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Oz_Audio 16th February 2002 04:48 AM

Crystal Evaluation Boards
Does anyone know where I could buy a Crystal or B Brown 24 bit evaluation boards?

Freddie 16th February 2002 09:20 AM

Check for distributors on, and

I think you can buy directly from Crystal, and BurrBrown too. At least if you have a company.


tschrama 16th February 2002 10:04 AM

Cannot recommend it.... I have a 24bit crystal eval board.. but the 16bit performance it not very good.. it doesn;t sound special in any way... the board look good, with good ouput opamps.. but it's no fun to use them... and pretty expensive ...

I'm building my own 24bit DAC.. cheaper and more flexible in design.. and most of all .. more fun to do... It's a project of take a look at the digital forum..


Petter 16th February 2002 06:43 PM

Analog devices board
I have the Analog Devices EVAL AD-1853EB evaluation board. I quite like it. I believe you will find that most manufacturers base just about every aspect of their 1853 design on the eval board except that they try to differentiate somewhat in analog filter + possibly power supply.

I am quite happy with mine. It does good duty being more or less built into my 12 year old CD player (which I am also quite happy with).

In my experience, I have way better sound than most of my friends from my humble setup.

Whether the Crystal boards are crap or not -- I have no idea. My guess though is that how you deal with the power supply will make a difference.


tiroth 17th February 2002 03:19 PM

Nuhorizons sells some of the Crystal eval boards.

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