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Old 19th March 2009, 09:03 PM   #21
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Dac_pet, thanks for that.

Have you considered offering a package deal for DAC Kits, upgraded receiver and HDAM with one postage cost.

I notice you have a special on the classics kit at present, are there still any left at the $119.00 price?
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Old 27th March 2009, 02:43 PM   #22
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Any more info on this dac?
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Old 3rd April 2009, 12:18 PM   #23
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Hi Everyone,

I have just completed a build of this TDA1541 x 4 DAC and the HDAM stage.

It is the most detailed and dimensional CD replay that I have ever heard. I am hearing macro detail that I was never aware of previously but what is more important it hangs the whole performance together with a beguiling mid-range and also majors on the low frequencies. In my book you would have to pay $1000's to come close.

I used three seperate toriodal transformers for the power supplies.
BNC connection for the SPDIF.

I have to say that I am persuaded by NOS applications but that may not be your bag.

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Old 3rd April 2009, 01:29 PM   #24
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Hi John

Looks good wish good listening.
Before few days I put also my order in eBay for thes DAC when receive and finish the will come back with my own musical experiences.
I want to report for the exceptional impression with the salesman that drew and materialised this DAC (polite, serious, communication, fast, infrequent you meet today)

GUS
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Old 3rd April 2009, 01:41 PM   #25
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Hi John

Looks good wish good listening.
Before few days I put also my order in eBay for thes DAC when receive and finish the will come back with my own musical experiences.
I want to report for the exceptional impression with the salesman that drew and materialised this DAC (polite, serious, communication, fast, infrequent you meet today)

GUS
Hi Gus,

Thank you for your kind remarks.

The seller is most helpful and will answer all your questions. He is to be recommended and I had him answer every question that I asked.

I hope you will enjoy building and listening to the DAC as much as I do.

John
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Old 3rd April 2009, 02:10 PM   #26
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Looks very good and I have every reason to beleive it sounds awesome.

In relation to Hi-end, I would like to add my opinion.

I have a TDA1541 based player and I'd most definately say it was high end! It's miles and miles in front of a musical fidelity A5.5 and only just behind my firends audioaero ($8000) player.

It looks to me as though several key principles have been considered in the design of this kit.

The many seperate regulators will ensure that little noise is transfered between key stages. High quility components appear to have been used (large smoothers clearly visible). Multiple transformer inputs ensure complete seperation of the PSU's. VCXO is way better than the std xtal in almost all cdps. Fully discrete output stage as compared to cheap opamps.

The 1541 chips are capable of an unbelieveable sound when they are presented with clean signal, clean rails with good decoupling and a good clock.

Most manufactuers claiming Hi-end performance are clearly falling way short of what this device will be capable of.

How much do you need to spend to get quad DAC's, 10+ supply rails and a discrete output stage from a mainstream manufacturer?? I would estimate that with handfull of transformers this kit (inc HDAM) would cost less than £400 to build.

I've never heard quad TDA's IMHO the theory says it all.

I'd certainly not hesitate to compare with a £2-3k player.

Just my opinion
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Old 3rd April 2009, 05:30 PM   #27
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Any easy way to get balanced output from this DAC?
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Old 3rd April 2009, 08:22 PM   #28
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Good question for Dac_pet
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Old 4th April 2009, 07:18 AM   #29
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I have bought this item from Man Ying. Waiting for the arrival of the parts.
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Old 4th April 2009, 12:50 PM   #30
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Hi, for the balance output for this DAC, the only way is re-design the circuit as this is the difference application. I am appreicate if anybody can give the advice.
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