

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14 hours ago, MagnusH said:

Yes, and a Lampizator DAC, D'Agostino power amps and MBL 101 X-treme speakers. And then you look at the cost and the dream evaporates like mist on a sunny day.

Are you always this ungrateful? 

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15 hours ago, MagnusH said:

Yes, and a Lampizator DAC, D'Agostino power amps and MBL 101 X-treme speakers. And then you look at the cost and the dream evaporates like mist on a sunny day.

 

Good point, the Pacific DAC probably sounds better too...

 

You did ask for the BEST.

No electron left behind...

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Bonjour un Ambre avec un rpi 4/ gentoo 5.1 avec 1 i-sabre-q2m / k2m / i2s_general avec câble i2s maison (http://forum-hifi.fr/thread-15351.html?highlight=i2s+ambre) et dac qua la voce s3.

 

excusez moi pour le français

rodolphe

Serveur . i7fanless Roon Rock Qobuz Hi-res> Switch  Netgear tweaké Fento c2 mk2 + Meraki alim ncore> Streamer  Ambre Metrum Rpi 4 /i2s> Dac   Aqua La voce S3> Pré Ampli  passif Tortuga ldr3 v2> Ampli  2 blocs Jadis JA 30 Chromés 1984 tubes EL503> Enceintes  Klipschorn 1995 

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