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Old 20th March 2009, 01:20 PM   #71
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so, you just need the buffalo 32s and connect it straight to the output rca's/xlr's (with or without an output cap)?

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Thats my understanding.

Yes, the Buffalo32S can simply be wired to the output jacks. There is virtually no DC offset so no cap required.

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Old 20th March 2009, 01:25 PM   #72
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Is there DC offset in SE mode - ie would it need a cap on the output like the earlier beta boards (beta-beta!)?

I only ask because there was meant to be fairly severe turn-off thump on that too but I have none. And I mean none at all.....I have a friend who has the same DAC and would love a counterpoint set up (I and he thinks it sounds great) but uses SE outputs only.

And the 2 boards would run happily off a single LCDPS?


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Hah, yes I guess this is the second beta. Beta 2.

I can't really say if you will get a thump (SE) or not, as it will depend on what you have after the I/V stage.

What I can say is that balanced out it is pretty well behaved with only a small transient on turn off.

What I observed was that when I had the I/V stage directly connected to a power amp connected single ended, I got a pretty large transient. That is why I am being cautious with people and recommending they only use it for balanced output. But this is DIY. Other folks may find it works fine single ended for them. I am hoping as more people use the circuit I can get some feedback on how to make it better. Sound wise, it is awesome.

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Old 20th March 2009, 07:24 PM   #73
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Would you say that a move from a current Buffalo + Counterpoint setup to a Buffalo32S will be a worthwhile upgrade (even if you can sell the "old" setup for a good price)? Have you done any in-house comparisons?
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Old 23rd March 2009, 07:09 AM   #74
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Hi Russ,

Can I link the input of a Buffalo32 with 2 SPDIF connector connecting to 2 different devices directly with only 1 device on at a time?
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Old 23rd March 2009, 01:41 PM   #75
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Hi Russ,

Can I link the input of a Buffalo32 with 2 SPDIF connector connecting to 2 different devices directly with only 1 device on at a time?

I would recommend you use our MUX boards if you want to do multiple SPIDF inputs. Then go I2S into the DAC. The MUX module has the advantage of galvanic isolation.

In order to give the most flexibility for input formats (PCM/DSD,SPDIF) we decided we would limit the SPDIF input to one.

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Old 23rd March 2009, 08:10 PM   #76
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Any thoughts on how to power the B32S in a car with only 12v?

What are the minimum voltages required for the analog and digital sections?
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Old 23rd March 2009, 10:30 PM   #77
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What is the size of the Buffalo32 board?
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Old 23rd March 2009, 10:42 PM   #78
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Hi fellas,

Will there be an option to use other analog output stages instead of the IVY II in the new Buffalo 32 DAC?

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What is the size of the Buffalo32 board?

Its the same length but double the width of he Current Buffalo.

So 3.3" x 4".

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