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Old 12th December 2003, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Parasound D/AC-1000 tweaking

I just got this old DAC in house, and plan to tweak it a bit.

I already have "K" grade DAC chip's, will implement the mandatory receiver-chip filter update, then my way of tube-rolling; swap op-amps.

Maybe a new clock too...

Anybody with experience here? ideas?

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Old 12th December 2003, 06:03 PM   #2
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If the digital filter is the SM5842, Guido Tent has a module that replaces it with the SM5847.

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The digital filter is the older SM5813...

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There also seems to be 2 versions of this DAC, one with Yamaha receiver-chip, and like mine, with CS8412....

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Old 12th December 2003, 06:41 PM   #5
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The digital filter is the older SM5813...

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Any change to that will require more extensive surgery or the construction of a daughter board. The small size of the DF1704 and the SM5847 should make the construction of a daughter board fairly easy. You could also find out if there really is a difference between the DF1700P and the SM5813, the DF1700P being a rebadged SM5813. Lastly you could become a NOSser and ditch the filter.

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I have not heard that the DF1700 is the same as SM5813...The NPC is supposed to be better...and pin-compatible...

The idea of a new type for replacement is more interesting, have sent Guido the question already...

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Question Adding clock

It seems that the clock is recovered by the CS8412, and then sent to the dig. filter.
Can I just disconnect the output from the CS8412, and "inject" an external clock into the SM5813?

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You can do that but you might find the SM5813 out of sync with the CS8412. The correct way to do it would be to derive SCLK and FSYNC for the CS8412 from the new 256Fs clock and configure the CS8412 so that SCLK and FSYNC are inputs.

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Question Is there such a clock ?

I thaught so, having looked at other dac's...
But why are you clock-makers not making a clock for implementing when there is none?
I have not the time or parts making a board myself...

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It is such a simple circuit, they probably think it is not worth the effort.
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