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Old 30th June 2011, 03:23 PM   #261
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The only seller i could find for the un-assembled kit version was zoe_tsang, and that's the one i've ordered. Seems to be a couple sellers of the assembled board.

NEW Hi end DAC 24 BIT 192K HZ AK4396 sc | eBay UK
All is no problem. They can use the good parts maybe the photo is better.
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Old 30th June 2011, 05:48 PM   #262
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I got my AK4393 kit from zoe_tsang too and agree he was very helpful, just wondered if the designer also sold them direct.

Was thinking earlier it would be cool to have a slightly revised board to accommodate the AK4395 with it's different voltage requirement - general opinion would appear to indicate that the 4395 sounds slightly superior to the 93 or 96 so it would be nice to have a board that makes the most of that chip. I'd definitely order one
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Old 30th June 2011, 06:22 PM   #263
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Hi,

you might find the following links useful. They are for a forum in China (ljmaudio.net)involving the designer of the boards ... see [http://www.ljmaudio.net/forum-42-1.html (rely on Google to translate).
There is a very (very) nice cabinet for the DAC and a discussion about other versions so as to go more upmarket.
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Old 30th June 2011, 06:37 PM   #264
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Hi,

I think this quote from the designer might interest you all . .. see [url=http://www.ljmaudio.net/thread-653-1-1.html]

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MINI2496 market some time , and sales is not bad. But it does not meet some of the Hi-end pursuit of friends who, but MINI2496 in the design, is to exhaust the capacity of the chip, and the price control was very close to the people.
Members of MINI2496 consensus that the best is the price of the DAC, but also arguments that fly in the ointment is not too high (in this era of Blu-ray). So we decided to make a new high-end DAC system. So that we can try a more high-end products, and we will try to compress the price so that we can accept. Now we need your views on the new DAC system!
New DAC is expected to sell between $ 200-300.
The current candidate configuration:
1 digital receiver, the use of more than DIR9001 excellent WM8805 as reception, equipped with high-precision crystal oscillator. JITTER <= 50ps
2. DAC chips, the candidate with CS4398 AD1852 AD1853, welcome to recommend a better chip
3. DAC chip count, one, two or multi-piece modular design? Hope that we can take part in activities to their own specific ideas put forward so that our development team can hope to find out what kind of heart we DAC? Thank you."
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Old 30th June 2011, 08:04 PM   #265
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I think this quote from the designer might interest you all . .. see [url=http://www.ljmaudio.net/thread-653-1-1.html]

....So we decided to make a new high-end DAC system -So that we can try a more high-end products,
The current candidate configuration:
2. DAC chips, the candidate with CS4398 AD1852 AD1853, welcome to recommend a better chip..."
Ha ha - I've got the DUAL CS4398 dac kit coming as we read this !
(and I'm informed it's a tastey soundin' dac !)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...RK:MESINDXX:IT

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What I like about it also, is the VFD display that shows the input & sampling frequency

-Andy-

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Old 30th June 2011, 08:21 PM   #266
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Ha ha - I've got the DUAL CS4398 dac kit coming as we read this !
(and I'm informed it's a tastey soundin' dac !)

Dual CS4398 CS8416 24Bit/192KHZ DAC Kit, VFD Display-RC on eBay (end time 21-Jun-11 07:15:37 BST)

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What I like about it also, is the VFD display that shows the input & sampling frequency

-Andy-
Hi Andy,

I agree ... it does seem to be very good.
My strategy... if you can call it that .. is to use 4396 DAC as a stop-gap. I plan to embed it in pre-amp chassis. In the longer term ... after the garden has stopped growing... the idea is to build a stand-alone DAC. Your model looks very nice, especially the display feature, and I note a nice box is available for it too. Another design under consideration is the new Buffalo 3 kit. Any comments on that (see The Buffalo II Digital-to-Analog Converter )

George
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Old 30th June 2011, 08:53 PM   #267
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George-

You've no doubt read the postings by Erin about using the Wyred 4 sound dac, but as I've found out for myself
after dem'ing some current 1k+ dacs there's a lot to be said for the build quality / costs / & relative sound quality.
I've lived with the Antelope Zodiac+ for a few weeks now, an as good as it
sounds (though, tbh, not really a million miles away from the 4396) barely looks the part of a 700 unit (!)
I'm prepared to spend the wonga, but what I've heard so far from the 4396 & 4395 unit I really couldn't sensibly spend
that money. To add, I really don't think the ESS 9018 equip'd dac is the way to go.
Like I said in a post previously, the 4396 shows more depth & detail to the proceedings than a mate's Dual S2 TDA1541 Nos dac !
-Andy-
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Ha ha - I've got the DUAL CS4398 dac kit coming as we read this !
(and I'm informed it's a tastey soundin' dac !)

Dual CS4398 CS8416 24Bit/192KHZ DAC Kit, VFD Display-RC on eBay (end time 21-Jun-11 07:15:37 BST)

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What I like about it also, is the VFD display that shows the input & sampling frequency

-Andy-
This DAC doesn't seem to be available any longer
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Old 1st July 2011, 08:14 AM   #269
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They sold 9 at the time - I'd drop them a message an ask if they plan to have any more in..

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Old 1st July 2011, 08:43 AM   #270
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This DAC doesn't seem to be available any longer
CS4398 X2 Parallel CS8416 24Bit / 192KHZ DAC, With VFD Displ...USD 169.52/Piece Wholesale Price at DHgate.com
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