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Tweaking a DAC with CS8420 and CS4397
Tweaking a DAC with CS8420 and CS4397
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Old 30th December 2010, 11:13 AM   #11
sendler is offline sendler  United States
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Default Oettle clock

I have been asking the same question about the CS8420 with no avail because I use a DCX2496 or M-Audio Firewire 410 for active cross. Apparently Cirrus never made a more modern drop in replacement for it despite a legal battle over it's problems which prompted Behringer to pull production of the DCX2496 for a year despite huge demand. The only solution for replacing the CS8420 that I have read about is the Oettle clock board from Pilgham Audio although it would be cheaper to sell your dac and buy a Big Dac Board from Ebay which can be ordered with DIR9001, CS8421 and CS4397.
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The CS4397 is still one of the best sounding dac chips. Reportedly better than 4398 or PCM1798. It is at it's best when playing direct out through transformers or a blocking cap with no active stages. There is a long thread about the Big Dac Board here.
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Old 11th May 2013, 08:40 PM   #12
Tenson is offline Tenson  United Kingdom
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This is a bit old but.. is there any more info on swapping the CS8420 for CS8416?

For example, if one were to swap the CS8420 for CS8416 and swap the AK5393 for AK5394 ADC on a Behrigner SRC249, would it then be able to handle 192KHz?
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