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Check this out! Or maybe I'm late to the party...

 

https://www.merging.com/products/alsa_ravenna_aes67_driver

https://bitbucket.org/MergingTechnologies/ravenna-alsa-lkm/

https://www.merging.com/highlights/audio-networking#audio-networking

 

This would just about end any Best LPS/Mega USB card/underclocking/etc debates on a PC - you'd buy for processing grunt and having two network ports! Add a small managed switch and you're away. Bloody awesome. 

 

And the free version does 8 channels and 384kHz + DSD!

 

If someone would come along and create an Amanero-esque endpoint capable of 384kHz I could run active 4-way speakers with the crossovers done on my PC in ALSA and build the speakers as actives with a simple Ethernet port input. No MiniDSP / DEQX / etc, just a solid PC and go. It'd be freakin' awesome for DIY. Closest I found was https://www.archwave.net/new-products-1-1. Hmmm.

 

Anyone any further down this road? Looks super exciting. 

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1 hour ago, rmpfyf said:

Anyone any further down this road?

No, but have considered it.

 

The lack of "simple ethernet port" input on an amplifier which could be easily integrated into an active loudspeaker, is what was missing for me.

 

 

Currently, I do AES out of PC (or whatever) into a DSP/amplifier inside the speaker....  which is just as close to ending the " Best LPS/Mega USB card/underclocking/etc" issues as AVB/AES67, IMVHO.

 

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2 hours ago, davewantsmoore said:

No, but have considered it.

 

The lack of "simple ethernet port" input on an amplifier which could be easily integrated into an active loudspeaker, is what was missing for me.

 

 

Currently, I do AES out of PC (or whatever) into a DSP/amplifier inside the speaker....  which is just as close to ending the " Best LPS/Mega USB card/underclocking/etc" issues as AVB/AES67, IMVHO.

 

 

The endpoint linked in my post seems an interesting option (though I want a 384kHz workflow). Thoughts?

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49 minutes ago, rmpfyf said:

Thoughts?

You'd have to put the high speed signals on wires ... and those boards just have solder pads.   :-S  

 

 

Network audio protocols are definitely the future ..... but I will want to (and need to) wait until there are DA converters built around it. 

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11 minutes ago, davewantsmoore said:

Network audio protocols are definitely the future ..... but I will want to (and need to) wait until there are DA converters built around it. 

 

No cut price NADACs out there :)

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On 25/02/2019 at 8:02 PM, davewantsmoore said:

but I will want to (and need to) wait until there are DA converters built around it. 

 

 

 

 

On 25/02/2019 at 3:20 PM, rmpfyf said:

If someone would come along and create an Amanero-esque endpoint capable of 384kHz I could run active 4-way speakers with the crossovers done on my PC in ALSA and build the speakers as actives with a simple Ethernet port input.

 

Anubis is the first Merging product to feature the Zman module, which is also available for OEMs:

 

https://www.merging.com/products/zman-oem

 

"support for DXD, 384kHz, DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256"

 

We'll have to wait to see if any non-Merging Zman based Ravenna input DACs, amps and speakers come along.

Edited by Music2496

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And there already exists Ravenna network input active speakers... but this one doesn't feature the Zman board (which can support up to PCM384/DSD256)

 

https://www.genelec.com/studio-monitors/sam-studio-monitors/8430a-ip-sam-studio-monitor

 

With Smart Active Monitoring (SAM™), Genelec created the most advanced and adaptable monitoring system available today. Now, with the 8430A IP monitor, Genelec has opened the door to audio-over-IP (AoIP) workflows.

A world first, the 8430A IP is based on the Ravenna IP protocol, with full AES67 support for ultimate compatibility.

Edited by Music2496

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On 25/02/2019 at 8:14 PM, rmpfyf said:

No cut price NADACs out there :)

There is...

 

Merging Hapi + DA8P 8-channel DAC board (ES9028PRO) comes to around ~AU$6k...

 

Still very expensive but well under half the price of NADAC's 8-channel equivalent?

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2 minutes ago, Music2496 said:

There is...

 

Merging Happi + DA8P 8-channel DAC board (ES9028PRO) comes to around ~AU$6k... half the price of NADAC?

 

Waiting for DIY kits :D 

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Just now, rmpfyf said:

 

Waiting for DIY kits :D 

 

How many channels do you need? 8?

 

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