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Old 8th December 2002, 04:11 AM   #1
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do any one have experiences in using the dac chips of "Wolfson Microelectronics "?
for example, WM8740, it has 117db SNR, 24bit 192kHz...
can anyone share the experiences ?
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Old 10th December 2002, 12:33 AM   #2
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have any one try?
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I heard some rumour that Wolfson is inside X-box but I have never heard of Wolfson in any high-end.

I have 2 samples, thought they were cool but cooler chips have arrived...
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[snip]I have 2 samples, thought they were cool but cooler chips have arrived...
Must be getting winter in your part of the world..

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Must be getting winter in your part of the world..
OK, I thought they was hot but hotter chips.... Wrong of me
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hmm,a month ago I ordered samples of the WM8716, it´s pin compatible to the PCM1716, but they didn´t arrived yet....
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Hi weissi,

Did you ever get the wm8716?
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yes, now i got them..... but I haven´t used them anyway - no time for this things yet..... I am still on the search for an "easy to mod" soundcard where I may replace the onboard dac with them....
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Question Wolfson WM8740 DAC

Hi,
While at my dealers showroom I stumbled upon a Arcam CD33 FMJ series Up-sampling CD player. It uses the Wolfson WM8740 DAC. Arcam apparently gave up the ring DAC.
The DAC chip is available from Wolfsons website for $ 8. Funny to see pricing in $$ instead of GBP's or Euro's on a UK based company's website. Anyone has a listening experience with this DAC???
http://www.wolfsonmicro.com/
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Default I Reckon They Are Good.

A while back, I did some improvements to a cheap (AUS$200) DVD player that used WM8746 DACs.
With good supply bypassing, the results were quite outstanding, and better than most CD players.
For the money, these chips work very well indeed.

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