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Analog to digital

Post by andrew Ivimey » Fri May 13, 2016 12:35 pm

Locked as I am to the devialet phantoms in one room in Bedford Towers I found no analogue input so a stack of SACDs lay idle. I bought one of those tiny a2d converters from Hongkers on eBay for £7 Inc p&p.

Brilliant - it works at 48kHz I believe so 'better'than CD,not as good as SACD. Ineed it exposes poor recordings on CD a little too obviously (that digital signature perhaps) but so tiny dosh outlay it can also be remarkably good.
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Re: Analog to digital

Post by Mike H » Fri May 13, 2016 12:44 pm

Got a link?
 
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Re: Analog to digital

Post by andrew Ivimey » Fri May 13, 2016 1:22 pm

Moi
?! don't know how... but if you eBay search analog to digital converter you will get pages of digital to analogue converters. Every so often there will be what you are looking for. Silly prices!
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Re: Analog to digital

Post by Mike H » Fri May 13, 2016 1:33 pm

Did that, there's hundreds! :shock: Tried restricting price range to £7, nothing.
 
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Re: Analog to digital

Post by andrew Ivimey » Fri May 13, 2016 2:13 pm

That was then - this is now! Keep looking. :-----)
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Re: Analog to digital

Post by pre65 » Fri May 13, 2016 2:26 pm

I got a USB one which I use with my office system from computer - DAC. :)
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Re: Analog to digital

Post by andrew Ivimey » Fri May 13, 2016 5:09 pm

yeah but that is a DAC - common as muck!
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Re: Analog to digital

Post by pre65 » Fri May 13, 2016 5:14 pm

andrew Ivimey wrote:yeah but that is a DAC - common as muck!
Yeh,but----- ?

The new one in non oversampling mode is phoarrrrrrr. :D
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Re: Analog to digital

Post by Mike H » Fri May 13, 2016 5:55 pm

We is after Analogue to Digital (ADC)

Had a quick look at a couple which are optical output, the rest were DAC's actually
 
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Re: Analog to digital

Post by andrew Ivimey » Fri May 13, 2016 6:04 pm

My ADC is using the optical output. It also has erm, is it called SPDIF, you know digital using a phono like socket.

It was about a month ago and it was tedious sifting through the DACs when I had specifically searched for ADC, but then eBay searches are often like that when one is looking for something relatively obscure.
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Re: Analog to digital

Post by Mike H » Sat May 14, 2016 5:21 pm

OK sure I saw something like that yes. OK then!
 
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