If your computer has HDMI output simply plug a HDMI cable from your computer to the UMC-1 and that's it, or you could also use and Optical Digital cable(Toslink) cable if your computer has an Optical output.
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2019 12:10:55 GMT -5 by creimes
And, if all you want is music from your computer, does your computer have an SPDIF output (optical output or coax)?
XMC-1 DIRAC Full; Oppo 105/Spectrum Cable to Panny AE4000 w/106" screen; UltraRendu to LH Labs Geek Pulse X-Infinity; nCore nc400's or Prima Luna Premium Prologue to Maggie 1.7's; Rythmik F25; XPA-5 to CC-470v3 Center/ERD-1's; Thorens TD166 MkII/Denon DL207/XPS-1; 5-zone Sonos w/Def Tech AW5500's @ deck/pool/master bath & Sony SS-MB105/Polk R10 @ great room & kitchen. Two headphone setups: Hifiberry/BasX A100 and Allo BOSS/Schiit Asgard 2 (each to Senn 600's). PC w/Airmotiv 3b's. Roon user.
no , no hdmi , no spdif I have a usb will that work if I get an adapter usb too hdmi ? I am really new at these boards . I have been an audio file since I have been 16 years old . I am 62 years old now , I have 2 Emotiva xpa1 s 1 rpa 2 .I have 2 pro mono block Kenwood model 9s a perfect Umc1 preamp . My speakers are stacked Daulquist 10s they need alot of power too drive them , and I have the power , I have a KJAK passive 15 inch sub woofer powered by one of my Kenwood model 9s . one Erc -3 cd player . 80 inch tv one sony Blu Ray , thank you so much for the help , you are so kind , thank all of you . one note ; if you know any one looking for an RPA 2 AMP I have one for sale , original box with rack ears , all my gear is racked in a Middle Atlantic 19 inch rack mount . I take good care of my gear , my model 9s are 30 years old , A direct current amp .had them updated and clean , I use one for my center speaker , and one for my sub , these amps cost $ 2400 bucks back in 1976 they still kick butt , MY DQ 10S are 40 years old but I have re coned the the subs , replaced and updated matching mids and tweeters plus crossovers thats how much I love these speakers , lol lol at one time I was the only one in St. Louis , who owned a pair of stacked DQ10S , I powered them with the Kenwood model 9s . John Daulquist was way before his time in 1972 coming out with the dq10s . a phased aray speaker flat panel open in the back except for the 10 inch sub , the top DQ is turned upside down as too mirror image the lower DQ mid range and tweeter the sound is so lovely listening too my jazz , movie sound tracks , violins , piano , flutes , rock n roll , they are amazing too hear , I hear so much on my xpa1 and umc 1 preamp and DQS , music is my passion , you know you can learn a lot about some one by listening to their favorite songs , yes ? yes ? I will be waiting for your solutions . again thank you so much .
Do you have another way of getting video to your TV or do you plan to watch any video (like youtube or netflix) from your computer on your tv? Either way the answer is a USB To spdif (digital) output. -Then use your video output to the tv if you want tv. These are between $30 and 60.
Note there are USB to HDMI converters but since your computer does not have HDMI output (are you sure?!) the likelihood of it having a fast enough USB connection for HDMI is low. The current HDMI converters are USB 3 on amazon. You likely have a USB 1 or USB 2 machine. If you have a desktop computer, you can buy a graphics card (just make sure you find the right pci model that's compatible with yours) that has an HDMI output that also does video. These are usually $60. But they require you to open up your computer and install it (not hard but you have to research).
What I did was I used a PCI Musiland Digital Times card. You can find them on ebay. I had a tough time finding the drivers for it but I did get them. This one also provides spdif (and BNC) output. But once again, this owuld require a desktop computer that you can open up and a little bit of prior knowledge. (If you have a desktop) you can also buy a internal SOUNDCARD which has spdif output or your ONBOARD soundcard probably has an SPDIF output. If you have a desktop, the likelihood of you having one of these is high.
Transports: Sony BDP 5100 Blu ray player via RCA Coax PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection -
Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD600 headphones. two pairs 12 guage speaker cables per monoblock for biwire. Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE WITH HD600s!!)
thank you IT WORKED PERFECT FOR SOUND AND THAT WAS ON A 15 FOOT USB PRINTER CABLE TOO MY DAC THEN TOO MY UMC1 THANK YOU SO MUCH . THE SOUND IS GREAT , AMAZON DELIVERED IT TODAY, HOOKED IT UP IN 5 MINUTES . SCHITT MODI 2 WORKED PERFECT , SO KIND OF YOU ,