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Old 21st August 2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default HiFiDIY's LM4780

Has anyone heard/built HiFiDIY's LM4780? After the currency exchange, it's about $120 CDN so it seems like a fair price for what you're getting (you get what you see in the pics below).

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Looks nice to me.
Let me know how it sounds.
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Old 24th August 2008, 12:44 AM   #3
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preety good and very compact in terms of minimum signal wiring length.
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Old 24th August 2008, 12:58 AM   #4
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For clarity, this seems to be a Special Olympic Edition of a LM4780 Kit from hifidiy.net

I couldn't seem to find a "SKU" for the complete kit, but if for as you say $120, thats got very decent value. A cursory search (since I've never seen the site before that they do ship to NA. But I get the impression the language barrier makes the process a little less transparent and difficult than it needs to be. I think what he really needs is a NA/british dealer to translate and sell his stuff to the english markets directly.
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For clarity, this seems to be a Special Olympic Edition of a LM4780 Kit from hifidiy.net

I couldn't seem to find a "SKU" for the complete kit, but if for as you say $120, thats got very decent value. A cursory search (since I've never seen the site before that they do ship to NA. But I get the impression the language barrier makes the process a little less transparent and difficult than it needs to be. I think what he really needs is a NA/british dealer to translate and sell his stuff to the english markets directly.

$120 CDN is a rough currency conversion. http://shop.hifidiy.net/product/249.htm

Keep in mind that this price is for sales within China only. Fortunately I'm able to ask a relative in HK to order it for me. Their US site sells it for quite a bit more I believe due to the middle man they use to sell to the english market.
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Old 24th August 2008, 05:26 AM   #6
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thats what group buys are for.
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Old 24th August 2008, 06:59 AM   #7
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I'll let everyone know when it arrives. I ordered this along aswell. http://shop.hifidiy.net/product/252.htm
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Oooh , looks delicious. Shiny...
Keep us posted. I'll bet it's a really good sounding set up. Love the tube.
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Old 18th September 2008, 07:08 PM   #9
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Hey guys,

I just finished building the DAC and Amp. I was so surprised at the quality of the enclosure as well as the PCB. I think just the enclosure itself weighs around 5~10 pounds. The PCB is really top notch and the components that came with it were Dale resisters and Nichonion (SP?) caps. I'm really new to this stuff so I don't really know any better but I know I've seen those names on these forums before.

I built the amp first because it had very few components on it. The overall sound was pretty good. I used it to drive my B&W 303s. The mids and highs were very nice but it seemed to be missing some low end compared to a vintage Fisher 500c tube amp I have. Special features include the relay that's used as a DC offset protection, and tube buffer.

The DAC is amazing! I've never heard my MP3s so clear before. I built it for the USB input and I am truly impressed. Both the amp and the dac have a tube buffer and together, it sounded much better than when I hooked up to a mini denon Cd player. Seemed to add the lows that were missing and it sounded very warm, much like a tube amp.

All together I paid around 2300 HKD which works to around 300CAD so I think it's a very decent deal considering that included everything ( parts, transformer, enclosure ). I noticed a lot of kits don't include the last 2.
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if the sound matches the photo quality then you're guaranteed a winner.
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