Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Need an overview

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Need an overview

    Sign in to disable this ad
    Greetings,
    I have a good amount of HQ audio on thumbdrives. Right now I am plugging them into my Galaxy 7 phone, then the headphone OUT into a normal receiver. On the good side, the phone provides an interface to select files to play,...on the bad side, the DAC in the phone isn't great.

    Is there any piece of equipment out there that I could use that would bypass the phone's DAC and still use the phone's screen as an visual screen to select music? I think I read somewhere, that any DAC plugged into the phone's headphone jack would bypass the phone's DAC. But isn't what I need, a DAC that goes between the thumbdrive and the phone? I just can't seem to get a handle on how this progression works. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    I seem to need just the 'Digital-to-Analogue' and not the reverse. Might there be some simple unit out there that would work?

    The Galaxy 7 plays audio up to 24bit/192kHz. I don't need anymore than that. No DSD etc.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lowell Street Studio, New England
    Posts
    12,202
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 576 Times in 548 Posts
    Rep Power
    18632360
    Thumbdrive = digital music
    Phone (DAC) = converts digital to analog audio (headphone out)
    External audio interface = converts digital to audio (to stereo receiver). There are some stand-alone models, but most require a computer for control.

    Do you have a computer to use? That is the simple solution, computer > audio interface> stereo receiver.
    Mike B My new album on CD Baby: Fact and Fiction
    My Bandcamp site: http://mikebirchmusic.bandcamp.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    northampton uk home of Dr Who and Blackstar Amps!
    Posts
    10,071
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 682 Times in 645 Posts
    Rep Power
    9374895
    Quote Originally Posted by mjbphotos View Post
    Thumbdrive = digital music
    Phone (DAC) = converts digital to analog audio (headphone out)
    External audio interface = converts digital to audio (to stereo receiver). There are some stand-alone models, but most require a computer for control.

    Do you have a computer to use? That is the simple solution, computer > audio interface> stereo receiver.
    Yup and Zoom UAC-2 – Thomann UK

    The above is said to have pretty much the best D/A converters for its price.

    Dave.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    111
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    88096
    Here is an article about phone USB.

    Clever adapter connects USB accessories to your Android device - CNET

    It outlines a good deal of information on how to make a USB hub work on Android. A bit dated but hopefully still relevant. I've used the OTG (On The Go) cables to use USB Borescope camera's. Samsung phones are pretty USB friendly. FiiO makes some small DAC's that claim Android compatibility. One is the E18. I've used a couple of their headphone amps and they fall somewhere in the mid-range or being good for the money. Go to the Head Fi web site as they will have reviews and possibly leads on other options. I'd try a USB hub with the thumb drive and perhaps a keyboard to test compatibility that your phone can support multiple USB devices before pulling the trigger on the DAC.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Dave, I do have a Steinberg UR12 just sitting around, but, like the Zoom, there isn't any way of connecting a thumbdrive without incorporating a whole computer set-up. Even my Antelope Discrete 4 can't do it.
    I was just looking for a better DAC to use that is better than the DAC in the phone. I didn't want to have to use a computer just to get a visual interface. I thought there might be something with a small screen to select the files,and a good DAC.

    It looks like I am looking for a piece of equipment that is too specific and, therefore, doesn't exist.
    Thanks for the effort, people.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    111
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    88096
    Quote Originally Posted by SoundCard View Post
    Dave, I do have a Steinberg UR12 just sitting around, but, like the Zoom, there isn't any way of connecting a thumbdrive without incorporating a whole computer set-up. Even my Antelope Discrete 4 can't do it.
    I was just looking for a better DAC to use that is better than the DAC in the phone. I didn't want to have to use a computer just to get a visual interface. I thought there might be something with a small screen to select the files,and a good DAC.

    It looks like I am looking for a piece of equipment that is too specific and, therefore, doesn't exist.
    Thanks for the effort, people.
    Have you tried to see if a USB hub would work? Do a search on Amazon for OTG USB Hub. Simplest way to plug more than one device into one USB port. Something like this.
    screen-shot-10-27-19-12-01-pm-001-jpg
    Last edited by Folkcafe; 3 Weeks Ago at 09:03.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Sorry, Folkcafe. I don't see how this could help.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    111
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    88096
    Quote Originally Posted by SoundCard View Post
    Sorry, Folkcafe. I don't see how this could help.
    You have a phone with one USB connection and two USB devices, a thumb drive and an external DAC. Hub pictured gives you two USB ports plus a charging port as well. If this and the post I linked to previously doesn't help, then I'm sorry, I can't help you.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    The Derby City
    Posts
    182
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    24147
    You asked the same question a few weeks ago and got several replies. I think you're trying put a round peg into a square hole here. There were some suggestions but you didn't reply to most of them.

    Bypassing a phone's DAC

    If you're serious about this you might look into something like the Sony Hi Res player

    It will play 24bit 192kHz files, has a USB port on the back and you can control it from your phone. Just plug in speakers and you're ready to go.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Firstly, I thought my question a few weeks ago, was not being responded to. I had set up for an email notification if there was any response, but I didn't receive any emails about it. I thought maybe, I had worded it confusingly, so I started another inquiry. I will go back and read what was offered. And, yes, a round peg in a square hole is what I seem to be looking for, but there are so many devices, some very specific, that I thought I'd, at least, throw it out there.
    Thanks all, for the suggestions.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. How do I view an overview of all inserts?
    By wreckd504 in forum Steinberg / Cubase User Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-14-2010, 05:26
  2. Quick overview of M-520 functions
    By lo.fi.love in forum Analog Recording & Mixing - Tape & Gear
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-12-2009, 11:52
  3. Preamp Overview
    By Middleman in forum The Rack
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-06-2003, 17:27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •