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Old 14th October 2006, 01:41 AM   #21
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Excellent ... thanks fior the clarification. Keep up the good work.

! & 2: I as well have no problems with the EtherNet connections, wireless or otherwise. I guess I was just trying to discover your motives if other than convenience = no wires. (I have not seen any effect of the wired connection visa vis power supply noise feed through, etc.)

3: " ... I personally feel you are better off choosing your own DAC and using the SPDIF out on the SB3. I have been extremely happy using an outboard DAC; first a modded Bel Canto and now Peter's NOSDAC. ..." ... good advise.

Thanks for taking the time to answer my pecular questions.
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Also I did a little web search for "NOSDAC" and "Peter's NOSDAC" and got a lot of older links, mostly in several languages other than english. Got a link to the one you are using? ... Got comments about performance, usability, DIY stuff?

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Also I did a little web search for "NOSDAC" and "Peter's NOSDAC" and got a lot of older links, mostly in several languages other than english. Got a link to the one you are using? ... Got comments about performance, usability, DIY stuff?
"Peter's NOSDAC" has been recently mentioned here: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/a...e5/system.html
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Old 15th October 2006, 02:41 PM   #24
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"Peter's NOSDAC" has been recently mentioned here: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/a...e5/system.html
Size of aluminium tubes in your new products, amp is in 10cm x 5cm, and dac is in 8cm x 4cm?
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Old 15th October 2006, 03:10 PM   #25
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Amp is 3 x 6", DAC is 2 x 3" (1"= 2.54cm)
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Old 5th November 2006, 06:21 PM   #26
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I am very interested in your realization, and I have one question: isn't the Squeezebox supplied with a good dac? Didn't you use it? Did you use another one? thanks.
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Old 6th November 2006, 02:54 AM   #27
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Kooka,
The squeezebox does come with it's own onboard DAC. As a stock unit i found it quite flat so have always used an outboard DAC. First a Bel Canto and now Peter's NOSDAC. With an outboard DAC the I found that the sound improved tremendously. If you search the forums you will find that others have had similar experiences and opted for another DAC.
In the next week or so i plan on implementing a buffer circuit, at which point i feel that i will be in a better position to comment on the sound of the whole get up
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Old 6th November 2006, 06:32 AM   #28
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I see. I'm looking forward for your comments about the buffer...
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Old 18th November 2006, 11:21 PM   #29
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Default added buffer

I finally added Peter's buffer. The sound has improved remarkebly and the amp seems to have an easier time driving my speakers.
I can only describe the sound as being easier and more control over the base.
I didn't swap out the coupling caps on the DAC, and once eveything was wired up i hadn't left any room to desolder... oh well next time.
I am very happy with the way it all worked out. It is dense inside the chassis, what with 4 toroids, one smps and 6 boards.
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Old 19th November 2006, 08:44 AM   #30
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I am sure it is very difficult to take more pictures inside the case, but how did you intalled the squeezebox disply inside the case? I mean, I can't see any screw in the front panel...
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