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USB to AES/EBU converter

bjelicas, modified 7 Years ago.

USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 1/1/15 Recent Posts
Question to Genelec:

Why don't you make USB to AES/EBU converter and spare us frustration?

At least provide an official recommendation that is tested and will not impact (negatively) SQ.

Regards
ilkka-rissanen, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi,

I am not aware of that kind of device from any manufacturer. Genelec's core business are active monitor speakers and subwoofers. This sort of additional devices are mostly produced in China.

There is an USB to S/PDIF (coax) converter available but we haven't tested it: http://www.m2tech.biz/commerce/?mod=pro ... duct_id=46
joerggermany, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Padawan Posts: 36 Join Date: 12/23/13 Recent Posts
http://www.mutec-net.com/product_mc-12.php

Very good Products.

Gruss Joerg
anttil, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 13 Join Date: 9/4/13 Recent Posts
Couple alternatives
- From China: Yulong U18 (sells around $175 or 150€ on ebay)
- From USA: Empirical Audio Off-Ramp
- From Germany: Yellowtec PUC2

These all have sample rate up to 24/192, while Mutec MC-1.2 seems to support also 32 bit sampling resolution - wonder if that makes much difference?
bourne, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Padawan Posts: 74 Join Date: 2/26/14 Recent Posts
Do you mean an USB to AES/EBU link to connect to your PC/MAC?
Maybe this thread will be useful:http://www.community.genelec.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1585
digipete, modified 7 Years ago.

USB to AES/EBU converters

Padawan Posts: 99 Join Date: 6/18/11 Recent Posts
Check my thread on computeraudiophile.com for multiple options:

Building a 8260A system to support both 16/44 and 24/192 playback
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/group ... message346
bjelicas, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 1/1/15 Recent Posts
Hi,

I am not aware of that kind of device from any manufacturer. Genelec's core business are active monitor speakers and subwoofers. This sort of additional devices are mostly produced in China.

There is an USB to S/PDIF (coax) converter available but we haven't tested it: http://www.m2tech.biz/commerce/?mod=pro ... duct_id=46



Here is an idea Ilkka:

Add AES/EBU output (and format conversion) to GLM box and be done with it. That would transform Genelec from components provider to solutions provider.
bjelicas, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 1/1/15 Recent Posts
http://www.mutec-net.com/product_mc-12.php

Very good Products.

Gruss Joerg


Thanks Gruss. I found your reference to Mutec in another thread. However, I was not able to find any reviews online.
Would you know if its 32 bit capability makes any difference (8250 being 24/192), like upsampling?
bjelicas, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 1/1/15 Recent Posts
Couple alternatives
- From China: Yulong U18 (sells around $175 or 150€ on ebay)
- From USA: Empirical Audio Off-Ramp
- From Germany: Yellowtec PUC2

These all have sample rate up to 24/192, while Mutec MC-1.2 seems to support also 32 bit sampling resolution - wonder if that makes much difference?


I had read through many posts here and elsewhere, DigiPete's included, however I don't have ability nor time to test various suggestions and was hoping Genelec would have a recommendation that is "tried, tested and true". That is so basic requirement and yet Genelec fails to fathom it. ... I'm not the only one.
bjelicas, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 1/1/15 Recent Posts
Can somebody please confirm:
If using interfaces having one 24/192 AES/EBU out (like Mutec MC1.2, Yellowtec, Weiss ) do you get 24/192 kHz in both speakers (when daisy chain) or just 24/96 kHz?

Is it true that 8250 is capable of max 2x96 kHz with one cable so to get 192 kHz in each speaker (stereo) you would need interface with 2 AES/EBU outs?

Thanks
ilkka-rissanen, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Can somebody please confirm:
If using interfaces having one 24/192 AES/EBU out (like Mutec MC1.2, Yellowtec, Weiss ) do you get 24/192 kHz in both speakers (when daisy chain) or just 24/96 kHz?

Is it true that 8250 is capable of max 2x96 kHz with one cable so to get 192 kHz in each speaker (stereo) you would need interface with 2 AES/EBU outs?

Thanks

Hi,

24 bit/192 kHz works perfectly either in single or dual-wire mode.
bjelicas, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 1/1/15 Recent Posts
Thank you Ilkka for your prompt response.
lengcm, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 2/25/12 Recent Posts
http://www.mutec-net.com/product_mc-12.php

Very good Products.

