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Old 1st May 2011, 02:00 PM   #61
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This little dac is an unbelievable performer excellent detail,smoothness,bass slam ect....
Its way better than the Cirrus Logic Dac chips isn't it?
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Old 1st May 2011, 03:13 PM   #62
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It definitely is, I was using a lampucera board prior to this discovery. I have purchased several of these boards to experiment with, I like very much where the Dac is right now. I will be assembling another very soon with extra care taken to soldering and component placement.
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Old 2nd May 2011, 01:40 AM   #63
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Did you compare the sound of AK4393 vs AK4395?
What are your thoughts on the matter?
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Old 2nd May 2011, 03:12 AM   #64
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Default CS43122 better

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Its way better than the Cirrus Logic Dac chips isn't it?
Glad you like it.
As much as I like the DEQ2496 with an AK4395 running direct dropped in for it's EQ processing, digital level control and meters, I have to admit that the sonics of the CS43122/ 4397 are very slightly better in absolute terms. The AK4393 has found it's way into a lot of different products because of it's low price, such as my Firewire 410 that I use for PC active cross, so this keeps my interest in the 4395 high as it can be dropped in to many different sound cards to bring them up to state of the art. I was dissapointed with the PCM1798 and felt it was a step down in top end detail to the CS or AKM dacs and did not live up to the hype or it's high price although dacs that follow it with an expensive tube I/V stage seem to get rave reviews.
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Old 2nd May 2011, 08:48 AM   #65
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"As much as I like the DEQ2496 with an AK4395 running direct dropped in for it's EQ processing, digital level control and meters, I have to admit that the sonics of the CS43122/ 4397 are very slightly better in absolute terms. The AK4393 has found it's way into a lot of different products because of it's low price, such as my Firewire 410 that I use for PC active cross, so this keeps my interest in the 4395 high as it can be dropped in to many different sound cards to bring them up to state of the art."
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Was the CS43122/ 4397 implemented the same way with EQ processing, digital level control etc ?
The AK4393/5/6 are all interchangable
The AK4395 has a better filter

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Old 2nd May 2011, 08:52 AM   #66
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please evangelion i would like to see wm8805 and ak4396 paired with a revised power supply circuit planning to buy one
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Old 2nd May 2011, 09:01 AM   #67
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would it be better if we have some option with this dac kit in the power regulator section for ak4395, ak4396,....also in the digital input reciever (can change wm8805 or cs8414 or cs8416) etc...
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Old 2nd May 2011, 09:26 AM   #68
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Lets not forget that the beauty of this kit is that it is very simple and has short signal paths and that it plays like a killer and only costs about $37 delivered. Adding complexity and components increases the parts count and board size and cost.
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Old 2nd May 2011, 09:29 AM   #69
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for a few dollars will be ok.... adding some flexibility and upgradeability what do you think?
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Old 2nd May 2011, 09:58 AM   #70
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Default Same

The CS43122 was run with the same EQ settings running digital out from the DEQ.
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The AK4395 is a drop in replacement except for the need of 5v for the digital supply.
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"As much as I like the DEQ2496 with an AK4395 running direct dropped in for it's EQ processing, digital level control and meters, I have to admit that the sonics of the CS43122/ 4397 are very slightly better in absolute terms. The AK4393 has found it's way into a lot of different products because of it's low price, such as my Firewire 410 that I use for PC active cross, so this keeps my interest in the 4395 high as it can be dropped in to many different sound cards to bring them up to state of the art."
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Was the CS43122/ 4397 implemented the same way with EQ processing, digital level control etc ?
The AK4393/5/6 are all interchangable
The AK4395 has a better filter

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