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Old 20th March 2013, 08:05 AM   #341
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Oh No! This was on my list of builds I wanted to try!
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Old 20th March 2013, 09:32 AM   #342
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Seems they will be available again...
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Old 20th March 2013, 08:38 PM   #343
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Yes, it is in stock now:

Hifimediy CS4398 DAC "direct out", TCXO oscillator

they write that there was a problem with the cs4398: it was burned by electrostatic discharge and they suggest now to put some diodes between the output caps and connectors.

So, I guess that this problem happens only if caps are used. If one would use a output transformer, or a buffer with a input shunt resistor, no problem would come? Is this correct?

Any experience (good or bad) ??
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Old 12th May 2013, 01:22 PM   #344
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To have 192khz,pin10 of cs4398 needs set high
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Old 12th May 2013, 02:50 PM   #345
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Yes, it is in stock now:

Hifimediy CS4398 DAC "direct out", TCXO oscillator

they write that there was a problem with the cs4398: it was burned by electrostatic discharge and they suggest now to put some diodes between the output caps and connectors.

So, I guess that this problem happens only if caps are used. If one would use a output transformer, or a buffer with a input shunt resistor, no problem would come? Is this correct?

Any experience (good or bad) ??
Hi there all!

Mine Direct out Dac did just that - got burned and smelled badly. First try with only caps on output. Got it fixed and mounted some Sowthers on the balanced output: and now it has been playing beatiful music for 6 months - and is so clear and distinct with no signs of smoke anymore. So that fixed my problem.

Happy listening all.

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Old 13th May 2013, 01:18 PM   #346
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Got it fixed and mounted some Sowthers on the balanced output: and now it has been playing beatiful music for 6 months - and is so clear and distinct with no signs of smoke anymore. So that fixed my problem.
What Sowters did you use? the 3575?
And where did you source them?
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Old 13th May 2013, 05:23 PM   #347
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Arrow Hi Nakamoomin....

Hi there ---

As an answer to your question I can say that I used the 3603 with 4 300ohms resistors from the balanced output. If you look back to post 250 and several posts around there - some of us did use somewhat equal configuration with the sowther transformators!

And I can send you some photos/layout for the balanced output(but there are some good descriptions around post 250 as well).

And if you are in this area (westcoast) in Norway -. you could both look and listen to my solution!

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Old 6th June 2013, 05:41 PM   #348
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Hi there ---

As an answer to your question I can say that I used the 3603 with 4 300ohms resistors from the balanced output. If you look back to post 250 and several posts around there - some of us did use somewhat equal configuration with the sowther transformators!

And I can send you some photos/layout for the balanced output(but there are some good descriptions around post 250 as well).

And if you are in this area (westcoast) in Norway -. you could both look and listen to my solution!

Best

Olav
Hi Olav!

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Old 6th June 2013, 06:03 PM   #349
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To have 192khz,pin10 of cs4398 needs set high
Hi xslavic,
I just want to start recording and monitoring at 192kHz. I was trying now and the DAC is not behaving as it should.

How would you advise me to do?
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Old 9th June 2013, 02:20 PM   #350
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I've had an issue with my DAC as well, it outputs only through capacitors. I had a problem with intermittent loss of signal on the optical input, I needed to reheat the board connections to reflow the joints which fixed the problem. But after hooking it back in my system it plays ok, but the level of detail in the music seems to be noticeably less, seems to have lost resolution in the upper frequencies. Any ideas?

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