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Old 27th November 2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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I'm always tinkering about DACs.
Reading threads here and there an idea formed into my mind. Which are the best digital audio receivers?

I'm posting some specs below:
[model, brand, sampling rate, jitter RMS, year of introduction, avail]

DIR9001 (TI, 24/96, 50 ps, 2006, in production)
CS8414 (cirrus logic, 24/96, 200, 1998, discontinued)
CS8416 (cirrus logic, 24/192, 200, 2002 (upd 2007), in production)
...

Anybody that made comparisons could contribute to this thread. It is not intended to be a definitive guide, but just informative.
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I'd add the Wolfson WM8804/8805 spdif receivers to the list, both are in production. WM8804 is what I currently use.

Full specification sheet here: http://www.wolfsonmicro.com/uploads/...804_Rev4.0.pdf
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Thanks, updating.

[model, brand, sampling rate, jitter RMS, year of introduction, avail]

DIR9001 (TI, 24/96, 50 ps, 2006, in production)
CS8414 (cirrus logic, 24/96, 200 ps, 1998, discontinued)
CS8416 (cirrus logic, 24/192, 200 ps, 2002 (upd 2007), in production)
WM8804 (wolfson, 24/192, 50 ps, 2007, in production)

Later I will add links to overview and datasheets.
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I'd add the Wolfson WM8804/8805 spdif receivers to the list, both are in production. WM8804 is what I currently use.

Full specification sheet here: http://www.wolfsonmicro.com/uploads/...804_Rev4.0.pdf
Thank you very much.
The 8804 has the best specs so far. Does it also sound great? Did u compare it to any other receiver?

8805 is just the 8-channel version.
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Thank you very much.
The 8804 has the best specs so far. Does it also sound great? Did u compare it to any other receiver?

8805 is just the 8-channel version.
Unfortunately I have not done a direct comparison to the CS8416, and have not worked with any of the older chips recently enough to have a valid opinion, but I am very pleased with the overall performance of the dac I built using the WM8804 and a pair of PCM1798 in mono mode. (1794 are just too expensive..)

I did want to go with the WM8804 based on the excellent specs and it just happened that Twisted Pear Audio makes a receiver module using just this chip so I bought one assembled and built the rest of the dac.

I am using variants of the TPA boards which I built from bare pcb with some modifications and a fairly exotic analog supply. The dac is the best I have owned so far, better that I built it myself. (It replaced a heavily modified Zhaolu 2.5A using the AD1852 dac and a CS8416 receiver. The Zhaolu's performance was not at all in the same league as the new dac so I sold it.)
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Kevin,

Would you like to upgrade to PCM1794A? I have some I can share.
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http://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/akm/en/...k4114_f04e.pdf

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Kevin,

Would you like to upgrade to PCM1794A? I have some I can share.
Could be interesting, I would need two to upgrade my dac.
PM me when you have a moment.
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[model, brand, sampling rate, jitter RMS, year of introduction, avail]

DIR9001 (TI, 24/96, 50 ps, 2006, in production)

CS8414 (cirrus logic, 24/96, 200 ps, 1998, discontinued)
CS8416 (cirrus logic, 24/192, 200 ps, 2002 (upd 2007), in production)

WM8804 (wolfson, 24/192, 50 ps, 2007, in production,
datasheet)

AK4114 (AKM, 24/192, ?, in productiondatasheet)
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Kevin,

Would you like to upgrade to PCM1794A? I have some I can share.

Hello

I would be interested.

Are they same or better than PCM1792A ?

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