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Old 31st March 2009, 12:35 AM   #81
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Looks terrific! I'm looking forward to pre-orders!
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Old 31st March 2009, 01:11 AM   #82
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Sweet. I guess that answers the question I was going to ask about whether the volumite would be supported immediately :-)
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Old 31st March 2009, 02:42 AM   #83
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Hey Folks,

I have to say I can finally sleep after a couple of weeks of sweating Buffalo32S and going over every detail in my head a million times.

Mad props go out to Brian for his incredible prototyping skill. I have to give him the credit he deserves.

He built up that first prototype with no stencil! Now that's awesome.

I am just so glad that its working well.

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Old 31st March 2009, 04:15 AM   #84
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Looks great, sure it sounds as great too! I'm looking forward to the next round of orders (may give this one a miss). I have only one question - is the popping fixed? Russ, this one is for you as you have the same experience as me. It'd be good to know, and enough of a reason for the upgrade for me.
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Old 31st March 2009, 06:33 AM   #85
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As usual it looks very smart Brian, how does it compare with the old buffalo?
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Old 3rd April 2009, 02:34 PM   #86
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You can't do better than the noise figure of the local regulators.
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Old 3rd April 2009, 03:43 PM   #87
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You can't do better than the noise figure of the local regulators.
Correct, that is the reason I removed Reg1 and the opamp.
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Old 3rd April 2009, 04:20 PM   #88
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Default Buffalo32S current draw

Because I have had few people ask I thought I would post this here:

Buffalo32S current draw on each supply at suggested input voltage:

VD (5V) ~125ma
V+ (15V) ~68ma (each channel)
V- (15V) ~43ma (each channel)

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Old 3rd April 2009, 09:47 PM   #89
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If you like the Buffalo, you guys are going to really like the Buffalo32S.

The power supply arrangement and new routing has helped quite a bit.

There is no audible noise on the outputs.

The AVCC reg is doing a spectacular job.

AVCC is a voltage reference as well as the analog supply. That is why it can be though of as having a poor PSRR, but that is not fully accurate. Because any modulation or noise here while not good will be common mode to the balanced outputs, and will be very effectively canceled later down the line if you use an I/V stage like I do, that is super symmetrical.

In any case my AVCC supply noise should be extremely low, though I honestly don't have suitable gear to measure signals that small.

But what really matters to me is that it sound great, and that means it gets out of the way of the music. This it does very well.

Anyway Brian is sending one off for us to get tested. We should have some numbers to go along with the listening impressions soon.

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