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^^ You guys are hilarious. and have good taste.

Just wanted to share something I'm presently messing around with- high quality but inexpensive usb to aes / i2s digital sound card. build quality seems top notch and the components in it are well worth the under $200 price. note that for i2s it uses the hdmi format connector, not ethernet type, but that could be adapted if necessary.
https://www.shenzhenaudio.com/gustard-u12-32bit-384khz-xmos-usb-digital-audio-interface.html (good pics of it here including internals)
You can get it directly from amazon too, which is safer and faster for us USA folks.
https://www.amazon.com/GUSTARD-U12-3.../dp/B00PU3R6KY

i just got it and am letting it break in before testing. i have it hooked up to a freshly built Intel-based mini fanless pc, quad core, ssd drive. I will run ASIO sound drivers and put Roon on it. My music files are stored on a large QNAP NAS. Anyway it was hard to pass up for the measly price and if it is less than I'm expecting, amazon has a good return policy...

Note this is not a DAC, it is strictly a USB input to digital output type of device. I have no interest in purchasing an outboard DAC when I'll be getting D3 cards in the near future. I have D2 right now.


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here are some vids - one on the Gustard U12 usb > aes / I2S sound card, and the second one is from XMOS on overview of XMOS USB Audio 2.0 spec




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