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Pink Faun I2S Bridge

Pink Faun I2S Bridge

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I2S Bridge

Computers are increasingly used in high-quality audio reproduction. The major advantage of a computer versus an embedded system is the great freedom and upgrade possibilities that a computer offers. In addition, computers are often equipped with powerful processors for easy processing of DSD streams, DSP settings and/or upsampling.

There are more and more manufacturers who use computer technology in their digital playback devices. Though, the built-in DAC in computers (part of the motherboard) is not sufficient enough to realize a high-quality digital to analog conversion. An external DAC is necessary. The Pink Faun I2S bridge realizes a high-quality I2S (PCM) connection between the music computer and the DAC. The Pink Faun I2S bridge also works as a filter to eliminate as many negative effects from the computer as possible and to allow a digital signal that is as clean as possible.

The Pink Faun HEA bridge is the base card for the I2S connection between computer and DAC. Unlike SPDIF, there is no industry standard for I2S. Each DAC manufacturer is free to choose its own connection for the I2S input. To overcome this, Pink Faun has developed the high-end Audio bridge (HEA bridge). The HEA bridge is a high-quality PCIe card with a flexible output system which can be placed in any computer. Pink Faun has built up a large database with compatible I2S DACs in recent years. If your DAC is in the list of compatible devices, then the Pink Faun HEA bridge is the best to use for streaming PCM files up to 32bit / 192KHz.

I2S or IIC stands for Inter-IC Sound and is an electrical serial bus interface that is used for connecting digital audio devices together. It is used to communicate PCM audio data between integrated circuits in an electronic device. The I2S bus separates clock and serial data signals, resulting in simpler receivers than those required for asynchronous communications systems that need to recover from the data stream. A frequently heard criticism is that I2S is not suitable for use between two devices. This criticism is totally unsubstantial. The results achieved with the Pink Faun HEA bridge speak for themselves. The maximum length between the HEA bridge (integrated circuit one) and the DAC’s I2S receiver (integrated circuit two) is one meter maximum. This length is absolutely irrelevant for a digital signal such as I2S.

Each Pink Faun HEA bridge is clocked with a TCXO clock embedded on the card. Although this clock provides outstanding results, there’s always room to improve. Therefore, the Pink Faun HEA bridge offers a very simple upgrade system for its clock. The clock upgrade is mounted on a separate board and is very easy to install on the HEA bridge. No need to solder on or program anything in the HEA bridge. The clock upgrade can also be carried out at a later stage, no technical knowledge is required. The clock upgrade is easy to place and the HEA bridge automatically switches to the improved clock.

List of Compatible DACS

HDMI - Audio-GD NFB7.77

HDMI - Audio-GD R1

HDMI - Audio-GD R28

HDMI - Audio-GD R7

HDMI - Audio-GD R7HE

HDMI - Audio-GD R8

HDMI - AudioByte Black Dragon

HDMI - AudioByte Hydra

HDMI - AudioByte Hydra +

HDMI - AudioByte Hydra X

HDMI - AudioByte Silver Dragon

HDMI - Channel Islands Audio Transient Mk II



HDMI - DiDit DAC212

HDMI - Empirical Audio Off-Ramp 5

HDMI - Gustard A20H

HDMI - Gustard U12

HDMI - Gustard X12

HDMI - Gustard X20

HDMI - Holo Audio Spring DAC

HDMI - Holo Audio Spring II DAC


HDMI - I2S Wadia DAC

HDMI - JAVS Digtial

HDMI - K&K Audio Extreme RAKK

HDMI - L.K.S Audio MH-DA003

HDMI - L.K.S Audio MH-DA004

HDMI - L.K.S Audio MH-DA004Mini

HDMI - M2Tech EVO Two

HDMI - M2Tech EVO Two Plus

HDMI - Matrix Audio X-Sabre Pro

HDMI - Matrix Audio X-Sabre Pro (MQA)

HDMI - Musica Pristina Virtuoso PCM DAC

HDMI - Pink Faun DAC2.32

HDMI - Pink Faun DAC3.32

HDMI - PS Audio Direct Stream DAC

HDMI - PS Audio Direct Stream Junior DAC

HDMI - PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC

HDMI - PS Audio Stellar DAC

HDMI - Rockna Wavedream DAC

HDMI - Singxer SU-1

HDMI - Sonore Signature Series DAC

HDMI - Stahl Tek Vekian DAC

HDMI - Wyred4Sound DAC-2

HDMI - Wyred4Sound DAC-2 DSD

RJ45 - Aqua Acoustic Formula xHD DAC

RJ45 - Aqua Acoustic La Scala mk II DAC

RJ45 - Aqua Acoustic La Voce D3 DAC

RJ45 - DENAFRIPS Terminator I2S-C

RJ45 - Empircal Audio Overdrive

RJ45 - I2S Kingrex DAC

RJ45 - L.K.S Model IV

RJ45 - Metrum I2S

RJ45 - Nagra HD DAC

RJ45 - Northstar Design Extremo

RJ45 - Northstar Desgin Mk II 192

RJ45 - Northstar Design DAC32

Other - Audial 3 x BNC



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