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Re: Squeezebox died????
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2018, 02:40:56 PM »
Have another possible solution. Duet is not available.

It’s not wireless but that’s ok. Run a 30 foot usb A to usb micro out of my laptop to my Grace m902. Run Winamp or whatever. Tunes fed from my PC to my stereo, same way the Squeezebox did.

Is 30 feet to long a run for data?

Only issue if you care is that the m902 I believe is limited to 16/44.1 on the USB. I have one and im pretty sure that is accurate.


I don’t see that in the manual. Can you point me to it?

Sorry 16/44.1 and 48

 (USB input supports 16 bit/44.1 and 48k only)

http://www.gracedesign.com/products/m902/m902.htm

click on the features link

Well that sucks. Most of my flac files are 24/48. I guess I have to figure out how to get a coax or opti out of an older dell laptop that doesn’t have them. I used to have a Dell all in one that had an opti out. Came in handy.

Also heard some folks use a USB to coax adapter? What’s available? This:

https://www.amazon.com/Signstek-Coaxial-Converter-Convert-Analogue/dp/B00FEDHHKE?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1

Maybe I should start a new thread?  :shrug:
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Re: Squeezebox died????
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2018, 10:34:24 AM »
Have another possible solution. Duet is not available.

It’s not wireless but that’s ok. Run a 30 foot usb A to usb micro out of my laptop to my Grace m902. Run Winamp or whatever. Tunes fed from my PC to my stereo, same way the Squeezebox did.

Is 30 feet to long a run for data?

Only issue if you care is that the m902 I believe is limited to 16/44.1 on the USB. I have one and im pretty sure that is accurate.


I don’t see that in the manual. Can you point me to it?

Sorry 16/44.1 and 48

 (USB input supports 16 bit/44.1 and 48k only)

http://www.gracedesign.com/products/m902/m902.htm

click on the features link

Well that sucks. Most of my flac files are 24/48. I guess I have to figure out how to get a coax or opti out of an older dell laptop that doesn’t have them. I used to have a Dell all in one that had an opti out. Came in handy.

Also heard some folks use a USB to coax adapter? What’s available? This:

https://www.amazon.com/Signstek-Coaxial-Converter-Convert-Analogue/dp/B00FEDHHKE?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1

Maybe I should start a new thread?  :shrug:

most of the playback apps will dither on the fly so you will get music, but if you want the full bit depth then ya.
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Re: Squeezebox died????
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2018, 12:27:01 PM »
Found a few usb to spdif converters. I’m guessing stay away from the 25 dollar units? I found a Schiit, ifi and something called a Gustard. The ifi is a little pricey at 265. The Schiit and gustard are around 100 used.
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Re: Squeezebox died????
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2018, 12:33:55 PM »
Found a few usb to spdif converters. I’m guessing stay away from the 25 dollar units? I found a Schiit, ifi and something called a Gustard. The ifi is a little pricey at 265. The Schiit and gustard are around 100.
Grace SDAC is also an option I guess

Laptop USB to SDAC > RCA to stereo. SDAC is 24/96

I just picked one up a few weeks ago and it works like a charm.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-grace-design-standard-dac?utm_source=shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=1567206129&utm_term=58755642945&utm_content=295407221212&utm_keyword=&utm_placement=pla-520538295302&utm_network=g:c::1o2&utm_device=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-r7WhdP83gIVmksNCh1EqgrCEAQYAiABEgKWAvD_BwE

I run mine Intel NUC > SDAC > ADCOM
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Re: Squeezebox died????
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2018, 04:57:48 PM »
This one looks good:

https://m.shenzhenaudio.com/gustard-u12-32bit-384khz-xmos-usb-digital-audio-interface.html#comment_html

What I like about it is all the outputs. My 902 currently only has the AES input free.


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Re: Squeezebox died????
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2018, 08:06:51 PM »
Heard back from Grace. This is what they recommend:

https://lnx.m2tech.biz/products/pens/hiface-two/

On eBay or amazon for 170.

« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 09:48:00 PM by ts »

 

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