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    Connect Laptop to Transporter to utilise it`s lovely DAC

    Hi all, bit of advice if you can please..

    I am planning for the eventual demise of Spotify on squeezebox, so I`m looking to connect my laptop to the DAC in my Transporter as a contingency.

    I`m looking at one of these. Anyone got any thoughts or alternative suggestions?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Musiland-03...MHRJFP4X56QSQ3


    Cheers!

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    The HiFace units seem to get good reviews:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/M2Tech-HiFa...dp/B0081Z8YBI/

    I've seen versions with either RCA or BNC output.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoob101 View Post
    Hi all, bit of advice if you can please..

    I am planning for the eventual demise of Spotify on squeezebox, so I`m looking to connect my laptop to the DAC in my Transporter as a contingency.

    I`m looking at one of these. Anyone got any thoughts or alternative suggestions?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Musiland-03...MHRJFP4X56QSQ3


    Cheers!

    what is the max file resolution you intend to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    what is the max file resolution you intend to use?
    I only intend to use it for Spotify Premium and also for audio from youtube - so I guess 44khz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoob101 View Post
    I only intend to use it for Spotify Premium and also for audio from youtube - so I guess 44khz?


    Raspberry pi3 with HiFiBerry Digi Plus running LMS on Raspbian Jessie-lite with Squeezelite (or piCorePlayer)

    If your in the UK, about ú60 (some uk retailers supply the digi+ I believe)

    Ronnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    Raspberry pi3 with HiFiBerry Digi Plus running LMS on Raspbian Jessie-lite with Squeezelite (or piCorePlayer)

    If your in the UK, about ú60 (some uk retailers supply the digi+ I believe)

    Ronnie
    looks great if I ever get into raspberry pi based players, but not for now. ATM I`m only interested in connecting my laptop.

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    ahh, ok then the world is your oyster, fill your boots as almost anyone with a shed makes a SPDIF. Don't spen too much, if your using windows check for a driver, almost any xmos chip based one should be good.

    M2tech mentioned already, the one you linked to, lots of choice here

    http://www.diyinhk.com/shop/


    Ronnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    ahh, ok then the world is your oyster, fill your boots as almost anyone with a shed makes a SPDIF. Don't spen too much, if your using windows check for a driver, almost any xmos chip based one should be good.

    M2tech mentioned already, the one you linked to, lots of choice here

    http://www.diyinhk.com/shop/


    Ronnie

    If all you are after is 16/44.1 then a Behringer UAC202 is surprisingly good at around ú25. It has an optical out port as well as RCA in/out.

    EDIT. No Windows drivers required. Device is detected as a soundcard.
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    Is this any good?

    Looks cool, and half the price of some of the others. Looks to have an xmos chip.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SMSL-X-USB...-/222141324141


    Thanks very much for all the responses so far, its much appreciated.

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