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RE: Samsung S7 to Onkyo 9010 Amp Connection Upgrade?

" Also thinking about opting for the HD format on Amazon. What do ya'll think?"

The link I have posted gives a a fair report of the Amazon HD situation currently. As per the author of the piece linked I too would think Qobuz ( with its dedicated Android app) a superior option. I run it on my own S7.

I note that various inmates have suggested USB to other format converters. However the S7 is not a recent Sammy so you may need to go to Developer Options in settings to set the ability to activate the USB port for this purpose (as well as use the OTG cable without which it will not work, NB : the micro USB to USB A female converter that comes with the phone will not work as you need one of the USB pins connected that only the OTG cable has). However a recent update to the S7 seems to have removed Developer Options!

I would not use the 3.5mm jack as that means that you are using the S7's internal DAC (not great) into an analogue input on the amp when you have that Wolfson DAC in your amp. So you still need the OTG cable to connect with the phone. This will terminate in a USB A female socket. You then need to somehow convert that USB to coax to mate with the amp. Unfortunately all of the converters that I have seen have a USB B ( female) input! So somehow you therefore also need to find a USB A female to USB B male converter. They are are all out there!

This would all be a straightforward proposition if you had a DAC with a USB input. But there it is.

"We need less, but better" - Dieter Rams

Edits: 10/21/20 10/21/20 10/21/20

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