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Old 6th March 2010, 12:15 AM   #1
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Default Do you have a Gigawork DAC? Is this a mistake?

I ordered a gigawork DAC on ebay and it showed up two days ago but something does not look right. I sent an email to the seller but have not yet heard back. If anyone has this DAC can you tell me if this is the same on yours?

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It does work but I am leaving it off just in case this is a problem. I can do the fix no prob but I figured there is a chance this was intentional. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 6th March 2010, 03:01 AM   #2
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This looks clearly like an intentional 'kludge', either due to a mistake found in the circuit board design, post-production change to that design, or possibly due to a trace damaged during assembly. Clearly not erroneous & nothing to worry about.
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Old 7th March 2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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Default Do you have a Gigawork DAC? Is this a mistake?

It's okay to run your board. They are changing the recovered master clock frequency from 256*Fs to 128*Fs. I'm not sure what freq. is coming into your CS8416. Do you have a CS8421 chip or CS4397, there's a lot of options for the DAC board.

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The schematic I have for LM-DAC3 V5 has several errors. It shows CS8416 pulldowns on pins 15, 17, 18 and pullups on pins 16, 19 to give:

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pins
15 =0 SFSEL1=0
16 =1 Emphasis Audio Match ON
17 =0 Serial Port Slave Mode
18 =0 RMCK Freq=256*Fs
19= 1 SFSEL1=1

From your picture, that resistor is from pin 18 on the CS8416. It is jumpered to the other side (+3.3V) of the resistor on pin 19, instead of ground to give:

pins
15 =0 SFSEL1=0
16 =0 Emphasis Audio Match OFF
17 =1 Serial Port Master Mode
18 =1 RMCK Freq=128*Fs
19= 1 SFSEL1=1
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Old 8th March 2010, 03:57 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Mine has a CS4398. Looks like I got a lot of things to try out once I get the case finished.
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Old 8th March 2010, 04:29 AM   #5
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This looks clearly like an intentional 'kludge', either due to a mistake found in the circuit board design, post-production change to that design, or possibly due to a trace damaged during assembly. Clearly not erroneous & nothing to worry about.
You obviously have never seen the inside of Sony Broadcast equipment. That board is a work of art compared to the Sony stuff.

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