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Old 19th April 2008, 03:33 AM   #421
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How did you test DSD? And also would you say you prefer it to the Opus? I know you guys are really modest and don't like to make claims to you work but would rather other people do it but I feel your very trust worthy
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Old 19th April 2008, 03:47 AM   #422
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To get the DSD I basically hacked a Denon DVD-2910 taking the DSD at the DAC pins. Its actually not much of a hack. Just solder a couple wires.

Sure Buffalo probably sounds better than Opus can. But its also not as simple, and it is more expensive. It should and does perform very well.

That said I won't be giving away my opus.

So the only way to say if it is better or not is to know your priorities. They are both IMHO excellent DACs.

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Old 19th April 2008, 04:22 AM   #423
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Default DVD-2910 mod

Since I have received a few emails asking how its done here is how you get DSD from any SACD player which uses the PCM1791 like the Denon DVD-2910.

Pin 1 is DATA R

Pin 3 is DATA L

Pin 5 is the bit clock.

Then you just need GND.

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Old 19th April 2008, 04:30 AM   #424
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Dustin, will the average DIYer be able to purchase this chip in small quantities?
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Old 19th April 2008, 04:33 AM   #425
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Its not that long a thread

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...83#post1438783
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Old 19th April 2008, 04:35 AM   #426
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Did you already own the Denon or purchase it after Dustin mentioned it I wasn't sure you used his method but glad to hear it works great. I'll have my dual mono Opus and I don't know that I'll get a buffalo. Probably going to depend on how expensive it is.
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Old 19th April 2008, 04:37 AM   #427
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I have had the 2910 for a long time. Its actually a good SACD player in its own right, if not stellar.
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Old 19th April 2008, 04:39 AM   #428
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The Opus supports DSD as well doesn't it? Have you used this method on the Opus?
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Yes, it does, but I have not been able to get my hands on a WM8741 to test with it yet. The PCB does support DSD input though, yes.
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Ah so the WM8740 does not support DSD. Bummer
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