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|5th May 2009, 06:45 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Anyone tried those cheap usb sound cards?
On dealextreme there are a few starting at $ 2.26 up to $ 10.79
and I wonder how they sound when the output is taken before the earplug
amp which I guess is also in there. I ordered three different ones just to play
with Maybe a clean 5 volts and some decent caps clean them up and make
them into real cheap dac's.
http://tda1541a.com The Final List
|5th May 2009, 09:47 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2007
I think the cheaper one is based on a C-media CM108 chip which is quiet interesting:
SPDIF & I2S output
external 12MHz clock
Might be good with external 5V supply & I2S to external DAC & good clock
Datasheet here: http://www.qsl.net/om3cph/sb/CM108_DataSheet_v1.6.pdf
Let us know how it sounds & if you do open one up?
Edit: some posts here: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...341#post721341
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