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Old 17th December 2003, 06:06 AM   #1
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Default Modern 24bit/96 Khz equivalent for TDA1541

Hi All,
In the near future DVD-A will probably be more popular than the 'older' audio CD. With DVD machine prices crashing it seems inevitable. DVD-A disc prices however may be the deciding factor.

For the DIY'ers , is there any chip that decodes 24 /96 as well as our old TDA1541A for 16/44.1 ? Basically that means is there any 24/96 chip equivalent to the TDA1541A in performance.

There aren't too many manufacturers and so the list of chips must be limited. Can anyone comment on a 'known good chip'.
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Old 17th December 2003, 09:22 AM   #2
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Do you mean, in terms of specifications? Sure, almost any modern DAC will exceeed the specs (except some low-end ones), but in terms of sound quality, who knows!? That's a very subjective issue.
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Old 17th December 2003, 01:25 PM   #3
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I am also looking for a really musical, but realistically simple DAC to accept SPDIF and I2S inputs to fit into a CDP/DAC/Preamp project.

I have looked at the data sheets for the PCM1704 from TI, and I think that that could be manageable, providing someone with more talent with me can design and manufacture PCBs based on the data sheet.

This is the DAC used in the latest NAIM players and by all accounts is a great piece of kit.
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Default Since you may be new here......

I made some boards that replaced both the SAA7220 and TDA1541 with B-B '1704 series parts.

And in case your are new.....I really hate both of thoses parts.

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Old 17th December 2003, 02:51 PM   #5
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And in case your are new.....I really hate both of thoses parts.
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Old 17th December 2003, 03:13 PM   #6
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Default Sound !

Hi Arniel,

I am sure they spec better than the old dac's. I want to know which one "sounds" best - subjective or not.
We will get many opinions . We can plonk for the one that most like ! It could be wrong but it's a good starting point.
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Old 18th December 2003, 09:10 PM   #7
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Ashok,
I understand your question... as you can probably guess, I am in no position to give you an answer!!!
This exercise is so challenging, partly because swapping DACs in the same circuit may not give optimised results. I've been looking at replacing the DAC in my Marantz CD42 for years now, and am still no closer to coming up with a definitive answer e.g. does one go for transformer coupled outputs, tube buffers, 5th order bessel filters, GIC filters??? And that's just the output stage...

Sorry this has been such a useless answer, and good luck!

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Default Re: Since you may be new here......

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And in case your are new.....I really hate both of thoses parts.
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You mean, you hate PCM1704 ?

I was considering using it... can you be more precise ? I don't want to waste time and money on something flawed...

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You mean, you hate PCM1704 ?

I was considering using it... can you be more precise ? I don't want to waste time and money on something flawed...

thanks

If you search the forum you will find JH hates the SAA7220 and the TDA1541.
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Question Re: Modern 24bit/96 Khz equivalent for TDA1541

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Hi All,
In the near future DVD-A will probably be more popular than the 'older' audio CD. With DVD machine prices crashing it seems inevitable. DVD-A disc prices however may be the deciding factor.

For the DIY'ers , is there any chip that decodes 24 /96 as well as our old TDA1541A for 16/44.1 ? Basically that means is there any 24/96 chip equivalent to the TDA1541A in performance.

There aren't too many manufacturers and so the list of chips must be limited. Can anyone comment on a 'known good chip'.
Thanks.
Cheers.
Hi ashok, Most modern DACs are backwards compatible meaning they can work on redbook CD's.
But to me it seems most manufacturers have taken the Delta-Sigma route. If that is sounding like TDA1541AS1?

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