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Old 24th October 2008, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default Wadia Digimaster X64.4 Help!

Hi, so I don't have to mangle the lovely gold cover that hides/covers them, does anyone one know what and how many, and in what configuation are the DA convertors underneath?
As I wish to try a different discrete I/V circuit and output circuit board in place of the Sledgehammer board they came with.

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People aren't that petty, I just asking for info, no big crime.

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Right covers are off, thanks to the cranky old fart from the other place, they are PCM56PK and the opamps are OPA606 mine may have the PCM61PK in as it is a later model, and Wadia rebadged them and the OPA's. This circuit looks as thou they try get a balanced output from a single ended I out from the 4 xDac's how do you guys see this?

Sorry the three yellows and the black go to the Sledgehammer output board which has 2 x HA-5002 opamps per channel, that's impossible to trace as it's multi layered board, it has balanced and single ended outputs

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My dac board
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The cranky ones older? board 1 channel
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And one more overhaul look
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This is one of the Transimpedance amps I was thinking of trying out. I out (pin 13) of all 4 dacs straight to the input has it's own dc servo is direct coupled good balanced or single ended output stage. Any comments?


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Hi,
Before you replace I/V stage, you might change decoupling capacitors. It seems to be Z5U, the worst capacitors that exist !

How (Not) to Decouple High-Speed Operational Amplifiers

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Hi,

I have always cosidered wadia as state of the art DAC. It sounds!
But also I have thinked I/V stage and output stage are the weak point.
Have you considered a passive I/V stage or transformer?

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