Cable question for ted


#1

I reckon this hybrid HDMI cable won’t work with I2s transfer, because the DS doesn’t provide 5V to the integrated FO receiver?

http://www.kramerelectronics.com/products/model.asp?pid=787

(I guess we can’t be sure about the source end either).


#2

The DS (and I think most PS Audio products) provide up to 100mA on the 5V line. I don’t know for sure, but the Kramer cables manual says that you can also use an external power source.


#3

Thanks, Ted.

I don’t see how an external source would work with only one HDMI connector in each end of the cable when connected to their corresponding I2s ports.


#4

I suspect that like the Corning 3.Optical USB cable, they have coper wire for some signals and optical connections for data. Also since they are building their own cables they can having any extra connections they need.