HDMI to I2S Part II.-> experiences, links, pics, wiring dsd->i2s

It Works ! – Sony UBP-X1000ES HDMI “Audio” output to Chinese I2S Adapter Board to DS Sr. I2S Input”


2. “SACD playing to an external DAC (DSD via i2s hdmi input)


->”..And that works!
I’m really satisfied with the results indeed, superior to anything I’ve got till now.
In addition I have some SACDs that cannot be played by my Yamaha cds-s2000 anymore. I can play them again with a blu ray player with even better results.
During all my tests I’ve found the result with the i2s hdmi always better than any other input (also for red book CDs)”

3. DSD->I2S wiring..

(backside of the earlier posted “HDMI/MHL zu IIS I2S HDMI IIS I2S Separaten Extrakt Audio I2S/DSD/Optische/Koaxial”(and used in the 2 above mentioned articles/builds)->http://essabre-90xx-rpi.sfb2.com/?p=2531)

very much to come + many greets !! 😉

HDMI (4K)-audio-extractor / HDMI to I2S

so, 😉

as i yesterday connected my (Sony) blurayplayer via coax to the Sanskrit i saw only “44 or 48” at the display, means the player downsample all content to this rate (to coax/spdif) because of copyright issues/or technical limits in other cases.. (uargh..) ; you get only 192/176khz or 96/88khz via HDMI..

(btw. nice description of this “case” is here->”The extractor overcomes the restriction the visual media puts on its audio – namely restricting it to HDMI – by liberating it from its HDMI cell and forwarding it in a freed state…”->https://community.naimaudio.com/t/hi-res-audio-from-visual-media-sources/10673)

okay, and so we need a “HDMI (4K)-audio-extractor” (see other post before->http://essabre-90xx-rpi.sfb2.com/?p=2477(i originally wanted this extractor for the “I2S-line”, see at the bottom)

there are a ot of them around, beginning at 20$ (up to 60$ or more)(this for example)->https://www.lindy.de/HDMI-4K-Audio-Extractor.htm?websale8=ld0101&pi=38167

very important seems also the “ARC”-function + EDID-support/settings (will post maybe then more about it)..

obviously its better to buy directly a HDMI-extractor with I2S output to “bypass” the spdif-conversion (and as we know “our” early chinese ES9038Q2M-boards had not such a good “coax/toslink/spdif-line” (the first onboard spdif-receiver-chips were not soo good (hashtag #SRC4192/AK4113/4118) ->http://essabre-90xx-rpi.sfb2.com/?p=2211 ->”..First, on the new, blue SMPCB they use some „DS9281“ for „better coaxial conversion, less jitter, less „lock“-“problems, „better coaxial line..”)->

(50$/37$ Aliexpress->https://de.aliexpress.com/item/1005001265826217.html ;https://de.aliexpress.com/item/33031920347.html , same one from audiophonics (66€)->LINK))

i guess i´ll start with a “cheap” one from aliexpress (Link is coming..) ..

(“Lusya”-Aliexpress (27$)->https://de.aliexpress.com/item/33029578710.html)

many greets for now !! 😉