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Old 28th April 2012, 04:48 PM   #1071
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Hi All
Ive just completed my Teleporter Buffalo III Build

Firstly can I say what a joy the kit was to build and mention how useful and comprehensive I found the Integration guide along with the fantastic manuals provided.

Id like to say thanks to Russ, Brian and Leon for making the build process stress free and for all of the work put in developing the Buffalo and assembling the parts required for a successful build.

Top work Guys

From what Id read I was expecting those heat sinks to be glowing white hot but they actually run quite cool. For the BP HD I have 13.5V and 60ma shunt. For the HD 5.13V and 55ma with toes to the nose and used the aluminium chassis as a sink. Runs fairly cool to me and certainly not flaming hot by any stretch of the imagination. These units where both straight forward to set up and are behaving themselves in use which is all I can ask for. Likewise the Legato was a pleasure to build and worked first time.

The board quality is really nice on all of the Kits.

Also

Thanks for all of the SMD work you saved me from it made the DAC possible for the more clumsy types like me.

Sound quality

Well Im sure that most people who have undertaken the Buffalo Build know what a totally outstanding DAC it is. For me Id only heard the original MK1 with tube output stage so was building in the hope that I was going to like the results of our labours.
Shes been making music for the last day or so and Im totally blown away by the music that Im hearing through your DAC. The music just seems to wash over me and sounds totally natural and convincing. Just superb and getting better as it breaks in.

A superb DAC and at the price its a steal.

Fun to build

Less Pulp more Juice

Oh yes indeed

Ill post my Teleporter front end effort over on that thread.

Thanks Guys.

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Old 29th April 2012, 05:43 PM   #1072
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Default Manuals?

You mentions manuals along with the integration guide. Which are you referring to please, I may have missed something?
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Old 29th April 2012, 11:16 PM   #1073
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Hi J
This one for the Legato
http://www.twistedpearaudio.com/docs/linestages/legato_user_manual_3.1.0.pdf
and this one for the Placid BP HD and also Placid HD which is just the positive side of the HD BP so still good.
http://www.twistedpearaudio.com/docs/power/placid_hd_bp_1.0_manual.pdf
I hope they help
take care
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Old 30th April 2012, 01:07 AM   #1074
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Default Int Guide

Hi Shoom,

I understand those manuals, but there is really no B3 manual correct?

I look at the B3 integration manual and am confused right off the bat when they say solder the din 1 into place. OK, but many of the pictures of completed dacs don't show that piece added???
Then second, it says to solder the VD 18 onto the board. This is the new version just out today or so. The last version said VD 8. I think these are both wrong and should say VD 16. Am I correct?
So this is why I wonder if I am in over my head without electrical engineering background.

Jeff
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Old 30th April 2012, 07:15 AM   #1075
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No official B3 manual has been released. The reason is simple: virtually all of the information in the manual is also included in the guide, and the guide includes much more extra information to make it easier for you to build the DAC.

Sorry to confuse you, but I rushed out the new version. You are correct that the number should have been 16. I'll correct it in a later version. And no, you don't need an EE background to build the DAC.
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Old 30th April 2012, 10:07 AM   #1076
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to LeonvB
thxs for great work
just a tip:
what about stating/highlighting whats added when you release new versions?
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Leif
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Old 30th April 2012, 10:39 AM   #1077
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I did think of a change log, but the problem is: that also has to be maintained. To give you an idea: the initial (B2) guide was 17 pages, the first B3 version was 38 pages and we're now at 53 pages. That's a lot of editing over the past 12 B3 versions.
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Old 30th April 2012, 10:41 AM   #1078
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see that yes
what about just bold on the added bits
then next edit previous bold is back to normal....?
just a thought
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Leif
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Old 30th April 2012, 10:54 AM   #1079
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There is no need for that: if you really want to see the changes, run DiffPDF over the version you currently have and the new version you downloaded.
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Old 30th April 2012, 10:57 AM   #1080
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ok smart
never heard of that
thxs
best
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