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DV79 - S/PDIF - comes from which chip?

Discussion in 'Arcam Owners' Forum' started by AlecF, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. AlecF

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    Hi, I'm thinking of using the DV79 solely as a transport.

    Does anyone know, is the S/PDIF driven by the Zoran or from the Wolfson?
    Is there any way of getting an I2S out of the unit?

    Has anyone used it as a transport? How's the jitter / performance?

    Cheers
     
  2. Nic Rhodes

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    It is a great transort, with low jitter, VERY. Well sorted out design in my book, probably class leading upto £1.5k.

    I am not sure which chip does the SPDIF output in the 79, is it important? Do you need it for a DAC input?

    I2S is notruously difficult to get out of anything but there is some capability to hack into the 79 main boards but it is well optimised already. I wouldn't.
     
  3. AlecF

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    Thanks, Nick, yes, I was going to run with a DAC.

    It could be important which drives the S/PDIF; especially as I've read some DVD players resample in DSP before sending to the digital output :eek:

    I presume the Arcam wouldn't do that, but perhaps John Dawson could clarify there.
     

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