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Old 1st December 2005, 11:47 AM   #1
MrDodo is offline MrDodo  Mauritius
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Default $175 LiTe DAC-Ah NON-O/S anyone?

Has anyone listened to the LiTe DAC-Ah?
Clone of DDAC?
See review of $1250 modded version at
http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazin...1205/dacah.htm
Anyone done their own mod of the original version or know where to buy?
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Old 1st December 2005, 11:52 AM   #2
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So ok the importer to the US is http://www.pothaudio.com/
and they say

This is a non-oversampling digital to analog converter with many performance oriented features such as- paralleled DAC chips for better linearity and current drive, multiple regulated supplies, gold plated RCA jacks, a very high quality overspecified power supply, and top notch output buffers from Burr Brown.

8 paralleled chips
High quality components
3 regulated, isolated power supplies
Coax (RCA) and Toslink inputs
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Old 1st December 2005, 04:54 PM   #3
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Hi , I have one at home . I payed 135 dollars at diyclub.biz(more shipping cost). I removed the opamp but the stock sound was'nt so bad .
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Old 15th April 2006, 02:21 AM   #4
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I'm very impressed...........

Cost me 70 total inc shipping.

Out the box its as good as the NOS....different sounding [flavour]

With a few simple mods

opamp swap to opa604 [all I had]
decoupling cap changed to stacked wima1 uf total value of 5uf
rewired with silver in ptfe on the output
sil bridges replaced with descrete schottky's
47k res in output up grade to dale vishay

You would be hard pushed to realise it was thee same unit.....

natural neutral presentation, good bass[ not just one note!]
sweet treble good imagining.. very good value !

I'd say you'd need to spend plus 800 for a better unit.
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Old 15th April 2006, 07:20 AM   #5
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Old 15th April 2006, 08:38 AM   #6
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I'm very impressed...........


I'd say you'd need to spend plus 800 for a better unit.
Or built a dddac version right away ...

No kidding, I am absolutely in agreement, that when you get rid of the cheap opamps and other stuff around it, you are back to a very basic design with receiver and TDA1543 in parallel and that will sound very good. And the price is definitively ok. What is, imho, still lacking, is the reclocking..... that does a lot as well...

And in the meantime we found out, more chips in parallel sound better. You might want to try several of those boards or just add extra TDA1543 chips around it....

I am wondering when they will come with a 12 chip version. With the 8 chip they were pretty fast

have fun with the TDA1543....

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Old 15th April 2006, 10:05 AM   #7
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There's something essentially stupid about that post......

If you have An AN 1.2 why would you audition a dac AH ?

or if you have a dac -AH why would you pitch it against a dac that is ten times the price[ depending on the level of component choice].

What are you going to find out ?

1 the AH is no match for the 1.2

2 the 1.2 is so far ahead of the AH that your going to be constantly disappointed in your purchase.

If you want to make a valid comparison do it with a dac of equal price like I did ......

The DAC - AH will be an excellent upgrade for a basic transport
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Old 18th April 2006, 04:12 AM   #8
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There's something essentially stupid about that post......

If you have An AN 1.2 why would you audition a dac AH ?

or if you have a dac -AH why would you pitch it against a dac that is ten times the price[ depending on the level of component choice].
Mr. Zanash,
Perhaps if you read my post more carefully you wouldn't have to ask so many silly questions.

The comparison was between the Lite DAC-AH ($175) and the ART DI/O ($149). The AN 1.2 was mentioned only in passing. Besides, if the DAC-AH is as good as you say:
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I'd say you'd need to spend plus 800 for a better unit.
then a comparison between the DAC-AH and the AN 1.2 is appropriate because the AN costs much less than 800.
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Old 18th April 2006, 04:44 AM   #9
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There is a blue variable resistor pot on the PCB of the Lite AH DAC.

The factory setting is not an optimal one. By adjusting the pot, you may obtain a better performance. If you don't have equipment to help in the tuning, just use your ears.


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Old 18th April 2006, 08:07 AM   #10
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You did not just mention it in passing.......reread your own post.

As stated it is a stupid comparison to make ...IMO, That means in my opinion....I am allowed an opinion ? We don't all have to accept you blinker view...do we ?


Answer me this

If money was no object would you buy a lite dac AH or an AN 1.2 ?

correct you would buy the AN 1.2 everytime......bar none

Therefore to compare one with the other is completely fateous





The price of the AN 1.2 is well known ........would you show me where I can buy a new top spec. one for less than 800......

Nobody in there right mind would by a lower spec unit, when they can have the best ?

can we move on........
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