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Old 13th April 2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default I can't find a good diy DAC kit under $300?

I am a novice, but I'd like to build a DAC instead of buying. I have basic solldering skills. I was planning on buying a dac magic or peachtree audio gs. Something in that range.. but the few kits I have found are pricy. No nice case or power supply even. Also am I saving any money doing diy? $50 bucks doesn't seem to be worth the trouble. And thats without a nice enclosure. Also many dacs seem to be a lot more money.

Can anyone tell me if it is worth it other than fun ofcourse, or point me to some dacs

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+1 for the 2496 DAC kit. It's great sounding and it's beginner and advanced frendly.
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Old 13th April 2012, 10:59 PM   #5
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An alternative to AK4393 chip (THD+N = -100dB) is CS4398 (THD+N = -107dB):
CS8416+CS4398 DAC Kit Support USB + coaxial DAC Board | eBay

PS: CS4398 is used in audio cards like E-MU 1616m, 1212m.

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