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|26th April 2004, 03:20 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: the RAM banks
Need help selecting DAC chip
It's for a quasi-commercial project of mine, nothing too serious.
(I don't plan to make any real money of it, but I don't want to lose either )
I need help selecting a DAC chip, highest quality yet not too expensive (I guess ~8$/1K units will be fine).
I've just seen TI's (Actually Burr Brown) PCM4104, it's a new chip which is marketed as "High End", "Broadcasting grade" etc.
Problem is, it's 4ch, which makes it harder to both mount on the PCB (very small volume means I don't have SMD machinery) and to make layouts for.
Plus, I'm afraid its quality is less than comparable 2ch DACs.
Yet, it's the only Audio DAC specifically designated "High End" in TI's product matrix.
Is it all marketing pitch or what?
Anyway, anyone got a good sounding DAC he can recommend?
Should I just go ahead with that one?
I'll really appreciate it
TI DAC Product Matrix
|26th April 2004, 05:55 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Re: Need help selecting DAC chip
The 1794/1792 would be the best choice for an OS DAC... but over your $8ea limit.
The 1730 is a resonable DAC, i used it in this:
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