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Thread: Lampi Super Komputer tubed S/PDIF Digital OUT

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisnon View Post
    Yes, its been released a month ago. Totally new Power supply scheme (7 PSUs) that took a year to design. Only Linux/Roon supported now, though one is free to use Windows unsupported.
    It's a newer one but not part of a joint Pacific launch? I regard the Pacific launch as much more special and the SK as an expected improvement.
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    Why not strive for better sound than the Eera sound.
    I was 'enamoured/in love' with my Audio Aero, another tube output Dac, but when I heard good digital it blew it away.
    I think there is a tendency to try to emulate an existing sound when you change components, a sort of longing for the familiar.
    Go out on a limb and try something new. It may give you another epiphany 😉
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonzo75 View Post
    It's a newer one but not part of a joint Pacific launch? I regard the Pacific launch as much more special and the SK as an expected improvement.
    Exactly.
    its all about the KILLER Pac.

    the SK CAN BOAST OF USING ZERO off the shelf parts though and almost negligible PSU ripple. Regal power.

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    Barry, the idea of using my Eera w SK is twofold
    1- maintain my digital house sound but open up streaming options
    2- save money not buying a superfluous dac
    Same budget of Eera mod and SK would get me eg an Innuous Zenith streamer and Schiit Yggy or Aqua La Voce dac w Sablon USB and PCs

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    I guess maybe I should rephrase my q.
    Since de facto USB input is superior to SPDIF, but the SK has a superior SPDIF than most, tubed I believe, is it indeed a compromise in 2017 to use a statement server like the SK and restrict its use to SPDIF over USB, purely in order to utilise a cdp dac section that I'm absolutely mad about, but can only be used via SPDIF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    I guess maybe I should rephrase my q.
    Since de facto USB input is superior to SPDIF, but the SK has a superior SPDIF than most, tubed I believe, is it indeed a compromise in 2017 to use a statement server like the SK and restrict its use to SPDIF over USB, purely in order to utilise a cdp dac section that I'm absolutely mad about, but can only be used via SPDIF?
    No, I get what you are trying to do...plus you have other outputs on the SK, to add a bit of future-proofing as well.

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    Wisnon, as someone who knows Lampi inside out, incl the SK, how do you rate using the tubed SPDIF OUT as opposed to the more standard USB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    Wisnon, as someone who knows Lampi inside out, incl the SK, how do you rate using the tubed SPDIF OUT as opposed to the more standard USB?
    I actually dont know that SK and even the older transport personally. I may have heard the Transport at a show, BUT many pals have given me feedback and I toyed with tubing the output of a Universal player I had where I tapped the audio out resistor of relevant audio chip and ran it straight to spdif out, bypassing the messy PCB. I have seen the oscilloscope readings showing the squared up digital signal on the old Lampi DIY blog.

    The Tubed Spdif is way better than normal SPDIFs on Lampi and so I get what you are trying to do. The new SK has SEVEN separate PSU with superb bespoke parts in there and many tricks...it is no joke. My pal builds his own great servers but told me that after chatting with Lukasz he concedes the SK is on another level conceptually.

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