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Old 10th September 2010, 11:54 AM   #1
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Hi,
I would like to show you the end of a long project.
I have been working for a very long time now on a R-2R DAC using a Vishay foil resistors and a FPGA. The DAC can also be a 2 way or a 3 way digital active crossover. This web site is the full project presentation.

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Old 26th September 2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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Hi,
I have just finished an enclosure for a demo DAC. It will be shipped for listening tests.

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Old 28th February 2011, 06:17 PM   #3
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A review is beeing written by 6moons:
6moons audio reviews: TotalDac

And a few weeks ago I compared it to a MSB platinium diamond DAC!

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Old 17th April 2011, 05:41 PM   #4
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The 6moons article is online!
6moons audio reviews: TotalDac
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Old 17th April 2011, 05:57 PM   #5
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Fantastic work Vincent!
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Old 19th April 2011, 09:06 AM   #6
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Well done Vincent!

Question, do you have any recommendations on devices/modules that can feed from a computer transport to the TotalDac via the SPDIF connection? Any plans to implement some sort of USB/I2S link?

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Old 19th April 2011, 06:37 PM   #7
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There are so many different USB to spdif or PCI to spdif etc... I use a DIY board using a pcm2902 followed by a analog 2.4GHz video transmitter but it is limited to 48KHz.
I prefer when the spdif generator from a PC is separate because these equipments are rapidly obsolete. I want my DAC to be used even in 20 years.
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Old 21st April 2011, 04:32 PM   #8
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I recently used Trends Audio UD-01 digital interface and PW-10 (PSU).
It worked more than fine.
I shall try also Oppo BDP-93 connected to my hard disk via SATA. It seems to be a very efficient choice and not such an expensive solution...
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Old 18th September 2013, 11:39 AM   #9
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Great work, Vincent!

I also love the old Wadia DACs, especially I like the Wadia 27ix
How does the TotalDAC sound compared to a very good Wadia?
I think the Wadia is also a very good choice if don't need more than 96K (only 27ix)
Has anyone compared both devices?

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Old 18th September 2013, 12:34 PM   #10
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Wadia is not often compared to Totaldac.
emmlabs, MSB, DCS, Meitner are more common competitors because there are real digital audio specialists.
I have a few customers who had an old Wadia before and they kept the totaldac after the test period.

the latest Totaldac review is here, by AudioStream:
http://www.audiostream.com/content/totaldac-d1-dual-dac
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