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Old 24th May 2011, 09:11 PM   #41
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Any more comments on the sound? I'm tempted to order one...
I have to say it was worth building it in spite of the final price because I purchased almost all parts new. If I did it again, I would try to buy just the PCB. All passive parts as well as stabilizers were either fake or poor quality. I am using it together with my headphone amp, and I have to say some of the files I have stored in AAC from the original CDs, sound better than playing traight from CD. Weird, haa? I don't have any fancy CDplayer but as far as I can recall the sound quality is almost as good as my Theta Miles CDplayer that I left overseas.
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Old 29th May 2011, 02:26 PM   #42
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Finally finished my DAC.
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Old 30th May 2011, 07:12 AM   #43
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looks very nice and professionally made!
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Old 30th May 2011, 04:54 PM   #44
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Thank you.
I didn't bother with anything fancy schmancy, everything is simple and straight forward. One of the transformers I already had, so I used it. New caps are Nichicon with high ripple current. Stabilizers are new genuine ST as I wrote before. I rather grabbed parts I already know, instead of experimenting with Elna and other names, I doubt they would be of any better. Less is sometimes more.
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Old 11th June 2011, 09:04 AM   #45
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almost finished mine at last the only things left are EMI filter and chrome steel front plate...

-all psu caps replaced with FCs
-47uf Elna silmics
-10uf Elna tonerex
-opams to metal ones - LME49710HA

I will post few pics later. Used the dac with a few movies (1080p mkv and DVD-9 with DTS) and was very impressed and delighted with the sound in comparison with external Creative Sound blaster live. I would say the the difference is like you are listening to some mp3 of 128kbps and authentic CD on expensive and decent equipment!
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Old 11th June 2011, 11:10 AM   #46
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Cool stuff guys,
Look forward to seeing some more pics. I may do as mentioned and simply purchase the PCB.

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Old 12th June 2011, 09:58 AM   #47
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hi Dom,

if you succeed could you pls let me know the seller, I would buy another one too if it's only the pcb.
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Old 13th June 2011, 07:51 AM   #48
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Hi Dtses,
I havn't looked into who the seller of this is yet, perhaps one of the guys that had built it can give us that info?

It seems to make more sense to by the PCB and source you own genuine components, as opposed to using some of the suspect ones provided with the kit.


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Old 13th June 2011, 07:06 PM   #49
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No problem, here you go: eBay My World - jims_audio
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Old 13th June 2011, 08:30 PM   #50
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thanks corbetti.



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