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Old 12th August 2010, 07:32 AM   #1
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Is this any good DAC or not?

Don't find much then I google it or search here..
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Old 14th August 2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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It's 20 years old, so I'd go for something else.
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Old 15th August 2010, 08:47 AM   #3
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It's stuck in a Tandberg TCP-4035 with a DF1700P

I'm more interesting in any opinion about this DAC (it's a BB), yes it's old but someone must have listen to it in any DAC or player?

Is there any quick and easy way to change it to a NOS? Don't want to do any big changes so I cant change it back again..
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Is this any good DAC or not?
Its pants - really bad glitch at the zero crossing. It sounded so bad that a colleague who designed an 8 channel output board with it redesigned the board to use another part.
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Old 15th August 2010, 09:54 AM   #5
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- really bad glitch at the zero crossing. It sounded so bad that a colleague who designed an 8 channel output board with it redesigned the board to use another part.
How did it sound, what was the "pants"? Do you know if he used the MSB adjustment in the design?
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I wasn't working on that particular project myself, so didn't get to listen to it. Just heard from one guy who was more of a 'golden ear' than the engineers that it was gritty. I did look on the scope and found the zero crossing glitch was seriously bad - guess it sounded like an amp with very bad crossover distortion - horribly harsh at lower levels.

Yes I think he did include the MSB trim pots and no, they didn't rescue the sound. They only affect the high level distortion.
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Old 15th August 2010, 10:18 AM   #7
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Do you know at what level and fq that the zero crossing glitches was seriously bad?
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Zero crossing glitches are by definition at zero crossing - meaning the lowest level - where positive and negative signals meet. What's fq?
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Yes I think he did include the MSB trim pots and no, they didn't rescue the sound. They only affect the high level distortion.
MSB affects everything but mostly low level distortion.

Glitch has nothing to do with distortion, glitch is when two switching devices overlap for a short time.
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Old 15th August 2010, 10:49 AM   #10
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fq = frequency

I got at CD with 1kHz test tone starting at -120dB, -110 and so on(dither and no dither), will I see the crossing distortion with this test tone and a oscilloscope?

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