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Old 8th May 2007, 10:21 PM   #101
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John

Like indypants i too would be very interested in the new board for the Da Capo. Can you
give us an update?

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Old 14th May 2007, 11:17 PM   #102
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John,

offish topic but have been proud owner of three box PIP for 5 years - bought second hand on the day of advertisement and yes i RAN to get it.

It has enhanced my world every day since then but sadly now needs some TLC.

PLEASE can you help or point me in the right direction?

UK based

Problem is that right hand channel now rumbles and whooshes. Suspect I have fallen foul of capacitoritis. Is fine when warmed up but recently have had to turn off and then have to wait while it warms up - three four hours in some cases. Also know batteries must need changing by now.

Any help much appreciated.

Anthony
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Old 15th May 2007, 12:16 PM   #103
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Hi Anthony,

I'm sorry to hear that you’re having troubles with your PIP, but glad that it’s given you so many years of Joy.

I'm not the original designer of the PIP; however I did help to rectify small issues with the design.

Normally, when there is any kind of noise problem with Pip’s, the most common problem is with the LED current sources. As LED's get old, they can become noisy - I would fist change all the LED's.

The LED's must be changed with the same colour (standard type - not high intensity).

I hope this will resolve your issue,

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Old 15th May 2007, 02:51 PM   #104
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Hi John,

I don`t suppose you ever got round to changing the caps in your own Da-Capo, Cardinal & DC?

Just wondered as I had hoped you would be able to recommend the best caps to use in diffrent parts of the circuit...

I am really keen to get mine changed before it dies on it`s own accord but don`t want to just change the caps for all the same make or type. If I am going to have to spend the money changing all the caps I would preffer to optimise the choice of cap to it`s purpose in the circuit.

Thanks Again for your help and advice...

Cheers

John
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Old 15th May 2007, 08:41 PM   #105
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Thanks for the advice John,

I can certainly try it! I think swapping some leds within my capacity.

Is awfully loud rumble for such a tiny little ight though......

Anthony
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Old 16th May 2007, 08:13 AM   #106
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Default well i took the lid off...

sometimes you know when you're beaten.

I know this is the diyaudio forum but im going to wimp out.

Any suggestions where it could go for help much appreciated - thought of being without it actually making me kind of blue.

On which note.......Anthony
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Old 16th May 2007, 08:10 PM   #107
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Hi John,
I've been reading some interesting comments on other forums from DIYers getting good results using the Slim Devices Squeezebox as a transport to high-end DACs after disabling the internal clock and connecting an external clock source.

I'm still investigating the full requirements, but before I get too excited, something that's immediately clear is that you need a clock signal at 3.3v and 11.2896 MHz.

Can you tell me the voltage of the DaCapo clock-out and maybe give me an idea of how difficult it would be to multiply up the DaCapo clock by a factor of 2?

I should stress that apart from being OK at soldering, I'm very much a novice. Does this even sound like a reasonable thing for me to be attempting?

Any advice much appreciated!
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Old 21st June 2007, 11:57 AM   #108
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Hi John (W),
I hope all your projects are doing good and I also hope your plans to come to europe in july ( to take a look to my Dacapo :-)aren't changed.....
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PS any new on the superdacapo?
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Old 25th July 2007, 11:33 PM   #109
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Hi John ( W ),
I guess your scheduled coming to Europe has been deleted.
Have you a new schedule? :-)
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Old 30th July 2007, 03:34 PM   #110
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Hi in there!

My Cardinal is not working well. Could I have it repaired anywhere?
Is it possible to find HDCD filters & coaxial DICs for the DaCapo?
I hope I'm not disturbing this thread.
Thank you very much, guys. Kisses from Spain.
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