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Old 10th September 2012, 06:21 PM   #241
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This is a general purpose isolator for balanced/unbalanced conversion... Hopefully the signal is coming out high enough for a direct amp connection... I've payed 122.16 Pounds for two OCC wired Transformes.

Datasheet: Sowter Type 3603
OCC Option: SOWTER TRANSFORMERS OCC OXYGEN FREE WIRE
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Old 11th September 2012, 07:15 AM   #242
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Is there a specific model of transformer that is highly recommended at reasonable price?
I used a set of Jensen JT-11-DMCF transformers. Not the cheapest but they work really well with CS4398. The Experience with this DIY DAC thread has a lot of discussion of various transformers from cheap to expensive for a CS4398 based DAC.
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Old 11th September 2012, 12:35 PM   #243
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I used a set of Jensen JT-11-DMCF transformers. Not the cheapest but they work really well with CS4398. The Experience with this DIY DAC thread has a lot of discussion of various transformers from cheap to expensive for a CS4398 based DAC.
Thank you very much for the link. So far I like the sound of the DAC very much and hope to maximize its performance.
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Old 12th September 2012, 03:11 AM   #244
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Hi There,

I ordered mine a couple of days ago and am greatly looking forward to this DAC!!

I have read this entire thread from start to finish, and am now up to date

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Old 18th September 2012, 11:18 AM   #245
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Thumbs up My Dac arrived.....

Hi all!

Today my sweet little NewDac came in the post - thanks to HiFiDIY for perfect boards - and I look forward to listen to Hi-Res files on this Less-is-More kind of doing digital sound. Just now I am listening to Christe Winn on 24/96 Wav files on my old DacMagic(with OpAmps and filters). My B1-Pre has only 2 transistors and my SITLamp has ONLY 1 transistor(Sony 2SK82). Think it will be even more musical with this sc4398dac(hope so).
But first I have to go 14 days offshore to my telecom-schedule. Have to wait till beginning of october for to get it singing.

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Old 18th September 2012, 04:19 PM   #246
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Got mine today too.

Busy comparing the tiny HifiMeDiy USB DAC to the ODAC at the moment. Will report back here once I get the Direct-out DAC up and running.
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Old 18th September 2012, 04:54 PM   #247
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I've tested for a few hours... State Of Art Sound, streamed from my HDSP@LinuxBOX! ...This DAC is real love, thanks a lot!!!
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Old 18th September 2012, 05:21 PM   #248
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Default Hi Puredyne...

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I've tested for a few hours... State Of Art Sound, streamed from my HDSP@LinuxBOX! ...This DAC is real love, thanks a lot!!!
Thanks for your report - I wonder if you have tried the DAC with oversampling, since as your photo shows you are running Non-Oversampling for the moment. And if you could say what you prefer of the 2 possibilities?

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Old 18th September 2012, 05:32 PM   #249
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Hi OlavHaal, Via Jack Server the hardware upsampling is totally unnecessary, all system streams are eventually summed and resampled by the server.
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Old 2nd October 2012, 08:46 AM   #250
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I've tested for a few hours... State Of Art Sound, streamed from my HDSP@LinuxBOX! ...This DAC is real love, thanks a lot!!!
I have the same transformer (from HiFiMediy?)..
What rating mains fuse have you chosen??

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