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Old 6th November 2012, 05:56 PM   #1421
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I'm using the eXD board in a couple of builds with good results.
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Old 6th November 2012, 06:13 PM   #1422
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No, at least there are another two, the ExaU2I (ExaU2I) and the above mentioned exD (exD) but at $399 they are 10x the price and the former, in its current version, can only play DSD through a propietary app though it does MCh.

BTW, it is possible to rip native DSD files (ISO, DFF or DSF) in either stereo or MCh from any SACD disc using one of the older PS3s. Some infosacd-ripper:

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Old 6th November 2012, 08:22 PM   #1423
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I've used all three, and they each have their strengths. The eXD and the ExaU2I sound better in stock form (and of course, the exaU2I doesn't do DSD apart from some monkey business). I'd be very pleased if with using a PS instead of USB power the Combo384 performs at a similar level as the other two.
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Old 6th November 2012, 09:01 PM   #1424
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which is the eXD interface? I thought before it was same thing as exaU2i...

Nevermind, googled for it
"The total harmonic distortion is not a measure of the degree of distastefulness to the listener and it is recommended that its use should be discontinued." D. Masa, 1938

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Old 6th November 2012, 09:10 PM   #1425
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Click on the 'exD' in post #1422 above. Separate board. Overall, very well done. Good onboard regulation, accepts 6V PS, separate headers for I2S and DSD (they can flash the firmware to multiplex I2S/DSD for the ESS chips that support both).

I've been using one of these with FIFO; OttoII handling the switching duties. Very nice.
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Old 6th November 2012, 11:57 PM   #1426
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I'm waiting for the TPS7A4700 PCB to test my Si570 clock board. Hopefully I can get them this week.

Si570 driver firmware programming job are almost finished with partly opening the frequency control function to the third party external controller.

Isolator board also reserved an isolator footprint for the external controller, as well as an isolated I2C port for the DAC (ESS9018).

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Old 7th November 2012, 03:02 AM   #1427
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Originally Posted by iancanada View Post
Is that Amanero the only USB capable for native DSD output so far?
In Japan ElectrArt's "USB Dual Audio" board is very popular among local DIY users.
USB DSD DAC and ADC by ElectrArt

The board supports DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256 of both 44.1kHz & 48 kHz series.
Moreover, he is preparing PCM to DSD256 or DSD512 converter hardware board.
USB DSD DAC and ADC by ElectrArt
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Old 7th November 2012, 06:25 PM   #1428
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1. bigpandahk
2. tagheuer
3. hochopeper
4. qusp (of course)
5. AR2 - definitely!
6. wktk_smile
7. hirez69
8. CeeVee - you bet!
9. number9
10. analog_sa - GB maniac
11. edbk
12. atom6422
13. misterrogers - Of Course!
14. NicMac - as usual!
15. Zoran 16. PET-240
17. Coolhead
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19. SYklab
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Old 9th November 2012, 03:41 AM   #1429
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Default Battery management board test 1

Last night did a brief test with it. 3 scenarios:
1. Default power supply from FIFO board (6v)
2. Power by salas bib shunt regulator tune to 180mA ccs, 6v
3. With the power management board, 4x rechargeable NiMh Sanyo AA battery 2000mA, 5.6v fully charge.

I don't have tool to measure, only depends on my ear. I think 2 is the better by a hair to 3. With separate power supply, it is more refine, smooth and bass in better.

My configuration is simple Sony 338esd -> coax -> FIFO -> coax -> BII -> tube I/V -> amp.

I have a phone LiPo battery, i am thinking of removing U7 on the clock board and direct feed the power there. But the battery is 3.6v, can it be use?
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Old 9th November 2012, 05:29 AM   #1430
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is it really 3.6 when fully charged?
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