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Old 5th February 2011, 04:06 PM   #3631
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Pardon me if this has already come up... but has the price jumped on the gigawork dac?

I had been saving my pennies for the dac, I think it was $90 or so, without the transformer. Now all I see in the ebay store is $120 (+ extra $10 for shipping).

Is this just a momentary quirk of the Gigawork store, or is that the way it is now? Is the transformer in the kit worth the extra price? It was mmm.... Jan 20 or so I last saw it w/o the trafo.
I paid $90 + $20 shipping (without transformer) a few months ago. Now it looks as if Gigawork is only selling them with transfomers. Maybe he just hasn't relisted any of the non-transformers kits yet.

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Old 5th February 2011, 05:45 PM   #3632
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Ah ha! There is the answer. Thanks, Kec!
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Old 5th February 2011, 07:00 PM   #3633
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Big Dac Board transformers and PCM1798 for sale
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For sale shipping included to US addresses:
1 pair Jensen JT-11-YMPC. $50
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http://www.jensen-transformers.com/datashts/11ympc.pdf
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1 pair Edcor XSM 600/10k. $25
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EDCOR Electronics Corporation. XSM600/10K
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1 Pair Edcor MXL8CS wired to PCM1798 module for trans I/V out with RCA output connectors and ready to plug in to Gigaworks Big Dac Board. $100
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EDCOR Electronics Corporation. MXL8cs
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Spare PCM1798 module. $30.
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Old 5th February 2011, 07:17 PM   #3634
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Sendler,

What was your final decision on the trannies? I assume your done?
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Old 5th February 2011, 08:31 PM   #3635
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What was your final decision on the trannies? I assume your done?
I like the Vout dacs better. I never did buy any of the Edcors at 1:1 so I don't know what the XSM would sound like but they are very cheap. The Jensen JT-11-EMCF is probably a little better than the FMCF but they are very close. With the perfect load of my test attenuators, the Dayton foil caps still sound a little better but the transformers sound great into everything. Surprisingly, revisiting the AK4395 vs CS43122 through the new attenuators, I would put them back on par. Different but one not better than the other. The 4395 is better than the 4396.
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Old 7th February 2011, 01:11 PM   #3636
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Scott,

I've got a pair of the Edcor XSM 600/600 to try.

Question: Do you have decouple the opamps from the DAC? or, just disconnect the 15v transformer?


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Old 7th February 2011, 01:27 PM   #3637
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I've got a pair of the Edcor XSM 600/600 to try.

Question: Do you have decouple the opamps from the DAC? or, just disconnect the 15v transformer?


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I would unhook something such as the four coupling caps or jumpers that sit in a row right next to the dac module.
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Old 7th February 2011, 02:43 PM   #3638
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I would unhook something such as the four coupling caps or jumpers that sit in a row right next to the dac module.
Yeah, I was also thinking about that.

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