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In Reply to: RE: HiFi Berry can also output I2S posted by Bas Horneman on March 17, 2017 at 08:14:09
one is HDMI the other RJ45.
Guessing the the I2S on the HiFi Berry card feeds the S/PDIF converter?
How did you make the direct connection?
THAT would be great for me as my DACs (Audio-GD Master 7 and Master 11) are reported to sound best with a direct I2S input.
The HiFiBerry gets I2S directly from the GPIO pins of the RPi and converts it to SPDIF. The board also has pin outs to make a I2S connection as well as pin outs for BNC.
I have one that I soldered a BNC out too and will be soldering a I2S out of the other once I get the parts from Audiogd.
Is your Audio-GD DAC RJ-45 or HDMI?
My first interest is to use the HiFi Berry with the Master 11 which I mostly use downstairs from the listening room with headphone. Ethernet outlet is a few feet away so I wouldn't need a laptop to stream music. From what I understand the LMS user community has a share-ware plugin for streaming both TIDAL and QOBUZ.
I've also been led to understand that the I2S input is the preferred input to the Audio-GD DACs but I have not gone that route as it means converting the USB output of a laptop computer through an additional 'third box' which seems to defeat the purpose of a direct I2S connection.
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