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by bgravato
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors
Replies: 45
Views: 1093

Re: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors

Thank you for the suggestions Paul. I'm connecting the FiiO DAC between the TV's optical out to the RCA input on a pair of Edifier R1280T speakers. But for a true comparison of all the DACs available I also did some tests with the Presonus E3.5 BT. So basically the 3 testing scenarios using the Pres...
by bgravato
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors
Replies: 45
Views: 1093

Re: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors

Just a follow up...

I got that FiiO D03K DAC yesterday. I must confess I'm a bit disappointed... But I guess I set my expectations too high for a 30 euros device.

It's definitely an improvement over the TV's poor internal DAC, but still miles away from the Presonus BT internal DAC.
by bgravato
Tue May 25, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors
Replies: 45
Views: 1093

Re: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors

Using this exact "no name" unit which I paid like 12 bucks for. It has optical and coaxial inputs, just using the optical input. Yes, it was your previous comment that inspired me to get one of this. I saw "unbranded" ones, selling between 12 and 18 euros, but it's always a bit of an added risk. Yo...
by bgravato
Tue May 25, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors
Replies: 45
Views: 1093

Re: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors

Have you set the EQ/tilt on the back to your preference? Yes, but I'm actually happy with the neutral position. I also experimented connecting the Presonus to the (smart) TV in the living room (line out jack from the TV to RCA inputs) and played some youtube music videos from the TV and then compar...
by bgravato
Mon May 24, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors
Replies: 45
Views: 1093

Re: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors

A quick web search and I found out pulseaudio has a latency correction feat. I added +250ms to the latency offset on pulseaudio's advanced settings for the E3.5BT and now video and audio seem to be in sync! Well, most of the time... when playing youtube videos on firefox, it takes a few seconds for ...
by bgravato
Mon May 24, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors
Replies: 45
Views: 1093

Re: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors

Just a follow-up... Got my Presonus Eris E3.5 BT monitors today. From my preliminary tests, I can say I'm very happy with them. Connecting the NUC to them via bluetooth (BT) on Linux was very easy and straightforward (Debian Buster, running i3 window manager, bluez+blueman applet for managing blueto...
by bgravato
Fri May 21, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors
Replies: 45
Views: 1093

Re: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors

I've got one that I don't use any more - but I think that you're a bit too far away to collect it Bruno ;) And it got way farther after Brexit, even though neither of us moved an inch ;) Thank you Peter. No worries! Big house cleaning coming soon, so mine might show up eventually inside some box in...
by bgravato
Thu May 20, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors
Replies: 45
Views: 1093

Re: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors

That's really silent! I've ordered the Presonus E3.5 BT monitors. Estimated delivery date: next wednesday. As for recording, I'm not in a hurry, so I might wait a bit longer before ordering an audio interface. I still have some dim hope that I'll find my ART preamp... If not, the Focusrite Scarlett ...
by bgravato
Tue May 18, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors
Replies: 45
Views: 1093

Re: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors

I tried the Presonus Audiobox on a laptop today and there was no hiss, not even when connected to AC. Must be the NUC then... unfortunately replacing the NUC is not an option right now, so I'll probably go with the Presonus 3.5 BT monitors for now and possibly buy a focusrite scarlett later. Thanks ...
by bgravato
Mon May 17, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors
Replies: 45
Views: 1093

Re: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors

Paul2 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 6:58 am
Do you not have a retailer or music store near you that stocks them?
Unfortunately no, I'll have to order online, but I've been searching and I saw good reviews on the BT version of the Presonus.