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Old 23rd November 2008, 12:48 AM   #1081
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lets bump it up
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Old 24th November 2008, 01:11 AM   #1082
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Seems like a DAC to keep an eye on. If Gordon is thinking of using it in one of his designs I'm sure he will get the most out of it he can.
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Old 24th November 2008, 04:19 AM   #1083
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Maybe this has been answered, but anyone know where to get the chips? Seems like an awesome next project...
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Old 24th November 2008, 02:16 PM   #1084
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Maybe this has been answered, but anyone know where to get the chips? Seems like an awesome next project...
Single chips are sold in large quantities.
But there are available reference board ($350 i think) and Pearaudio developed one board called Buffalo (around $280 i believe). I think the second is better to try, cheaper and improved respect the reference board.
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Old 24th November 2008, 02:30 PM   #1085
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I'm looking at the Pear Audio board myself. Looks like a very good deal.
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Old 26th November 2008, 06:46 AM   #1086
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As far as I know, the chips cost around $60 in small lots. The twisted pear board, with a what looks like $25 of SMT components and a PCB added, costs $180, and takes a while to get. Not that I'm trying to say it's a bad deal or Russ shouldn't charge that much - he can charge what he wants considering it's his design. But I'm thinking about looking elsewhere to get my hands on the chip. Anyone in for a group buy?
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Old 26th November 2008, 11:38 AM   #1087
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TimmyMac, for the price the TP Buffalo board comes assembled. It also has code for the processor. Before you do a group buy, I suggest you look into how much time, effort and money those things cost.



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Old 26th November 2008, 12:10 PM   #1088
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As far as I know, the chips cost around $60 in small lots. The twisted pear board, with a what looks like $25 of SMT components and a PCB added, costs $180, and takes a while to get.
Yikes, you have neglected to account for quite a few other costs (both time and money)!

Stencil, Assembly, Testing, Packaging, Support, just to name some. When you add it all up the Buffalo is a very good value.

Availability is now much improved since we have begun to stock higher quantities. We still have Buffalo modules available which will ship Dec. 8th.

Ross, Thanks for the good word.

Brian and I are always conscientious to offer a solid value for the money.

Cheers!
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Old 26th November 2008, 12:21 PM   #1089
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Seems like an awesome next project...
Well, with this as an explicit reason, anyone ... well, has a good reason.
Now, start looking for breadboards for SMD, or design your own PCB and let it stuff elsewhere.
Indeed an awsome project ...

But what makes me respond is the fact that the offer/question for a group buy is done in this very thread. I thought it was not the most nice thing to do ...

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Old 26th November 2008, 01:42 PM   #1090
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Well, with this as an explicit reason, anyone ... well, has a good reason.
Now, start looking for breadboards for SMD, or design your own PCB and let it stuff elsewhere.
Indeed an awsome project ...

But what makes me respond is the fact that the offer/question for a group buy is done in this very thread. I thought it was not the most nice thing to do ...

Peter
I think mention of a group buy is fine in this thread. We have our own vendor thread for our DAC. Thanks though.
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