I found this ...academia50 wrote:Ok.Obviously I have interpreted the text of the link with great enthusiasm.... 8)rich12 wrote:There is no free lunch. The Oppo cannot convert analog to digital because it doesn't have the required circuitry . It only has circuitry for converting digital to analog.
But what would humanity be if the scientists did not ask themselves impossible? :mrgreen:
https://www.gramophone.co.uk/feature/pr ... sonica-dac
" Aside from the wireless inputs – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay – and its asynchronous USB connection for computers and USB host socket for storage devices, the Sonica DAC also has optical and coaxial digital inputs, and a single analogue input on RCA phonos. Using that last one, even an analogue source, including a turntable via a suitable phono pre-amp, can be digitised and shared with Sonica wireless speakers. Completing the connectivity are 12V trigger in/out sockets, for example to enable a suitable power amplifier to be switched on and off by the DAC."
Here it is stated that OSDAC can digitize and then convert to analog. It is an unnecessary step for optimum fidelity, if you intend to use it as a preamplifier, it would be a double conversion and I have read that in the resulting sound there is no improvement. It would only be logical if you use an MC preamp. But it is clear that there is an analog to digital converter. Only I have left the doubt if that conversion has digital output by the USB connector indicated in the previous post with an orange circle.
I'll have to do tests, although it's not something I need immediately. I will inform you ...