Gruss Joerg


Just received the mutec 1.2. Still trying to get it to work through the 8260.
One note about the Mutec, it only received USB and converts to AES, SPDIF, TOSLINK.
mutec-marketing, modified 7 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 3/23/15 Recent Posts

Just received the mutec 1.2. Still trying to get it to work through the 8260.
One note about the Mutec, it only received USB and converts to AES, SPDIF, TOSLINK.


Hi lengcm,

The MUTEC MC-1.2 should be a great choice to drive your Genelec 8260s. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail or PM if you need any assistance setting it up.

FYI, the MC-1.2 converts USB to AES and S/P-DIF and back, i.e. bidirectionally and simultaneously.

Best regards,
Julian
mutec-marketing, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 3/23/15 Recent Posts
Hi all,
MUTEC has just added another great solution for highest fidelity USB to AES/EBU conversion: On November 20th, we'll starting shipping the MC-3+ Smart Clock USB, which uniquely combines an audiophile USB interface with an audio re-clocker in perfection! Particularly designed for the demands of high-end consumer audio, the device expands a new sonic universe with increased musicality, clarity, and precision.

So in comparison to the MC-1.2, the MC-3+USB offers our improved, next-generation REVIVE re-clocking and 1G-Clock technology. The bi-directional, asynchronous interface acts as a USB isolator that galvanically isolates the re-clocking circuit from noise interference caused by music servers and audio computers. In combination with the subsequent re-clocking process these measures yield a significant improvement in the audio quality of connected digital audio devices. As a result, the audio playback will be rendered with increased depth and width, more precise imaging, and with a more musical representation of the recorded space in all dimensions. Stock consumer audio devices, laptops, and audio computers can now achieve a new level of perfection that was previously only obtainable at a premium cost or by means of luxury cables.

There also is very first review of the device translated from the German audiophile online platform LowBeats, which you will find here!
sound-phobia, modified 6 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 13 Join Date: 9/16/15 Recent Posts
Thank you mutec for this amazing usb interface! It can be a game changer.
mutec-marketing, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 3/23/15 Recent Posts
Thank you mutec for this amazing usb interface! It can be a game changer.


You're welcome ;-)
mutec-marketing, modified 5 Years ago.

Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 6 Join Date: 3/23/15 Recent Posts
Hi all,

Just to give you an update on MUTEC's MC-3+USB that's been mentioned quite a bit in this thread: back in July we already released the new firmware V1.10 for Windows system and we have now followed up with a Mac utility app. It's a convenient and simple way to update any MC-3+USB at home. Why is this interesting? Because the new firmware not only introduce several functional improvements, it also presents a significant step-up for the already exceptional sound performance of the MC-3+USB:

Here's what's new:
-> Painstakingly optimized re-clocking algorithms. Improving the already exceptional sound quality to achieve even more clarity, resolution, and presence.
-> PCM/DSD auto-detection. Enjoy music via USB up to 192 kHz PCM and DSD/DoP streams (up to DSD256 and DoP128 respectively) without the need for manual switching.
-> Bugfixes and functional improvements
-> Update available for Windows PCs and Apple Macs


We believe this will make the device even more attractive for all of you wanting to achieve the best possible USB to digital conversion!

Find out more here: https://mutec-net.com/artikel.php?id=1480949958
nschofie, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 8/12/17 Recent Posts

another satisfied Mutec USB customer here.

Currently feeding a nuforce DAC and Genelec 8020s, and OMG the difference is amazing.

Can't wait for it to be feeding some 8341s, (come on HHB, get them in already).

In the mean time, my means of feeding these future buys, are serving up a great improvement.

bwv656, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 9 Join Date: 9/9/17 Recent Posts
 

another satisfied Mutec USB customer here.

Currently feeding a nuforce DAC and Genelec 8020s, and OMG the difference is amazing.

Can't wait for it to be feeding some 8341s, (come on HHB, get them in already).

In the mean time, my means of feeding these future buys, are serving up a great improvement.


are you using MC 1.2 or MC3+ ?
 
nschofie, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Re: USB to AES/EBU converter

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 8/12/17 Recent Posts
Mutec 3 + USB