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Going RME digital out to Crane Song HEDD
Old 11th August 2018
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Going RME digital out to Crane Song HEDD

Hi all, sorry this must be a stupid question! but if I would connect an external DA to my internal audio device, RME 9632 via digital output SPDIF, does the RME do anything else then transfer the digital signal??

IE does the "quality" of my internal audio device come into play in this scenario, or is it only sending out digital signal nothing else?

thanks!
Old 11th August 2018
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Digital signal is made up of 1s and 0s.. from what I understand conversion is key here so the signal being converted by the hedd is what you should pay attention to.
Old 13th August 2018
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Spdif out from RME unit will just spit out the digital info to the HEDD, which will then take that info and handle the D to A conversion. It will sound awesome
Old 14th August 2018
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Spdif out from RME unit will just spit out the digital info to the HEDD, which will then take that info and handle the D to A conversion. It will sound awesome
Correct but not complete. Before the D to A takes place, the HEDD gives you the option of whether or not to apply its internal DSP to the signal being converted. Either way you chose it will sound awesome.
Old 17th August 2018
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ok! thanks all for the replies
Old 17th August 2018
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does the RME do anything else then transfer the digital signal?
No. The RME signal is just sending the digital audio out of your computer. Pure digital signal. If the clocking is off, or it is damaged, then perhaps you might hear clicks and pops. But if properly installed its sending a pure digital signal to your converter. Once in the HEDD though, anything is possible!!
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