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Old 23rd July 2009, 08:54 AM   #591
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Default VREGs?

Never mind.
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Old 23rd July 2009, 09:43 AM   #592
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Can't comment to much on the sound yet, it will have break in first.
is this a hammer/mallet operation or is it taking up a career in burglary?
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Old 23rd July 2009, 03:55 PM   #593
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is this a hammer/mallet operation or is it taking up a career in burglary?

That would be nice come to think about it, planning a trip to the Van Gogh museum already.

If it were a car it would be running in but i guess that ain't it eather.

Listerning to the dac yesterday at first it sounded a bit harch but you could actually hear the sound changing. Already it is very good compared to my teac vrds 10.

It is very detailed, scary dynamic, and the bass is getting better.

Hope it continues to improve at this rate for the next month or so!!!!.

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Old 25th July 2009, 07:46 PM   #594
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Dear Brian or Russ,
I'm most interested in your Buffalo32s DAC, but before ordering I need some help with conections.

A top priority for me is to feed this DAC with DSD signal from my Sony SCD-XA3000ES SACD player. I have the service manual and already located the needed signals (at least I think so), so no problem there. I'll simply wire them to RJ-45 connector on the player's back plate and then use CAT5 to the DAC box.

However, I still occasionally listen to some plain CDs, so I need to cover that base too. I could probably get I2S signal of the player too, or SPDIF, it really doesn't matter. All I need is a simple way to switch between the DSD/PCM signals. I don't mind powering the DAC down/up with every signal switch, but opening the box and flipping some DIP switches every time is not an option .

Could you help me with some relatively elegant way to switch between those signals? I don't mind ordering some additional boards or rotary switches, if needed (OTTO, ...?)

If we are at it, how feasible would it be to make this DAC a truly inversal one, i.e. sporting both DSD, I2S, SPDIF and USB inputs? Thank you very much for your answer.
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Old 3rd August 2009, 02:35 PM   #595
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Russ, Brian, a question about the volumite controller; Is the digital way of controlling volume with the volumite controller on the B32S hurting sound quality in any way? (losing bits or anything)
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Old 4th August 2009, 07:37 PM   #596
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I apologize in advance for being slightly off topic, but the other forums relating to the Sabre DAC have become a bit slow.

ESS Technology has just announced a new stereo Sabre DAC, ES9022. It has 2Vrms driver outputs, measured from ground of a single 3.3V supply.

Here's the link:
http://www.esstech.com/PDF/ES9022_PF_090731.pdf

Any discussion probably should go on the ESS Sabre Reference DAC forum.

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Old 4th August 2009, 07:52 PM   #597
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Yes, I saw the chip. Its certainly not bad, but it has about 20db worse DNR than the ES9018 or ES9012. So I am not very interested in it.

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Old 7th August 2009, 11:39 PM   #598
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Can Buffalo32 decode SACD DSD coming out from the SACD player's HDMI 1.3 out?
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Old 8th August 2009, 12:58 AM   #599
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Nope

Signals through HDMI are most likely encrypted.
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Old 8th August 2009, 01:14 AM   #600
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Nope

Signals through HDMI are most likely encrypted.

Thanks.
Audio is encrypted as well? If yes, what's the point in having DSD out?
Else, should I find in the player the internal SACD DSD wires, would Buffalo decode SACD?
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