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Old 04-25-2021, 03:20 PM
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Default Laptop to ? to Schiit dac

I use my laptop to play tidal and youtube adn have a ubs cable to the schiit dac.

Is the a way to make the signal from the pc cleaner.

I use the 82" tv as a screen to the laptop in my livingroom so i dont want a streamer had that befor but i want tidal an youtube on the tv and not the ipad.

Is there any thing that send the sound from the laptop thrue ethernet to a device that i dont know that is clean and the to the dac? and then i mean all sound from the computer.

Is there any device like that?
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Is there some audible issue you are trying to troubleshoot? Or do you just want to try to improve what is already good? The Yggdrasil A2 already has Schitt's Unison USB which handles USB perfectly well. The only thing that adding more components into the chain will do is add more chance for things to go wrong. I owned the Yggdrasil for a few years and tried putting Schitt's EITR in front of it (as well as another digital to digital converter) and I found no improvement.

I know there are others that will say you have to add in several esoteric pieces of equipment each with their own special power supplies and power cables and special signal cables linking everything together. Unless you have extra money that you are looking to spend and want to add complexity, I don't imagine this route will do much to give you a cleaner signal.
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The direct answer is Yes. This product would allow you to untether your laptop from your DAC. It becomes your endpoint and is connected via USB to your DAC and via Ethernet to your network.

I have zero experience with one but there are many reviews of them.

https://sotm-usa.com/products/sms-20...twork-player-1
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And this: https://www.sonore.us/ultraRendu.html
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Or if you want to keep it low cost get a USB Vbus isolator (iFi makes a good one) and low noise linear power supply to drive it. About $50 for the USB isolator, another $100 for the linear power supply.

This will keep noise from your laptop/PC power supply from getting into the USB input and ultimately the signal ground on your DAC.
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I know there are others that will say you have to add in several esoteric pieces of equipment each with their own special power supplies and power cables and special signal cables linking everything together. Unless you have extra money that you are looking to spend and want to add complexity, I don't imagine this route will do much to give you a cleaner signal.
Yes, it will.

It will make a big difference.
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Or if you want to keep it low cost get a USB Vbus isolator (iFi makes a good one) and low noise linear power supply to drive it. About $50 for the USB isolator, another $100 for the linear power supply.

This will keep noise from your laptop/PC power supply from getting into the USB input and ultimately the signal ground on your DAC.
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The direct answer is Yes. This product would allow you to untether your laptop from your DAC. It becomes your endpoint and is connected via USB to your DAC and via Ethernet to your network.

I have zero experience with one but there are many reviews of them.

https://sotm-usa.com/products/sms-20...twork-player-1
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The sMS-200ultra Neo or ultra rendu is just a roon end point, right? or can all sound from the pc go through it?
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