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Old 12th August 2012, 10:23 PM   #1
SDIESEL77 is offline SDIESEL77  Ireland
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Hi Guys,

I d like to replace my Dacmagic dac by a DIY one that would ideally give better results.

The dac will be mainly used for my Squeezebox Touch and I d like to stay around 200 for this project.

Would you say that at this budget, I ll be able to get something better than the cambridge?

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Old 12th August 2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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New DIY DAC to replace my DacMagic
ODAC? Only one USB-input but the performance is supposed to be good. And it comes at less than €200.
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Old 12th August 2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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Forgot to say, the dac input has to be either coax or optical. USB output on squeezebox touch is not optimal.
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Old 13th August 2012, 12:16 PM   #4
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I've seen this one on eBay, anybody tried it?

PCB Gold NOS NDF DAC CS8412-CP + TDA1543 Assembled and tested | eBay
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Old 13th August 2012, 02:00 PM   #5
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I've seen this one on eBay, anybody tried it?

PCB Gold NOS NDF DAC CS8412-CP + TDA1543 Assembled and tested | eBay
Looks interesting.
check also this:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/junil...it-192khz.html

Nevertheless, although Cambridge Audio's DAC-Magic
- predecessor from the top device about
http://www.pieffeaudiovideo.com/medi...discmagic1.jpg -
is clearly to beat regarded the sonic quality, it is not easy to beat.

If you mean the new DAC-MAGIC about
http://images.computeraudiophile.com...agic_front.jpg
I am not sure, because I haven't heard.

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Old 13th August 2012, 03:04 PM   #6
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I m indeed speaking about the new version (released 4-5years ago)
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Old 14th August 2012, 09:24 AM   #7
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hifimediy cs4398 w/ transformers on outputs. See other thread in this forum.
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Old 14th August 2012, 10:08 AM   #8
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MiniDSP with MINIdigi?
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