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Old 16th March 2014, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default Weiliang DAC with ESS ES9018 Chip

I have read the following Thread in diy-hifi-forum.de: DIY-HIFI-Forum - Einzelnen Beitrag anzeigen - DAC-7 Weiliang ist geliefert and Thread 47 .
Has someone here made experience with this DAC. I KNEW Dieter well and tend to believe him!
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Old 24th March 2014, 12:52 PM   #2
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I just ordered the SE 9018 DAC by Weiliang:
Also 2 x AD797 single OP-Amps and 2 x OPA2134 PA dual OP-Amps!
This trafo: R-Core 50 VA, 2 x 15v, 2 x 9v from minishow...!
I allready have a suitable enclosure!
But here in Cologne I have to wait now for 3-4 weeks!
Regards Gabriel
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Old 13th June 2014, 11:49 AM   #3
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The dac Is running now for about 10 weeks, but at least needs 80 - 100 hours to burn in. - It seems, that other components in the chain, to be the limitation. This are: 2 x Adam A7X (love them !), 2 x 2m Sommer-Polaris, Diy-SRPP-Tube-Pre-Amp, 2 x 0,5 m Straight Wire Maestro, Weiliang ES9018 Chip-DAC, cm 6631A USB-adapter-card, 2 m Straight Wire Megalink II, Denon DCD 1560,
2 m ViaBlue KR-2 Silver USB-Cable 2.0 A/B, Windows 7 PC. -
I am still changing my 230v Cables in to Solid-Core.
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Old 18th June 2014, 05:21 AM   #4
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I got the upgraded board with the better caps and used AD8620 and OPA627 for the opamps. Put some line filtration and ferrite on the power and it turned out quite well. This is a very smooth and quiet sounding DAC.

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