Luxman’s U-100R

Many audiophiles have a DAC in their system, that predates streaming music over a USB cable from their computer. I asked Luxman to develop the U-100R, it allows one to stream music from your notebook / computer either into a DAC or else into the digital input on Luxman’s own line of CD/SACD players, such as the D-05 /06 & 08.

The U-100R will accept music up to 24/96, though the vast majority of my own digital files are CD  transcriptions. The amount of music available in 24/192 files is essentially meaningless.  Though Luxman are currently working on an updated version of the U-100R,  that will support the higher sampling rates; do not be surprised if it costs more to boot.

Luxman’s U-100R USB to S/PDIF converter removes noise and jitter from the USB-derived output of any computer or streaming audio device, and strips away the inherent clocking inaccuracies, allowing the high-precision clock inside your DAC to time the conversion of the digital bit-stream. This means that the sound you hear will be a virtually pure representation of the recording – more so than a DAC could do on its own. Built by Luxman to deliver the finest performance and build quality.   $300 shipping now.

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by Philip O'Hanlon

Music Evangelist and Master of Musical Enjoyment—Philip spends his time looking for fine music, tuning up synergistic electronic components to get the best sound, and making music compilations so he can share his listening journey and experiences with friends and acquaintances.

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