Originally Posted by RichB
A friend of mine uses a Oppo 105 directly connected to an A21. I made him a USB to trigger cable and connected it to USB2. This works well. You can sacrifice two cables or buy the parts at Parts-Express. Only the power and ground are required the data lines are cut and insulated. The tip is positive.
His system sounds fantastic: Oppo 105 -> Parasound A21 -> Revel F206's
many thanks for your advice, appreciate
I used two cables (USB2 and stereo jack headphone got in airplane, did not have any mono jack here) to modify one cable for triggering via Oppo105D/USB2 to 3,5mm audio jack:
- 5V/stereo jack tip, here yelow wire (Spitz german) and USB2-A pin1 - red wire
- Ground/stereo jack sleeve and USB2-A pin4 - both black wire
Output from Oppo measured: voltage 5,1V, amperage could not measure with my device
By power on with Oppo remote, observed very short delay from Oppo105D to P5
By power off, delay 1-2 seconds frmo Oppo turn off, P5 turn off.
Did not check if any sound quality reduction result through triggering, suppose will not be there @Chris , @Rich pls for opinion
Did not check direct connection Oppo 105D to A21, will be done on the weekend.
Asrock J4205/W10/Jriver audio/Kodi video media
Oppo105D (HDMI-in: Kodi and cableTV via splitter, USB2-B asychrone-in for Jriver, XLR out P5)
Parasound P5 (XLR out A21)
B&W CM10 S2
controll via ipad app Kodi and Jremote.
I am lookig for simple IP controlling per Ipad, all in, as group batch WOL of more devices (eg audio line with Asrock/Oppo->P5+A21, media line with Cable receiver/TV or and Asrock/Oppo...) and start up of apps for controlling,
Many thanks and best regards