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Old 6th November 2011, 08:41 AM   #831
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I have a question

If you look at my attached picture, then at No. 1, says that the resistance must be 100k, but the one that came with is only 90k, can I easily use it?
At No. 2, it should be 47k, but the ones that came with is 43.6 k, can I easily use them?

I have the AK4396 chip
If you touch the ends of the resistors when you are measuring them, the resistance of your body will lower the measured resistance. Make sure to measure without touching the resistors with your fingers if you do this I'm sure they will measure closer to the specified value.

Yes they will be fine.
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Old 6th November 2011, 08:48 AM   #832
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Who concluded that? You? It seems you are in a false belief of cost. I see no reason to good implemented an AK4396 to beat any R2R based nostalgia dac.
Sorry but I don't understand the english you write.
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Old 6th November 2011, 08:49 AM   #833
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Who concluded that? You? It seems you are in a false belief of cost. I see no reason to good implemented an AK4396 to beat any R2R based nostalgia dac.
Sorry, but R2R vintage parts were designed for performance. If you put the same thought and effort into nice power supplies, and nice output stage R2R will win every time. However, sound is subjective, and some younger people not familiar with analog sound and good tone etc. and have become accustomed to the sound of delta sigma, and so prefer this sound. If you acquaint yourself with a good R2R DAC design, and take time to listen and compare. I'm sure you will agree R2R is better.

Delta sigma is designed to be small and use SMD technology and small associated parts count. Designed to fit in a portable CD player. Its not designed from the outset to give "ultimate" sound.

Older chips with multiple power supplies and more external components were designed with the best sound possible in mind.

You are welcome to disagree, but please familiarise yourself before judging.
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Old 6th November 2011, 08:50 AM   #834
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Well put Erin ! Still, recent sigma delta chips are technically way better than the older types and they sound better too.
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Old 6th November 2011, 09:02 AM   #835
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If you touch the ends of the resistors when you are measuring them, the resistance of your body will lower the measured resistance. Make sure to measure without touching the resistors with your fingers if you do this I'm sure they will measure closer to the specified value.

Yes they will be fine.
Ha ha you are right :-) I now get 46,1k insted.
Thanks,,,,,
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Old 6th November 2011, 09:04 AM   #836
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Hello all

For years back, i build the DDDAC Mk II, which i have been happe for since then. I tried all sort of sources (Pc - Linux - Windows), and now for the moment my Squeezebox Touch.

I have been building a 4x input toslink switch, which routes the (TTL i think) through small relay's... Actually it's working very good, and with no "clicks / pops" and whatsoever.

Right now i am working in a new all-day living room/ daily living room project, where i can switch between 2 sets of speakers, the amp for now is a gainclone, and a a20 line amp. - For this project i need a new DAC, which can accept Hi-res FLAC files, as theese show up more and more i think it could be fun

Is this the "recommended" kit, for which to make all the mods, or is it another ??? Best CS8416 CS4398 192Khz/24Bit USB Coaxial DAC DIY Kit | eBay
- Also i would like to know the possibility to ad a toslink input at the DAC ?


I have been following this thread, a little bit, but i find it hard to really locate which kit, and with which mods.

I was hoping someone could point me in the right directions ?

Thanks in advance.

Jesper.

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Old 6th November 2011, 09:22 AM   #837
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Well put Erin ! Still, recent sigma delta chips are technically way better than the older types and they sound better too.
In which way technically better?

Sound better? Not from where I sit
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Old 6th November 2011, 09:25 AM   #838
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Is this the "recommended" kit, for which to make all the mods, or is it another ???
AK DACs tend to sound more "smooth" or more like "analog" CS DACs tend to sound more digital but more "in your face" detail.

Choose your poison
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AK DACs tend to sound more "smooth" or more like "analog" CS DACs tend to sound more digital but more "in your face" detail.

Choose your poison
Yepp... It's like that i suppose - Alway's choose between two alternatives !

Well.. is there perhaps a link to a AK -chip DAC ?

I think it could be interessting to have a look at both worlds.


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Old 6th November 2011, 10:07 AM   #840
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Yepp... It's like that i suppose - Alway's choose between two alternatives !

Well.. is there perhaps a link to a AK -chip DAC ?

I think it could be interessting to have a look at both worlds.


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