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Re: Rear USB ports

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:15 pm
by Gary Dayton
I prefer the AES/EBU, but it's practically a tossup with the BDA-2. I think it depends heavily on the interconnect and DAC used in the system.

--Gary / Bryston

Re: Rear USB ports

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:16 pm
by Chris Rice
CanadianMaestro wrote:
Chris Rice wrote:It's more likey that the drive occasionally bursts to 900mA and it's either short enough not to upset the BDP-1 or it hasn't spiked that high while playing music off of it. I can assure you that BDP-1 can't sustain much more then 500mA per supply.



Thanks for the tip. It's working fine, no fails. Probably not drawing more than 500mA even with the fastest music.

Question: What's your view on USB cables between the pocket drive and BDP-1? I use the short stock cable, about 30cm. I don't subscribe to buying uber-expensive USB cables like some do. For me, the critical digital circuitry are inside the components, not in the USB cable itself.


I share this opinion

Re: Rear USB ports

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:40 pm
by Rockyboy
Has anyone used a USB power supply such as the Aqvox (Germany)? It claims to improve SQ.

Re: Rear USB ports

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:07 pm
by CanadianMaestro
Rockyboy wrote:Has anyone used a USB power supply such as the Aqvox (Germany)? It claims to improve SQ.

Not sure if it's the same thing, but I'm going to experiment by plugging in a powered USB hub (Macally) this weekend, and attaching 2 G-drives and 2 thumbdrives (500GB each G-drive, 64GB/thumbdrive) to the hub. Will see if BDP-1 will play smoothly with the hub plugged into it. It should, if forum posts are to be believed. I think as long as the USB cables attaching the drives to the hub are good quality, the SQ shouldn't be affected detrimentally with a powered hub. I am not a believer in high-end USB cabling, at least for the BDP-1.


Re: Rear USB ports

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:53 pm
by CanadianMaestro
Success!! I plugged in a Startech powered 6-port USB hub to one rear jack on BDP-1. Easily recognizes and reads 4 drives from the powered hub! I am sooooo happy now. Before, I could not get it to read two 500-GB G-drives from the rear jacks, usually a power issue. Now, I have the two drives plus two 64-GB thumbies plugged into the hub. No power issues whatsoever. And the sound is fabulous with Furutech Formulaa-2 USB cables (well-shielded) feeding the hub and the two 500-GB drives.

If interested, here are the relevant links: ... ST7320USBC

Re: Rear USB ports

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:22 pm
by CanadianMaestro
I'm not one to go ga-ga about USB cables, but I'm getting very satisfactory results with Furutech's Formula-2 cable. Connects my BDP-1 to 500-GB pocket G-drives on rear USB ports. Not expensive, either. Specs are here for anyone interested. YMMV, but compared to the thinner black stock USB cable that comes with the G-drives, this Furutech is a marked improvement for smoothness across the Freq spectrum. Don't know how to explain it; they're just packets of 0's and 1's..... :? ... rmula2.pdf

Re: Rear USB ports

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:32 pm
by Gary Dayton
I use the AES/EBU in my system.

Re: Rear USB ports

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