Empirical Audio Offramp and Nvidia

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andresz

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Empirical Audio Offramp and Nvidia
« on: 4 Sep 2018, 10:14 am »
Hoping someone has experience here as this is a topic that is very hard to find communication on.

I have a high end system that doubles as a HT as well as 2 channel. Nagra/Tidal and Argento/Shunyata loom. I have been enjoying a fantastic SQ experience watching youtube live concerts (and those tagged "audiophile") running an NVIDIA Shield - USB to a non audiophile USB to SPDIF converter - Empirical Audio Synchromesh - Metrum Adagio Dac .

I am looking to upgrade the USB to SPDIF converter with something that befits the standard of the rig. The Nvidia is an excellent source for 2 channel PCM.

Looking at Empirical Audio Offramp 5/6. Turns out that many converters do not work given USB protocols.

Reaching out to any Empirical audiophiles who may be using Nvidia Shield as a source into a high end system based on USB/SPDIF conversion. Interested in what actually does work re signal connectivity.....

witchdoctor

Re: Empirical Audio Offramp and Nvidia
« Reply #1 on: 3 Oct 2019, 03:10 pm »
Hoping someone has experience here as this is a topic that is very hard to find communication on.

I have a high end system that doubles as a HT as well as 2 channel. Nagra/Tidal and Argento/Shunyata loom. I have been enjoying a fantastic SQ experience watching youtube live concerts (and those tagged "audiophile") running an NVIDIA Shield - USB to a non audiophile USB to SPDIF converter - Empirical Audio Synchromesh - Metrum Adagio Dac .

I am looking to upgrade the USB to SPDIF converter with something that befits the standard of the rig. The Nvidia is an excellent source for 2 channel PCM.

Looking at Empirical Audio Offramp 5/6. Turns out that many converters do not work given USB protocols.

Reaching out to any Empirical audiophiles who may be using Nvidia Shield as a source into a high end system based on USB/SPDIF conversion. Interested in what actually does work re signal connectivity.....

Hi, I found this thread by doing a search on Nvidia. I was wondering about using it as a streamer and the SQ and your comments are very helpful.

Re: USB/SPDIF conversion did you find anything? How is it working out?

audioengr

Re: Empirical Audio Offramp and Nvidia
« Reply #2 on: 3 Oct 2019, 05:23 pm »
Hi, I found this thread by doing a search on Nvidia. I was wondering about using it as a streamer and the SQ and your comments are very helpful.

Re: USB/SPDIF conversion did you find anything? How is it working out?

I'm using the OR6 now with Amazon Prime Music, what they call hi-res, but it's actually 44.1.  They have a free 90-day trial.  Sounds so good that I may subscribe.  It's only $5 a month I believe,.

Steve N.

mtruong34

Re: Empirical Audio Offramp and Nvidia
« Reply #3 on: 3 Oct 2019, 05:45 pm »
Hoping someone has experience here as this is a topic that is very hard to find communication on.

I have a high end system that doubles as a HT as well as 2 channel. Nagra/Tidal and Argento/Shunyata loom. I have been enjoying a fantastic SQ experience watching youtube live concerts (and those tagged "audiophile") running an NVIDIA Shield - USB to a non audiophile USB to SPDIF converter - Empirical Audio Synchromesh - Metrum Adagio Dac .

I am looking to upgrade the USB to SPDIF converter with something that befits the standard of the rig. The Nvidia is an excellent source for 2 channel PCM.

Looking at Empirical Audio Offramp 5/6. Turns out that many converters do not work given USB protocols.

Reaching out to any Empirical audiophiles who may be using Nvidia Shield as a source into a high end system based on USB/SPDIF conversion. Interested in what actually does work re signal connectivity.....

Hello andresz,

It's curious that you are able to get decent audio quality out of Nvidia Shield TV. I have a similar use case as you, but I have not been satisfied with the SQ when using the Nvidia as a source. I can tell a big difference going USB out of a laptop running the same youtube video.

Please see this link as a possible cause.  https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/discover/296594/audiophile-having-problems-with-shieldtv-probably-caused-by-upsampling/

Are you doing something unique or different to get such good results?

-Mike

ricmon

Re: Empirical Audio Offramp and Nvidia
« Reply #4 on: 3 Oct 2019, 06:14 pm »
Hoping someone has experience here as this is a topic that is very hard to find communication on.

I have a high end system that doubles as a HT as well as 2 channel. Nagra/Tidal and Argento/Shunyata loom. I have been enjoying a fantastic SQ experience watching youtube live concerts (and those tagged "audiophile") running an NVIDIA Shield - USB to a non audiophile USB to SPDIF converter - Empirical Audio Synchromesh - Metrum Adagio Dac .

I am looking to upgrade the USB to SPDIF converter with something that befits the standard of the rig. The Nvidia is an excellent source for 2 channel PCM.

Looking at Empirical Audio Offramp 5/6. Turns out that many converters do not work given USB protocols.

Reaching out to any Empirical audiophiles who may be using Nvidia Shield as a source into a high end system based on USB/SPDIF conversion. Interested in what actually does work re signal connectivity.....

Hello andresz.  Will you be using a toslink for your SPDIF connections.  If so you may want to check out something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/J-Tech-Digital-Extractor-Converter-JTDAT5CH/dp/B00BIQER0E/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ac+access+spdif+converter&qid=1570126398&s=electronics&sr=1-1

Ric

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Re: Empirical Audio Offramp and Nvidia
« Reply #5 on: 18 Mar 2020, 01:21 pm »
Hi is possible to have a 220volts version and make
Some upgrade later ?
Win10 compatibile? Naim sudgen radford system dac compatibible?
Tks Giovanni.
P.S:sorry my fault, i do not etere post my question, we apologize.
Is not possible to contact directly empircal
Audio for some questions?

audioengr

Re: Empirical Audio Offramp and Nvidia
« Reply #6 on: 18 Mar 2020, 09:28 pm »
Hi is possible to have a 220volts version and make
Some upgrade later ?
Win10 compatibile? Naim sudgen radford system dac compatibible?
Tks Giovanni.
P.S:sorry my fault, i do not etere post my question, we apologize.
Is not possible to contact directly empircal
Audio for some questions?

Just click on the "contact us" button on any of my website pages.