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Old 3rd March 2006, 02:27 PM   #1
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I am asking for advice concerning a DAC project. I'm looking at a NOS, something on the order offered by DIY Club (DAC-AH-NOS). Have any of you done business with them? Do you think the "AH" with parallel TD1543's would be a good place to start? I want to get a baseline DAC and play around with it, changing different components and tweeking.

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Hi where can we find the AH-DAC?
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Old 3rd March 2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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I had good luck with that company for purchases, except for shipping time and cost. If you are looking to build, I have done both the green and the gold board NOS from Peter Daniel, Audiosector.com on the vendors thread and I almost prefer them to my Benchmark DAC1. Have not yet seen the need for parallel 1543's, but am considering it.
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Old 3rd March 2006, 09:07 PM   #4
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Smile DAC with parallel TDA1543's

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I sell kits for building NOS DAC's with 8 parallel TDA1543's. I have one ready-built at home (the attached picture shows the DAC almost finished). The TDA's are cooled by a 'cooling tower' as they can run on 7 or 8 Volts. The board has seperate power inputs for the digital and the analog part, and is equipped with good parts like black gate NX capacitors in super E-cap mode, a low-jitter clock, OSCON capacitors for the digital part, etc.

This ready-built DAC will cost you USD 240 ex shipping costs.
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Old 4th March 2006, 09:10 PM   #5
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that seems very reasonably priced, i have been looking at dac's for a while but havent got one yet because of the price and the fact that most of the ones i found cheap dont have optical in and my sony CDP only has an optical out on it.. I gave up on the idea and decided i'm just going to mod the CDP and live with it but mabey i should buy a kit and make a DAC and mod the CDP so it has a coax out on it aswell as the optical? i use the optical for recordign to minidisc so i dont really want to loose it..
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Old 5th March 2006, 07:45 AM   #6
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Sorry, Doompixie

This kit has no optical input either. I know that there are converters though....

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Old 5th March 2006, 02:45 PM   #7
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I didnt think it did, Just wondering if there would be any real advantages to a DAC over a modded CDP.. If there are then i can probably mod my CDP so it has a coax out on it.. i wouldnt have thought that would be too difficult.. :/
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Optical on a DAC kit is not the best option and you really want a coaxial. I just added one to my Sony CDP and some details on this thread that could get you started.

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Old 6th March 2006, 04:20 AM   #9
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thanks! that is perfect, same CDP aswell sony CDP990..
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CDP990.... that's freaky
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