I2S on Directstream DAC


#1

Hello

I have a Auralic Aries connected to my Directstream DAC using USB and it sounds excellent. I have read that the I2S input on the DAC sounds the best but the Auralic has no I2S output. I was thinking of getting a Singer SU-1 or Matrix X-SPDIF 2 to convert the USB to I2S.

Would there be any advantage of doing this in regards to sound quality or are you better getting a streamer or transport with native I2S output?

Anyone got any ideas!

Thanks.


#2

Both the Singer SU-1 and Matrix X-SPDIF have been discussed. Try the search function. You may find the information you seek.


#3

Another option is Sonore UltraDigital. Purchased mine from Small Green Computer. Splits USB to I2s and SPDIF RCA. Converting Sonore Microrendu USB to I2s for my DSJr.

http://www.sonore.us/ultraDigital.html