I have been thinking about building a 192/24 capable USB to SPDIF converter for VortexBox. We would use a high quality clock chip and a good power supply. This would make VortexBox into a super high quality audio player and well as a server.
We would build it as a board that could go inside the VortexBox appliance. That way it would still be a very clean looking setup up with no external boxes. We would also sell the board for people building their own units.
The problem is we would need to pay to have this unit developed and there would be a minimum quantity order. Is anybody interested in this?
My initial though is it would be USB in and SPDIF coax out. We would keep costs down by not offering optical and other connecters on the board. Also it would be very easy to install on a home built system because there would only be one round connector (coax) that would go to the outside of the box.
Please post comments on this.