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Old 16th April 2008, 02:35 PM   #411
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Hi hirez69,
You have another configuration (PCB) with Sabre?
I see Russ White have also one Sabre DAC
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Old 16th April 2008, 06:47 PM   #412
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This will have to do for now

Yes it is working, but I Brian and I still have a lot of testing to do.

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Well I'm in love although I'd love more to hear listening impressions But I can be patient....hopefully I'll get these parts tomorrow and have my opus working. That should hold me over until I can get a Buffalo.
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Old 17th April 2008, 02:20 AM   #413
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Default It Is Alive!!

Here it is making music. Feeding it on the bench from an SMC media streamer, then to IVY using SE outputs to my bench RevC amp.

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Sounds very, very, very good (that's as subjective as I get ).

Code is still very basic, so we still have work to do, but there are no significant obstacles in view...
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Old 17th April 2008, 02:24 AM   #414
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Do you think the PCB is going to change? And how does it compare to the Opus with the Metronome? Is it A LOT better or just a slight improvement? Wondering because trying to decide if I want to order a second opus board and metronome to do dual mono on my current DAC or get the Metronome and the Ballsie or wait for the Buffalo....although still not sure on the price of the buffalo or time frame so I'm really not sure at this point....lol.
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Old 17th April 2008, 02:28 AM   #415
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I have only listened from a crappy source and crappy speakers, so no real comparisons yet. I think the boards will probably stay the same for now.
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Old 17th April 2008, 02:52 AM   #416
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Glad to hear it's working well for you guys. Looks like a winner ;D
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Old 17th April 2008, 05:21 AM   #417
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So impatient, ME !!!
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Old 17th April 2008, 07:18 PM   #418
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Default Re: DAC4392 + ESS Sabre: this is incredible.

Hi hires69:

Are you playing the ESS demo board stock, ie with the included clock and analog output stage?

Also thanks to Terry Demol for the in depth answer bout the 'tails. Impressive output stage compliance.

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Old 18th April 2008, 11:26 PM   #419
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Well guys, Im gals to see there wasn't too much trouble getting the chip running. looking forward to your opinions.


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Old 19th April 2008, 02:44 AM   #420
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I have been listening to my "Buffalo" design now for several hours. The Sabre DAC is simply stunning.

The Sabre chip is indeed delivering on its promise. I have been very cautious not to get too excited about a basically unknown chip.

I have tested SPDIF, DSD,and PCM. All work flawlessly.

Dustin you did a great job with the chip. I will only say that it sounds fantastic. I am not good with audiophile babel, I can only repeat it is stunning.

I look forward to having the circuit fully vetted.

Will publish specs when I have them.

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