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    USB to AES or SPDIF converter that passes native rate fed to it

    I use Roon and HQ Player feeding a MicroRendu as one of my front ends. That provides a great user interface and a high quality USB output signal.

    I need to feed a device that has AES and spdif inputs. Is there a high quality USB to AES or SPDIF converter that passes the sample rate it's fed? I've got a nice Empirical Audio USB device, but it caps out at 192k PCM. I also looked at the Mutec 3+ but it appears to only output at a pre-selected PCM rate.
    Preamps: ADA Reference (multichannel); VTL 7.5 II (two channel)
    Digital: MSB Transport+ Platinum V DAC. Core Audio + MicroRendu streaming; Roon+HQP+FabFilter/Acourate; Trinnov (multichannel)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brucemck2 View Post
    I need to feed a device that has AES and spdif inputs. I also looked at the Mutec 3+ but it appears to only output at a pre-selected PCM rate.
    Mutec 3+ USB will output at the PCM rate you feed into it. It automatically detects and re-clocks the signal to the input rate, up to 192K. It does not do rate conversions. It will also convert DSD input to PCM, that output will be at a selected rate.
    -Paul

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    Pkane, thanks! I didn't see that in a cursory read of the owner's manual
    Preamps: ADA Reference (multichannel); VTL 7.5 II (two channel)
    Digital: MSB Transport+ Platinum V DAC. Core Audio + MicroRendu streaming; Roon+HQP+FabFilter/Acourate; Trinnov (multichannel)
    Speakers: PRO Audio Technology 2115sm across fronts; 4x 18" PRO subs; 11.4 overall
    Room: Design by Dennis Erskine and Keith Yates. Extensive use of RPG custom bass traps
    Power: Richard Gray 20A UPS and isolation transformer. Triton/Typhon and Sound Application. Shunyata Sigma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brucemck2 View Post
    Pkane, thanks! I didn't see that in a cursory read of the owner's manual
    For another USB to SPDIF/AES/EBU device you may want to consider Singxer SU-1. Very well made, works up to 384K PCM and up to quad DSD when used with a DAC that supports it.

    SU-1 also just passes the input rate to the output, but unlike Mutec, it does not convert from DSD to PCM. This unit is tweaked by many (to add a linear power supply, to improve voltage regulators, replace capacitors, etc.), but works well in the stock configuration.
    -Paul

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