April 2010 Update: The INT202 second shipment has enhanced features and updated new pricing. For more information please see: http://www.asiaweiss.com/main/?p=167
INT202 Firewire Interface
The INT202 is a small interface box for Firewire to AES/EBU and S/PDIF conversion. In addition the audio volume can be controlled in the digital domain via an infrared remote control unit. The INT202 finds its application in interfacing a PC or MAC computer to a D/A Converter unit. With the volume control feature it can also replace a preamplifier. The outputs can be operated in single wire up to 192 kHz sampling rate or in dual wire at the 176.4 / 192 kHz rates.
Features of the INT202:
- Two firewire sockets
- Can be powered from Firewire bus or from an optional power supply
- Two XLR output sockets
- Two RCA output sockets
- Operates up to 192kHz sampling rate
- Single or dual wire operation at sampling rates of 176.4 or 192 kHz
- Infrared remote control (optional) for volume
- Volume control is dithered to avoid quantization distortion
This is return the quest for audiophiles who already own very high quality DAC, and want to add a simple high quality stereo digital interface to playback audio files.
INT202 can get power from the Firewire Bus, but there is power supply. The remote control is same as ATT202, so one remote can share between 2 units. If you do not need to change the digital volume on INT202, it simply acts as a firewire to AES / SPDIF digital device, the content is bit transparent.
More indepth info can be found here: http://www.designwsound.com/dwsblog/?page_id=2033