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Old 20th October 2010, 06:26 PM   #801
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Let me rephrase: Will the buffalo 2 work well using only one 9V transformer + placid power supply + buffalo 2 kit wired together and directly connected to my naim amp?

I'm not rlly a diy-junky, I just want something better than the DacMagic and I lack the money for anything serious.
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Old 20th October 2010, 06:32 PM   #802
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Yes, it will work fine.
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Old 25th October 2010, 09:50 AM   #803
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Yes, it will work fine.
Thanks for the answer Brian!

Just for clarification, do I need a ballsie stage to use the buffalo2 in single ended mode without a seperate analog stage?
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Old 25th October 2010, 09:50 PM   #804
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Hello, scanned this (huge!) thread and hopefully learned all I need to know about the Buffalo II - looks like a beautiful piece of work.

I'm considering using it in the following way:

Squeezebox3 -spdif- Buffalo II -balanced- 2xUCD400

* Squeezebox would do digital volume control (already proven lossless until a certain volume)

* For keeping costs low I would like to run the Buffalo II without Ivy-III (I'll accept the 12db worse thd+n) - is the direct output of the Buffalo OK to drive UCD modules? Their gain is 26db - recommended input impedance is 7 Kohm.

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Old 25th October 2010, 09:56 PM   #805
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I have mine connected directly to ucd 180 in balanced mode. Plenty loud. But I would recommend controlling the volume inside the DAC rather than before the DAC.
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Old 26th October 2010, 03:51 AM   #806
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Hi Mr Russ
When the next patch will be available to order?

Many thanks.
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Old 26th October 2010, 07:04 AM   #807
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Russ,

Not sure if you are able to answer this due to NDA agreements with ESS, but does the Sabre chip's DSP manipuate clipped signals? One thing the Buffalo is amazing at is handling music that was almost unlistenable on other DAC's, that I had put down to the 'loudness wars' amd digital clipping.

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Old 26th October 2010, 08:36 AM   #808
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Thanks glt, for your feedback. I understand volume control is better @ the DAC than before it, but as a "low cost" test - to see if the DAC outperforms my Denon 4306 feeding the UCD's - this will do for now
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Old 26th October 2010, 10:56 AM   #809
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Hi Mr Russ
When the next patch will be available to order?

Many thanks.
Just waiting on the parts and boards to get here. Once they are here then it will take 2-3 weeks for the manufacturing process.

Cheers!
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Old 26th October 2010, 10:02 PM   #810
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Any listening impressions of Buffalo II VS. Buffalo II in Dual Mono ?
Does the latter setup justify it's (almost) double cost ?
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