Can Drop create a digital / analog audio input switcher?
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I'm new here.. And I'm loving my Sennheiser HD6XX + Cavalli Liquid Carbon X + Grace SDAC Balanced + iPad Pro + ChromeCast Audio + Denon iPod Dock + Modified iPod 5.5G 256SSD. The thing is... I would love to use a box that can switch between multiple inputs / outputs. Something close to the MASSDROP X AIRIST AUDIO R-2R DAC but with an input selection of at least 2 Optical Toslink, 1 Coaxial, 2 RCA and maybe XLR Balanced? And two or more outputs: RCA and XLR Balanced to stack to a THX AAA or Cavali Liquid Carbon X with the same Drop case to stack them up... What you guys think? Also on the same note... Drop Slot loading CD Player SACD capable with Balanced, RCA and Optical outputs?
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Boboso
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Nov 16, 2019
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A Benchmark Media DAC3 might be of interest to you.
Nov 16, 2019
Toshu
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Nov 8, 2019
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Check out the Topping DX7S or DX7 Pro DAC amp combo. Lots of input and output flexibility plus a great DAC.
Nov 8, 2019
Will
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Nov 6, 2019
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Hey Humfern, thanks for posting this and starting a conversation around your product idea. As stated by others, the appeal for this would be pretty limited for our audience, and you should be able to find some products in the pro space that do what you need. Appreciate you making the post and hope to see more ideas from you in discussions!
Nov 6, 2019
humfern
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Nov 6, 2019
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Well thanks for for the response. Anyways. I’ll be the first in line to buy this if Drop decided to make it.
Nov 6, 2019
NotABot
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Nov 6, 2019
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The potential market for this would be tiny (especially if we're talking XLR) so the probability of Drop getting involved would be minuscule. This is more pro audio gear... maybe have a look around on Sweetwater.
Nov 6, 2019
NotABot
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Nov 6, 2019
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What happens to incoming toslink? If that's supposed to get converted into an RCA out, I'm not sure this is a simple switcher anymore. Edit: Ah, I see someone else already brought this up. Anyways... and odd bit of gear. Anyway, my previous comment about "pro audio" was more that this is the kind of thing that is much more commonly required in the pro audio world, if you want it, there's going to be something that addresses this already.
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Nov 6, 2019
humfern
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Nov 6, 2019
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Agreed, is not a simple switcher. A DAC is needed. Thanks for the response.
Nov 6, 2019
humfern
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Nov 5, 2019
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So... I was playing around with OmniGraflle and came out with this design.. What you guys think of my idea?
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Nov 5, 2019
ElectronicVices
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Oct 29, 2019
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Are you referring to an analog pre-amp with various inputs and multiple outputs? Or like an integrated DAC functionality (See Cambridge Audio and others)?
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Oct 29, 2019
humfern
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Oct 29, 2019
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I guess the equipment will have to convert Toslink optical and Coaxial Digital signals to analog, therefore a DAC is needed. But not as a USB DAC. Just an input selector (Analog/Toslink) with analog output routes to RCA and Balanced XLR.
Oct 29, 2019
Mark_M
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Oct 28, 2019
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I'm still curious about that amp even though I have the THX789. I have the SDAC-B paired with the 789 right now and also have the 6XX and 58X and Focal Elex.
Oct 28, 2019
humfern
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Oct 30, 2019
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I just saw today an excellent review by Joshua Valour about my AMP compared to the THX789 https://youtu.be/sYuh8m4F_GA
Oct 30, 2019
Mark_M
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Nov 1, 2019
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Yes I saw that video. Seems to me that the LCX is a good amp but is still outdone by the THX789.
Nov 1, 2019
RayF
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Oct 26, 2019
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Nice shoot'n!
Oct 26, 2019