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  • Chromecast tear down reveals AKM 192 kHz, 24 bit DAC

    More info about the new audio chromecast, seems like an easy way to wirelessly stream audio.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Chro...Teardown/50189

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    Re: Chromecast tear down reveals AKM 192 kHz, 24 bit DAC

    Says they're available at Best Buy. Maybe I'll go pick one up tomorrow. For $35, I'm in.
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      Re: Chromecast tear down reveals AKM 192 kHz, 24 bit DAC

      Originally posted by Paul Carmody View Post
      Says they're available at Best Buy. Maybe I'll go pick one up tomorrow. For $35, I'm in.
      They look proper decent. Wasn't expecting a DAC of that high bit rate (debatable if it's audibly worth it, but that's another thread).

      Let us know what you think! It looks like a good product to have around.

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        Re: Chromecast tear down reveals AKM 192 kHz, 24 bit DAC

        This looks really nice. I find myself wondering if you have the ability to use it just as an output device for audio under windows or they force you to use cast features in apps.
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          Re: Chromecast tear down reveals AKM 192 kHz, 24 bit DAC

          It's wifi "input" only.
          You need an app that speaks chromecast that can send to the thing.
          Don't think anything built into Windows will do it.
          Most of the streaming services through a browser (probably only Chrome at this point, anyone know of an add on for Firefox?).

          Originally posted by JasonP View Post
          This looks really nice. I find myself wondering if you have the ability to use it just as an output device for audio under windows or they force you to use cast features in apps.
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            Re: Chromecast tear down reveals AKM 192 kHz, 24 bit DAC

            The mini-toslink is a really nice bonus.

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