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TOPIC: Few Questions regarding SHD Versions

Few Questions regarding SHD Versions 3 months 3 weeks ago #40228

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Hi all,
I have some questions regarding the SHD Versions where I could`t find an answer. I want to replace a DDRC-24.
Probably someone can help.
1) Does Volumio work also as a normal streaming client ->can I address it as a Squeezebox? I do not want to use as server.
2) What kind of AES digital input can I use ->75 Ohm source unit possible to connect via adapter cable SPDIF-AES?
3) How good is the Headphone output in the SHD ->I found nothing regarding the DAC and anything else for that. Must have a DAC right?
4) I have read that the Wi-DG does not work with the SHD ->What is the fact here?

Regards, Bronzeohr
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Few Questions regarding SHD Versions 3 months 3 weeks ago #40230

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It's hard to answer questions about hearsay without knowing what specifically was said. However if by "does not work" you mean that DLCT doesn't communicate via the WI-DG, I believe that is correct (and miniDSP has never said otherwise).
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Few Questions regarding SHD Versions 3 months 3 weeks ago #40240

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ddrc242018 wrote:
3) How good is the Headphone output in the SHD ->I found nothing regarding the DAC and anything else for that. Must have a DAC right?

Apparently this is the chip used, it has I2S input: www.cirrus.com/products/cs43130/

[Edit: I assume you mean the SHD Studio, the SHD does not have headphone output]
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Few Questions regarding SHD Versions 3 months 3 weeks ago #40252

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Now that I connected the Wi-DG to my DDRC-24 I understand the issue. Just complete different things.
It is one housing but works mor like putting just different things together. No connection between the Volumio and the DSP, no Dirac via bridge, just the IR commands via app. I regret buying the Wi-DG no USB audio anymore and the app can`t do multitasking it loses the connection. The multitasking issue is really not good.
Still think the SHD is the right product, but I hoped for more.

Regards, Bronzeohr
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Few Questions regarding SHD Versions 3 months 3 weeks ago #40254

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Are you on iOS? Perhaps it might be a good idea to open a support ticket on the multitasking issue.
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Few Questions regarding SHD Versions 3 months 2 weeks ago #40311

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@ddrc242018
Here are answers to your questions:

1) Does Volumio work also as a normal streaming client ->can I address it as a Squeezebox? I do not want to use as server.
ANS: Correct, it streams audio and can stream without a server (i.e. drive connected directly). It won't be a squeezebox though.

2) What kind of AES digital input can I use ->75 Ohm source unit possible to connect via adapter cable SPDIF-AES?
ANS: AES impedance is 110. If you have 75, you want to use SPDIF inputs.

3) How good is the Headphone output in the SHD ->I found nothing regarding the DAC and anything else for that. Must have a DAC right?
ANS: Correct answer by John!

4) I have read that the Wi-DG does not work with the SHD ->What is the fact here?
ANS: Not sure where it's written it works fine to have both connected. We even use our WIDG connected here to the SHD as repeater in the office.

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