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Old 23rd August 2008, 04:08 AM   #1
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Hi,

which of these would you buy? I'm looking for something
under $200US. or is there something better out there for
around that price?

thx.


TDA1543/DAC-AH:

http://cgi.ebay.com/96KHz-CD-DAC-PCB...3286.m20.l1116


DIY Kit TDA1541A (CS8412 & SAA7220 & NE5534):

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hi-End-CD-DAC-TD...3286.m20.l1116
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Old 23rd August 2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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http://www.twistedpearaudio.com/opus/opus.aspx
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Old 24th August 2008, 04:11 AM   #3
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It looks like everything on that website is sold out. Must be excellent stuff!
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Old 24th August 2008, 05:46 AM   #4
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I`m also eager to find out about this DAC:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Hi-End-CD-DAC-TD...3286.m20.l1116

Somebody knows, when the Opus will be back "online" ?
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Old 24th August 2008, 07:27 AM   #5
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Try this

http://cgi.ebay.com/HI-END-24bit-192...d=p3286.c0.m14

I bought one it sounded OK however someone modified it he said it sounded fantastic.

refer to site:

http://www.lampizator.eu/LAMPIZATOR/...ampizator.html
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Old 24th August 2008, 07:28 AM   #6
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What about DAC evaluation boards from AD/TI, etc ?
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Old 24th August 2008, 08:37 AM   #7
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for the TDA1541 dac, I found out from the seller the sound quality also depends on the grade of the TDA1541 chip. He mentioned the chip is discontinued so they are now expensive. the tda1541 with the stanard version is a recycled chip. there is suppose to be a S1 and S2 grade as well, price for the chip around $80.

I paid for one but now have second thoughts. quite a few dac's out there to chose from.

Dave was very helpful regarding the ADI Eval Dac. Unfortuntely, the price is around $600USD for it and not readily available to anyone.

In the future, I'm considering either the dddac 1543mkII
or the audionote 2.1. These are in the $700USD range.

Right now, I'm looking for someting under the $200 range.

the one you mentioned looks good for the price but
needs heavy mods:

http://cgi.ebay.com/HI-END-24bit-19...id=p3286.c0.m14

would be nice to get one with the less amount of modding.
I'm looking into the opus dac as well.
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Old 24th August 2008, 08:41 AM   #8
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Well you can find PCM1704 and AD1852 Eval Boards at good prices. (200-300$ range), and they will surely beat many DACs.

or this WM8740 EVAL Board:
http://www.wolfsonmicro.com/products/WM8740EV1M/

is 182 US $

Found WM8741 EVAL Board, need confirmation.

http://www.acaltechnology.com/index....menu=&panel=10
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Old 24th August 2008, 11:07 AM   #9
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interesting. where did you get a quote for $182US?

the twistedpear opus dac uses this cheap. I will try to get
one if they are still available.

thx.
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Old 24th August 2008, 11:30 AM   #10
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From a website in Germany.
I`ll email Wolfson, and ask them for further details.
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