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Old 16th September 2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Question TDA1543 or PCM2702?

Hi! Please help me choose a DAC. I stand before an important choice - usb dac on tda1543(DDDAC1543 MK2, circuit description and Construction) or dac on pcm2702. Maybe someone was listening to these DACs, I do not know how they sound.
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Old 16th September 2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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of those 2, definitely the dddac, the 2702 is a piece of unadulterated crap =) whether used as a usb receiver, or its rudimentary dac functions, its half-baked at best
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Old 17th September 2011, 12:01 AM   #3
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I'd choose the TDA too; PCM2702 is too common, and being common kills the performance of an audio product. TDA1543 also has a niche market. Just don't look at measurements.
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Depends - if you like the sound of hifi, the TI. OTOH, music plays very well through my two TDA1543 DACs, and they're a tweaker's delight. Nothing much can rescue the PCM as I reckon the damage is probably done within. Disclaimer - I've not to my memory heard one so I'm just going on the technical aspects.
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