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Old 5th May 2002, 07:35 AM   #1
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Default OPA2134 vs. AD8610

I planed a while ago to replace my OPA2134 in my Pioneer AX10 to the OPA627. Unfortunately the single to dual adapter I looked at simple didn't fit into the very tight space of the AX10. Now I noticed that Browndog has a very compact adapter for this purpose, so I'm considering do give it a try again. If I do, I think I will go for the AD8610 instead for the OPA627. Do you guys have any comments on that? Will the AD8610 be suitable as both an I/V and filter replacement for the 2134?
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Old 5th May 2002, 08:56 AM   #2
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Make sure the supply voltage is 12V or less, as the AD8610 has a max voltage limit of 13.6V which you don't want to get too close to. If your CD player uses 15V then use the AD825 instead, which maxes at 18V.
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Old 5th May 2002, 03:32 PM   #3
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Question Is the AD8610 also good as a filter

Hi Morsel,

As I said in other posts, I am using the 8610 for I/V conversion.

What do you think of it for filter purposes...to replace the AD712?

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Old 5th May 2002, 04:06 PM   #4
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I will check the voltage out and see if the 8610 are suitable.
Regarding my filter question. As I don't know which of the four 2134 per channel that is for I/V conversion and which are (if they are?) the filter, I was thinking about replacing all of them. Do you see any problem with that?
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I have not upgraded my CD player yet, so I do not speak from personal experience, but judging from the spec sheets and the outstanding performance of the AD8610 in other applications such as a headphone amp I am building, it is probably a great choice for the I/V converter, filter, and line out of the CD player.

I have a Denon DCD-1420 which uses various Japanese opamps such as the 2068, 4556, and 4570. I'm not sure how much of an improvement the opamp swap will achieve, but it will be interesting to see. I'm not expecting miracles, but more sweetness and less grain would be nice.

The circuit board for the CD player headphone out section is upside down, inaccessible from the main compartment, and requires major disassembly to get a look at. I might be tempted to use an opamp with higher output current for the headphone out if the opamp drives the headphones directly, but if the opamp is buffered then the AD8610 is probably the best choice again.

There are many good opamps to choose from, get a variety if you can, and compare them. The differences become subtle at a high level of performance. I'm in the process of comparing several opamps for use in headphone amplifiers and CD players, including the AD8610, AD825, AD8512, AD823, AD826, OPA2132, and a few others. I've also been working on a custom audio test tone CD to help evaluate the opamps and the CD player. So much to do.
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Old 6th May 2002, 10:52 PM   #6
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Question ad8512 as replacement for ad712 ?

What do you think as the Ad8512 as a replacement for the Ad712 as a buffer, filter, servo and cable driver?

According to analog's info on

http://www.analog.com/technology/amp...-AMP-12-01.pdf

Seems they designed it as just this...
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I just answered in another thread. I have a couple of AD8510 I plan to try out later in the week after some adapters show up, but I'm guessing the AD8610 or AD825 will turn out to be better.
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Old 18th May 2002, 02:47 PM   #8
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I've verified that the AX10 OPA2134 are feed with +/-12V so it should be okay with the AD8610. Can't find them here in HK. Any ideas where I can order them from?
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Old 18th May 2002, 03:20 PM   #9
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Default Re: OPA2134 vs. AD8610

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I planed a while ago to replace my OPA2134 in my Pioneer AX10 to the OPA627. Unfortunately the single to dual adapter I looked at simple didn't fit into the very tight space of the AX10. Now I noticed that Browndog has a very compact adapter for this purpose, so I'm considering do give it a try again. If I do, I think I will go for the AD8610 instead for the OPA627. Do you guys have any comments on that? Will the AD8610 be suitable as both an I/V and filter replacement for the 2134?
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The 8610 sounds better than the 627 as both filter/buffer and I/V. If it s I/V, a faster settling opamp than the 627 or 8610 appears (and sounds to me) desirable.

Use the 825 or 826 for I/V
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I've verified that the AX10 OPA2134 are feed with +/-12V so it should be okay with the AD8610. Can't find them here in HK. Any ideas where I can order them from?
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