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New transport/streamer with i2s output

Discussion in 'audio' started by Mat C, Jan 10, 2022.

  1. Mat C

    Mat C Active Member

    I have been long waiting for a streamer or transport with i2s output (get rid of USB which needs tons of accessories to help improving its SQ), and this small one looks attractive supports lot of streaming platforms..

    Wonder why the manufacturers still cannot standardize i2s....each has own choice of connection (rj45 or HDMI) and pin assignment, which makes the development much slower than USB.

    https://nuprimeaudio.com/product/omnia-stream-mini/?v=79cba1185463
     
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  2. Neil P

    Neil P pfm Member

    PS Audio have their AirLens out soon
     
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  3. Donivey

    Donivey Well-Known Member

    Any RPi with Pi2AES board will put out an I2S signal on hdmi cable. I run two with MoOde installed as the OS, and am very happy with the sound quality into a PS Audio DSJr. I'd be interested in trying a Denafrips Pontus at some point.
     
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  4. yespsb

    yespsb pfm Member

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  5. Fergus

    Fergus pfm Member

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  6. Mat C

    Mat C Active Member

    I now use a Allo DigiOne on pi and would like to try Pi2AES ... however my new Aqua DAC i2s input uses RJ45 not HDMI....
     
  7. Fergus

    Fergus pfm Member

    As luck would have it I also use the Aqua La Scala and all it took to match it with the Metrum was a £12 “rollover” cable.
     
  8. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Manufacturer and Distributor

    Novafidelity products have i2S outputs.
     
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    Fergus pfm Member

  10. Mat C

    Mat C Active Member

    Thanks for sharing, mine is Aqua La Voce S2, so I guess it works with Metrum Ambre i2s too. I also found a post the guy connects to Sonner Hermes (brother of Ambre) and attached a pin-2-pin connection diagram. However, either price is a bit too high to me as their core is not much more than a Pi.. I think I will give Pi2AES a try, which has high C/P.

    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/aqua-la-voce-s2-dac.729303/page-2
     
  11. Mat C

    Mat C Active Member

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    Hi, any suggestion on which pins on Pi2AES to Aqua LRCK, SLCLK, DATA? Thanks.

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  12. Donivey

    Donivey Well-Known Member

    Google “Dummies guide to the Pi2aes” and it will take you to a thread where you can probably get the info you’re looking for. The maker of the product frequents this thread.
     
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    Fergus pfm Member

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