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Old 25th January 2011, 06:48 PM   #1091
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1. SPDIF standard is max 24 bit.
2. If you like, but you could use a higher sample rate up to 24bit depth.
3. No, I would not.
4. You could go either way, but I would prefer I2S in this case.
Thank you Russ,
I do confirm. It works a way better with 24 bit than 32 bit transport depth.

Strange is that I have 32 bit transport and 32 bit buff II - BUT - spdif is a limit.

I may have to go for the USB sound card and USB connection to save all 32 bit depth.
Am I right Russ?

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Old 30th January 2011, 10:33 AM   #1092
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Hi, does new buffalo II have opamp onboard?
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Old 30th January 2011, 10:37 AM   #1093
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Yes, for power supply. Not for output.
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Old 30th January 2011, 11:13 AM   #1094
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Yes, for power supply. Not for output.
Hi, thank
I read this from lampizator website:
"UPDATE about the latest Twisted Pear Buffalo board version 2

The latest Twisted Pear board with Esstech DAC is "improved" by the addition of the output stage. 6 opamps that I counted. Unfortunately, unlike with the first board, there is no connection for us Lampizators to the naked DAC output. TP added their opamp based analog stage. The bitter truth is that it sucks. The music is bad, mechanical, closed in, not high end at all. Compared to the first board with tube stage or with Sowter transformers - the new board does not cut it at all. And there is no possibility to cheat the board easily and add tube stage. It takes a MAJOR rework including the removal of all opamps.
Guys - you overdone the good product, I am sorry. I must warn all tube fans folks who are excited by the ESSTECH DAC to stay away from your buffalo.
I seriously suggest to produce the old board with newest chip and continue to provide naked output terminals like before. You CAN'T change reality and stop musically sensitive people from using tubes, it is impossible. Ah of course - I havent even touched the price issue ;-) "

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Old 30th January 2011, 11:21 AM   #1095
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No - this is true only for the Buffalo 32S version which has been discontinued and replaced with the current version (Buffalo II) where you can easily connect any I/V-stage of your taste.
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Old 30th January 2011, 11:32 AM   #1096
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No - this is true only for the Buffalo 32S version which has been discontinued and replaced with the current version (Buffalo II) where you can easily connect any I/V-stage of your taste.
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Old 30th January 2011, 11:38 AM   #1097
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Hi, thank
I read this from lampizator website:
"UPDATE about the latest Twisted Pear Buffalo board version 2

The latest Twisted Pear board with Esstech DAC is "improved" by the addition of the output stage. 6 opamps that I counted. Unfortunately, unlike with the first board, there is no connection for us Lampizators to the naked DAC output. TP added their opamp based analog stage. The bitter truth is that it sucks. The music is bad, mechanical, closed in, not high end at all. Compared to the first board with tube stage or with Sowter transformers - the new board does not cut it at all. And there is no possibility to cheat the board easily and add tube stage. It takes a MAJOR rework including the removal of all opamps.
Guys - you overdone the good product, I am sorry. I must warn all tube fans folks who are excited by the ESSTECH DAC to stay away from your buffalo.
I seriously suggest to produce the old board with newest chip and continue to provide naked output terminals like before. You CAN'T change reality and stop musically sensitive people from using tubes, it is impossible. Ah of course - I havent even touched the price issue ;-) "

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NO - mr. Lampizator is very superficial person ...
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Old 30th January 2011, 01:22 PM   #1098
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Hi, does new buffalo II have opamp onboard?
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Not that it should really matter but... No, no op amps on-board at all.

The AVCC power supply module is a shunt regulator that uses an opamp.
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Old 30th January 2011, 07:41 PM   #1099
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If anybody has Buffalo II DAC pcb for selling, than pm me
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Old 30th January 2011, 09:47 PM   #1100
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I'm thinking a buffalo II battery power ...is it possible?

Battery (12v ?) + placid + buffalo II
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