[LAU] 384kHz DAC - Monolith USB?

Moshe Werner moshwe at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 08:54:25 CEST 2018

In not everyone read it already:


On Tue, Apr 3, 2018, 08:47 Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 00:03:08 -0400, Chris Chronopoulos wrote:
> >controversial claims by audiophiles notwithstanding... i'm somewhat
> >interested in high-samplerate DAC's for the possibility of time domain
> >multiplexing of multiple channels. 2 channels @ 384 kHz = 16 channels
> >@ 48 kHz if you had a driver + external hardware to do the
> >muxing/demuxing. of course you'd need some sort of "word select"
> >embedded in the signal - perhaps you could do this with GPIO, or maybe
> >use part of the 32 bits samples as metadata. wouldn't be easy, but i
> >wonder if it's possible. anyway the first step would be getting a DAC
> >like this to work with the host at these high sample rates, so if
> >anyone has experience with that, i'd be curious to know.
> There are far better ways to get 16 channels at 48 KHz via USB ;).
> Consider to get one of those 8 channel USB devices + additional 8
> channels by their ADAT and BNC sync features.
> Btw. "With the Monolith USB DAC, you can turn any computer or laptop
> into an audiophile playback device!" This could be done by 2 channels @
> 48 KHz and for doing this not only the DAC is important, also very
> important is the analog headphone amp. "Improve your playback sound
> quality from YouTube™", this says it all. YouTube uploads are known for
> their high end audio quality ;). I don't know how good YouTube audio
> could be, but the majority of uploads sounds like two supermarket
> microphones were in front of the kitchen radio's speakers, to record
> audio.
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