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    Default 24/96 dacs for linux

    Dear all,
    do you know if linux can support 24/96 external dacs? I was thinking for example to buy this one

    ThinkGeek :: Crystal USB Desktop Speakers

    which has a usb external 34bit dac. Do you think my opensuse will recognize it correctly?

    /best regards
    aleex

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    Default Re: 24/96 dacs for linux

    It should work

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    Default Re: 24/96 dacs for linux

    On 05/25/2011 10:06 PM, alaios wrote:
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    > (http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/speakers/aa5f/)


    since that page says "Compatible with Windows98SE/ME/2000/XP and Mac
    9.x, 10.x (no drivers required)" i think i'd ask the manufacturer/seller
    that question....or get an answer here from someone who is not guessing
    (like say, from an owner/user of that specific set)..

    and NOTE the notes given by folks on the cite which @webofunni gave
    you...while worked for "windsorschmidt" on Debian they didn't work for
    "Edward's" Lenovo X100e running CrunchBang..

    so, it doesn't seem to be a _sure_thing_..

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    Default Re: 24/96 dacs for linux

    #! is a stripped down linux, that may not be having required kernel modules. But of course it is always possible to enable that module in that. I guess opensuse as a major distro will be having support for that, if not it is always possible to enable that.
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    Default Re: 24/96 dacs for linux

    bought them.
    I will update when I get them.
    regards

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    Works great
    Regards

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    Default Re: 24/96 dacs for linux

    Quote Originally Posted by alaios View Post
    Dear all,
    do you know if linux can support 24/96 external dacs? I was thinking for example to buy this one

    ThinkGeek :: Crystal USB Desktop Speakers

    which has a usb external 34bit dac. Do you think my opensuse will recognize it correctly?

    /best regards
    aleex
    Just 2 days ago I installed a O2+ODAC from JDS Labs. To install it I just plugged it into my usb hub, plugged in the power, and openSUSE 13.1 picked it up right away. No drivers are needed for 24/96k playback but you will have to find out how to support higher coding for your OS. Consider using 24/96k first especially if you're new to this which will give you great audio playback if you pick components carefully. Not to mention that higher coding hardware is more expensive with little audio payback. To learn more about this start here:

    http://nwavguy.blogspot.com/

    and be willing to read more because the audio industry is full of smoke and mirrors. I say this from experience not because NwAvGuy said it. There are plenty of sources to read and buy from but be beware.

    You'd probably never hear any difference between 96k and anything higher,anyway and there isn't enough dynamic range in cd's to need more than 24 bits. I haven't tried SACD or DVD-A because I don't want to spend that extra money for more hardware when I have great sound already. But I have some XRCD's that are great. My home speakers won't do justice to any of this so I listen with Sennheiser HD600's and BeyerDynamic DT990 headphones. I am happy for now but I feel an itch coming on for a better set of phones.

    I'm using ALSA with the Gstreamer backend. I set Audacious and DeadBeef to use the usb dac in preferences and it just works. Now I'm trying to get it to work in Clementine but I can't find anything in preferences to do that. It might need a command line input and that's why I'm here searching for some information about external dacs and Clementine. I haven't been to the Clementine website yet but I will, besides I haven't been here for awhile anyway. I hope you get it working.

    "Linux let's you work without that diabolical blue circle spinning endlessly".

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