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Old 16th May 2013, 07:23 PM   #1271
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thank's for answers and your kindness

i will start studying the things, but it's long way ahead..
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Old 28th May 2013, 11:18 PM   #1272
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A small update to my post here regarding kit parts included with the 8-channel version of the DAC...

I am now including 2-pin female headers with the Buffalo and accessory kits, so that accessories can be plugged directly into the DAC, rather then using the ribbon cable.

The ribbon cable works well, but requires special attention to wire routing, and can lead to problems. I will likely make the ribbon and it's connectors an optional accessory in the Parts Bin at some point, as I think people will prefer the male/female connector option.

I will post some pics when I get a chance to take some.
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Old 30th May 2013, 03:32 PM   #1273
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Hi, im Eric

I plan to build a Buffalo III with USB input with this : Amanero Technologies

My question : if i only use the USB as an input, should i buy the Sidecar? Or i can install it directly on the Buffalo III board?

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Old 31st May 2013, 12:47 PM   #1274
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Hi, im Eric

I plan to build a Buffalo III with USB input with this : Amanero Technologies

My question : if i only use the USB as an input, should i buy the Sidecar? Or i can install it directly on the Buffalo III board?

Thankyou for your attentions.
Eric
You can wire it directly to the Buffalo board. The Sidecar is only needed if you want to switch between I2S and S/PDIF.
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Old 31st May 2013, 12:54 PM   #1275
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Default what exactly do I need for an 8 channel buffalo III?

I have emailed this question directly to Twisted Pear but have received nothing in reply, so I will ask here with hopes that someone may be able to answer...

What exactly do I need from Twisted Pear to make an 8 channel Buffalo III?

Obviously I need the dac board kit, and 4 IVY/Legato outputs, but what power supplies and regulators and how many of each?

I should add that I need balanced outputs and plan to use the exa21 usb to i2s board for input.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Old 1st June 2013, 01:39 AM   #1276
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Sorry it must have slipped by me.

I would use two LCBPS - one for 2 IVY each

i would also suggest a LCDPS to power the DAC and any accessory you require (it has two outputs).

You will also want three dual secondary transformers: 1 x 9V 15VA and 2 x 15V 30VA

That should do the trick.

You will want to setup each IVY for 4X the normal gain.

I hope that helps. Sorry again that I missed your first request.

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Old 1st June 2013, 01:46 AM   #1277
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Sorry it must have slipped by me.

I would use two LCBPS - one for 2 IVY each

i would also suggest a LCDPS to power the DAC and any accessory you require (it has two outputs).

You will also want three dual secondary transformers: 1 x 9V 15VA and 2 x 15V 30VA

That should do the trick.

You will want to setup each IVY for 4X the normal gain.

I hope that helps. Sorry again that I missed your first request.

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THanks....

So I only need 4 ivy total for 8 channels?
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Old 1st June 2013, 01:50 AM   #1278
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That's correct. Each IVY handles two channels.
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Old 1st June 2013, 02:12 AM   #1279
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Was also looking into what an 8-channel (quad-stereo) BIII would entail. This would be my first DIY type build.

Seeking a very high quality, one-box 8-channel DSP & DAC solution. Was thinking of-

MiniDSP nanoDIGI 2x8 K --> SPDIF --> (4) BIII SE boards --> (4) IVYIII

OK maybe an 8X mono build would be best, but I'm trying to keep costs somewhat reasonable.

The nanoDIGI takes 5VDC power. What power supplies and transformers would be recommended on this build for best sound quality?
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I have emailed this question directly to Twisted Pear but have received nothing in reply, so I will ask here with hopes that someone may be able to answer...

What exactly do I need from Twisted Pear to make an 8 channel Buffalo III?

Obviously I need the dac board kit, and 4 IVY/Legato outputs, but what power supplies and regulators and how many of each?

I should add that I need balanced outputs and plan to use the exa21 usb to i2s board for input.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
I'd like to build this exact same thing, but with no USB, and 4 AES/EBU inputs instead. Is there an AES/EBU to i2s board somewhere. My searching hasn't found such a thing.
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