FiiO Forums

 Retrieve Password
Register Now
/Sign In
Search
!show!: 837|Reply: 3

X7 Mark II:Can the device output on both analog&digital ports (bottom/top)?

Senior Member

Rank: 4

digest
0
posts
198
F-Coin
713
Audio Sources
microSD, OTG
AMPs
FIIO X5 Gen 3, X3 Gen 2
regtime
2017-4-1
Post time 2019-8-13 00:48:43 |Show all posts |
I was just curious if the X7 Mark II can output audio on both
ports on the device at same time? There is an analog output on the bottom
and on top there is the selectable output for analog, digital optical or
digital coaxial output.

I could not get it to work I believe... I set the output to toslink digital
out to send audio to a Yamaha R-N803 stereo receiver but also
wanted to send the analog output  on the bottom to some other
device like a disco light to pulsate to the music or perhaps headphones
for monitor, etc..
I think once I connected one or the other, it stopped audio on the other
port to focus on just one output.

I am just curious, it is not that important as I have an alternative
way to do it using the Yamaha or even a Creative Labs Sound Blaster X7
in a more portable setting. I just wanted to know if this can be done
without using those other devices and just using the Fiio device.
I am just experimenting with this more as I explore using the Fiio device
as a more so server device to send lossless (uncompressed) audio to it wirelessly
from another android device or computer using Wi-Fi (5GHz band) & setting
NeutronMP in rendering mode and depending less on using lossy bluetooth though
low latency.
The Fiio device just processes/receives the audio
and outputs/forwards it to the stereo system (digitally). It is all experimental,
though it works well, there is still some 2 second delay... --still making things
complicated

Thank you.

Reply

Use magic Report

Super Moderator

Born for music and happy

Rank: 8Rank: 8

digest
3
posts
2049
F-Coin
102242
regtime
2013-5-10

Medal of X3 Senator if Forums Honorary Admin Excellent Moderator Outstanding Contributors King of Chatting Master of Publictity Master of Promotion Enthusiastic Member Active Member Supernova

Post time 2019-8-13 17:24:07 |Show all posts |
Dear friend,

No. The digital output and analog output could not work at the same time.

Best regards
Reply

Use magic Report

Senior Member

Rank: 4

digest
0
posts
198
F-Coin
713
Audio Sources
microSD, OTG
AMPs
FIIO X5 Gen 3, X3 Gen 2
regtime
2017-4-1
Post time 2019-8-14 00:17:01 |Show all posts |
Edited by currter at 2019-8-14 00:53
FiiO replied at 2019-8-13 17:24
Dear friend,

No. The digital output and analog output could not work at the same time.

That is fine... I just thought maybe they could
since there are 2 outputs on the Fiio X7 Mark II
and the one on top is selectable analog or digital
the one on bottom is analog.
I did notice that even in analog mode, both ports
do not output on both 3.5mm ports ,,, it is one or the
other.

It is just my Yamaha R-N803 can receive digital input and
can output on the analog RCA outputs... similarly with the
Sound Blaster Creative X7 I have...

I was hoping to just have an option of just using the Fiio device
to do something similar going smaller scale. It is okay.

Can you update the device to be able to output on both ports
even in analog mode without using a splitter? Then you could
consider outputting both digital and analog on the other port?
I do not think it is that difficult it is a matter of just hardware
since the digital to analog conversion is built into the unit anyway?
Example: The FLAC or WAV files internal or stored in the unit
or sent to the unit are defacto "digital" from the CD PCM
so it has to be converted to analog for the 3.5mm headphone jack
on the bottom anyway... and you have to do nothing to send the
digital output on the top jack that is sent to a device that can
translate that digital signal and convert it within its system such
as my Yamaha to convert the digital optical output to analog.
Fiio would not do that, that is left to the receiving device.
Fiio just has to forward it all... I think it could be done even
if it is a small device ?

Also, though this device does not compare as far as audio quality
with Fiio devices, but the Avantree Plus bluetooth (aptx) device
can output on both its digital (optical, toslink) and analog (3.5mm)
output ports. So the device receives a PCM digital represented
stream perhaps FLAC or WAV from some bluetooth device and
the Avantree Plus decodes it and outputs on both digital and
analog outputs.
And of course the Yamaha R-N803 and Creative Labs Sound Blaster
X7 can do something similar.
I would not see why Fiio could not unless it needs some hardware update
or change. The FLAC or WAV files or data sent to it is in some digital form
already so it is a matter of pushing that digital stream out on the top port
if selected as such and since that digital data has to be converted (it is a DAC),
then that analog signal can be pushed out on the bottom port....
just that both have to be done at the same time and not be a selectable
option?

Thank you.
Reply

Use magic Report

Senior Member

Rank: 4

digest
0
posts
198
F-Coin
713
Audio Sources
microSD, OTG
AMPs
FIIO X5 Gen 3, X3 Gen 2
regtime
2017-4-1
Post time 2019-8-16 23:57:17 |Show all posts |
I would like to add...
I am focusing more on streaming lossless audio through the Fiio device
but without using bluetooth which may reduce the audio to a compressed
lossy form. This is why I am preferring to use Wi-Fi more so.

So I am going from FLAC or WAV lossless (uncompressed ) forms of audio
from a source and using Wi-FI to send that audio through Fiio that is
connected to a lossless uncompressed receiving device either connected
using 3.5mm to RCA analog, or digitally (Toslink/optical or coaxial ) --
instead of sending lossless audio via bluetooth -lossy- to the receiving devices.

I feel I want lossless to lossless without a lossy bottleneck in between.
Reply

Use magic Report

You have to log in before you can reply Login | Register Now

About FiiO|Warranty|Contact Us|FiiO Forums  

GMT+8, 2019-12-10 17:30 , Processed in 0.021906 second(s), 25 queries .

Powered by Discuz! X2.5

© 2001-2012 Comsenz Inc.

Top