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Old 21st April 2012, 03:41 PM   #1881
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Thanks Salas.

I have Acoustat 2+2 speakers with a Revel B120 subwoofer (cutting it at 60hz), a PS Audio 200c amp, a modified Behringer DEQ2496 (output stage by-passed with Jensen transformers) and an Audio Widget for dacs and a currently armless VPI HW-19 turntable (looking for an Ittok arm for it). 99% of my music is in flacs in a computer which feeds the audio widget dac by usb and the Berhinger from spdif, using mpd in linux.
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Old 21st April 2012, 04:54 PM   #1882
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Finally I hook up the DCB1 to my Icon and JBL for testing, after 2 hours listening I can tell you that the Icon/JBL never sounds so nice before. Wide sound stage, detail and smooth... I will let it run for a little longer then connect it to my main system.

I havn't replace the PS caps yet, the input/output PRP resistors were replaced, the 2 100uf e-caps were replaced with BG, 2 1M PRP were replaced with Tokyo. Transformer is Talema 100VA 2x15Vac. I will order 2 3R resistors next week to make it hotter.

Thanks for Salas and Tea-bag putting together such a nice project.

I will still need to look for a good remote volume and selector control and put everything in a nice case.

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Old 21st April 2012, 05:01 PM   #1883
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Nice one. Tokyo resistor brand? Where you get those and what is their tech?
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Old 21st April 2012, 05:10 PM   #1884
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I am using their CM series.

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Old 21st April 2012, 05:19 PM   #1885
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Aha, Tokyo is TKD. Did not know the acronym.
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Old 21st April 2012, 05:20 PM   #1886
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Hey Skylab. I have the WFS DAC2 as well, for a couple of years.
What do you think of yours?
Nice work too! That case looks nicer than anything I've owned.
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Old 21st April 2012, 05:50 PM   #1887
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The case was from my old tube pre-amp I built 15 years ago. I had the DAC2 for more than 2 years already, I was one of the early owner. I am using a AD1955 DAC (next to the oppo) for the last few months and like the AD1955 better, the DAC2 has more features but I wasn't using much. I don't listen to HD material only CD or flac ripe from my own CD. I us a OPPO 83 SE Nuforce as a transport. Rowland model 2 power amp and Capri pre-amp and I am using the capri for volume control until I decided on one.

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Old 21st April 2012, 08:45 PM   #1888
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Kinda tragic fate....8-)
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Old 21st April 2012, 09:08 PM   #1889
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Kinda tragic fate....8-)
Hopefully not for long... it had a Mission arm that I sold. I've been looking for a "bargain" Ittok, but since it has not panned out well, I think I'm going for an audiomods.co.uk modified Rega. Sorry for the OT post...
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Old 22nd April 2012, 12:36 AM   #1890
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I have a 774. If you could locate an SME IV, great construction and set up, lasts. Will use a heavy mass cart?
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