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Old 16th September 2011, 09:23 PM   #671
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Those Tams look very good, even if used and with only one pair available.

Sowters, Lundahls and Jensens should cost a lot more, me thinks. I'd love to be proved wrong.
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Old 16th September 2011, 09:36 PM   #672
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still waiting for the right BrownDog from US I'm listening to the dac through two 1uF MKPs per channel. everything is there but dynamic and base!
1 uF a bit tiny for bass. try different type and bigger size.

See aircondition's setup and impressions at post 596

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I've never tried the direct out mod but I'm not surprised...
I'm not surprised this either
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Old 17th September 2011, 04:12 AM   #673
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thanks Sharpi, I bought them, will take a while for the Old Countess from HK.

thanks terranigma, but the direct mode is done with "two" (2x1uF) Audycap QS 400v in parallel per channel it means 2uF not 1uF.

and yes aircondition, the 3d sound stage is excellent.

i'm new in diy and will test different output stage even opamps! very curious about it and all discussions and theories and ...

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Old 17th September 2011, 12:31 PM   #674
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Smart, Nosian.

Only when we try things for ourselves do we really know, and can evaluate accordingly
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Old 17th September 2011, 01:39 PM   #675
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I've never tried the direct out mod but I'm not surprised...

Regardind ZLJ I would change them...if they're only similar to ZL and ZLH they have a strange grey and harsh sound...

and they're low ESR ones, not good after regulators...
This is the EXACT opposite to what I've found with the Z family of caps from Rubycon - after they've settled down they 'sound' clear, crisp and dynamic. I recommend them with zero reservations. Very much like the Black Gate Standard caps in fact. Where I've personally heard a 'mushy' or indistinct sound has been with Elna Silmic IIs. And in another thread it was determined that the ZL and ZLH at least are fine to use after a regulator - indeed I am using one after a LM7808 on a PSU at present and now oscillation at all.

It all goes to show there are no hard & fast facts in audio as far as the sound of components is concerned.

http://www.referenceaudiomods.com/Me...gory_Code=RUBY

I'll be using Rubycon ZLJs in my DAC, so will report on how they 'sound' in this configuration asap.

It's all good fun

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Old 17th September 2011, 01:39 PM   #676
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Smart, Nosian.

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Absolutely!
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Old 17th September 2011, 02:29 PM   #677
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This is mine (a bit of housing crisis with a Valab DSIX board under the DAC board and a source selector...) with Tamradio TK-113 transformers.
The sound is really very good.

Click the image to open in full size.

Before that, I've tried direct output with 3.3 uF FKP2 it wasn't good at all (no more bass) and then a LME49720HA opamp (metal can version) with a really good improvement.
But the sound with these tranformers is really better.
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Old 17th September 2011, 04:37 PM   #678
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Yeah, a busy box that is for sure

You sound very happy with the result though

I payed about $57 each for the Hi Nickle Cinemags (new) in my CS4398 DAC and the cost was easily justified by the improvement in sound.

In some systems the 50% steel/50% Nickle will suit better, and are a few $ less.
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Old 17th September 2011, 05:00 PM   #679
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Hello Evybody,

I have received a DAC kit today and there is a problem the green LED audio is flashing .
The Spdif input is connected to the Digital output of a CD drive ....
I hope and i suppose that the Digital output signal is not correct !!!!

Have you met such a problem ?

Thanks for your advices

Serge
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Old 17th September 2011, 09:52 PM   #680
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thanks terranigma, but the direct mode is done with "two" (2x1uF) Audycap QS 400v in parallel per channel it means 2uF not 1uF.
Oh, got it..Maybe you have to increase even. I'm using 150 uF axial tantalums. You can try some electroliytics in same way, connecting + leg on the Dac's side. I'm also using a 100ohm resistor just before cap.

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