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Old 10th April 2012, 11:14 AM   #1041
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Did you use the regular or the PRO version of Sketchup?
I use Pro but you don`t need pro to make this sort of models. The extensive online database for different components is useful and growing. Import from other 3d programs is not possible with the free version though.
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Old 11th April 2012, 04:34 AM   #1042
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Changed the board layout to this design:

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Old 11th April 2012, 10:38 AM   #1043
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Much better. That looks great.
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Old 11th April 2012, 11:56 AM   #1044
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Yes, that is exactly how it is intended to be laid out. Very nice!
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Old 11th April 2012, 01:27 PM   #1045
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And I stole that design for the next dac ! But it looks very much like my Buffalo II.
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Old 11th April 2012, 02:56 PM   #1046
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Should all data lines be braided? ie. balanced signal lines from the BIII to the IVY, and from the IVY to the receptacle? Also, should I be manufacturing a copper fence to erect between the transformers/power switch and the nearest IVY board, to cut down on interference?
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Old 14th April 2012, 07:57 PM   #1047
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Default My design

I have to wait until my DAC arrives so I already started designing it. I used SketchUp for this.
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Old 15th April 2012, 11:16 AM   #1048
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I have to wait until my DAC arrives so I already started designing it. I used SketchUp for this.
It looks quite professional.
Plus: it gives me an idea for my frontplate.
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Old 16th April 2012, 02:42 PM   #1049
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Hi Brian, Russ
Just a quick note to let you know that my Buffalo, Placid, Legato, Teleporter order arrived this morning. Thanks for reorganising my chaotic ordering method and shipping everything in one go.
It’s much appreciated

Just by way of an explanation
I’ve been wanting to build one of your DAC’s for some time ( a few tears)but always seemed to miss the boat or get trampled in the stampede. So I was quite surprised to find that a chance visit to TP that the BuffaloIII was available so I grabbed one before it was too late. I spent the next day wondering if I really had ordered one or not. (Order 1)
Then I started thinking that I’d better get the PSU/IV sorted. (order2)
All good
Then I noticed the Teleporter which is just what I needed (order 3).
After 3 orders I had the complete set.
So now I’m looking forward to the build.
Thanks for organising things for me
It’s much appreciated
I’ll keep you posted
Take care
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Old 17th April 2012, 01:49 AM   #1050
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Finally getting to assembling the Buffalo III. I am a bit confused about the input jumpers. My build is a simple stereo setup for now. I have the single SPDIF input board. All I need is one SPDIF input. Do I need to install any of those jumpers on the inputs?

I've installed the jumpers on the outputs. Those things are difficult to install. I found it easier just to put a blob of solder bridging the pads. Wouldn't that work as well?

I've read Leon's guide (thanks Leon!) but could use some additional guidance with regard to the input jumpers.

Thanks, Mike
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