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ebay SPDIF dac "CS8416 + CS4398" only  - worth a try?
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Old 11th November 2017, 02:17 AM   #21
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monitoring this thread, even though its a bit old

I've been buying lots of those dacs (from amazon) and having great sounding results from them; but I have not done an audio numbers test at all. perhaps I'll try to run thru an AP or rmaa, and also try some of the mods.

from casual listening, though, its not really bad sounding. and the 4398 chip does not have issues with 'gibbs overflow' like so many others. as a signal nears 0db and stays near there, you can get math errors that cause really bad sounding (ie, even inversions of the wave!) effects. the cheaper ESS dacs don't impress me in the least and I avoid them like the plague.
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