Lynx PCIe AES interfaces: AES16 and E22

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  1. purr1n

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    @bazelio's thunderbolt enclosure setup guide here.

    Lynx AES16-->AES--[transformer]--BNC->Gungnir Multibit


    Objective: To get better sound from using computers as a source for DACs
    Verdict: This is so natural sounding without losing a beat that I have no words
    Note: Somebody has been playing their cards close and holding out on us

    REAL IMPRESSIONS HERE: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...r-multibit-impressions.2762/page-5#post-77221


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    As instructed per expert computer audiophools, reduced buffer size. Some PCs may not like this. I was lucky I guess. Lower buffer increases Gaurav factor.

    Sundry Accessories:

    AES to BNC impedance transformer: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JZT65CE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Just when I thought I was set...I'll have to look into this. BTW, Jodie is the best shit I have bought, and I've had some good Schiits in my life. I'll post impressions after my brain regains composure.
     
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    Will order RedNet. Will have a battle. When the RedNet arrives, I'll grab a Mutec again. We'll mix it up and try different combinations. Maybe head up to the Bay Area. Will compare to CD transport tomorrow. This makes a difference. It's not different. It's better.
     
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    Rednet is a step ahead again. Fun times ahead.
     
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    Yes please. Let's do non-USB battle in the north.
     
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    We're on. I'm due up there. Didn't have a chance to go up this summer because I was on my USA SouthWest mystery tour.

    Gaurav factor high on this (relative for digital of course).
     
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    I didn't want to post until I had the E22 working with Linux. I've been using it in Windows and with the baby I haven't been able to troubleshoot. I'm usually so tired I pop something on and take a listen. I don't have time to tweak :)
     
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    awesome! lets all go nuts together some place
     
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    I've been saying good things about the AES16e as I got one too...

    You can make your own cable for it instead of using that heavy, messy snake cable. If you wants the parts list, I can post it.
     
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    Please don't listen to us. This is crazy stuff. You do not want to go down this road. We are crazy. Buy a membership to a gym or a bunch of dumbbells and a pull up bar. Build speakers. Buy ten expensive Lego sets. Don't do this.
     
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    LOL, please do.
     
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    Wow, @Marvey . I just installed the Lynx E22 in a Thunderbolt expansion chassis and I'm playing Audirvana+ on my Mac.... I'm going to hold back a bit here until the South Bay Audio Trust can convene and confirm... But I can't hold back saying: Stick a fork in USB. It's done for me. And the Utopes aren't even here yet!!!

    EDIT: I'm going MBP -> Thunderbolt -> E22 -> AES -> Yggdrasil -> ZDS -> HD600

    Chassis cover removed from my Lynx box next to the MBP:

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    We can have a meet up at my place, do some comparison on the speakers with these this and people can bring a T3 and whatever as well.
     
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    Why use the BNC adapter? It'd be better to go straight AES.

    edit: derp, nevermind, I thought it was Yggdrasil not Gungnir Multibit
     
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    I use it with Vi DAC FWIW so I don't need an adapter.
     
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    Yeah right? I've got HD650s boxed in another room, but I'm too lazy to remove the Sony MA900s to grab them. Upon the first two seconds, I knew this was special.
     
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    Yeah, but I get Galvatronic isolation with transformers
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    I mean, to be fair, the AES input is also the best input on the Vi DAC so it might just be using the better input.

    At the end of the day, I felt like the card bridged the gap between my CD transport over USB and my computer rig.
     
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    I thought you already lost 1.3194259 years doing this thing...The Messiah soldiers on bravely at great personal risk ;)
     
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    No no! This Lynx thing is replenishing my life force.
     
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