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Old 8th January 2013, 05:09 PM   #241
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What do I need to purchase from you to get started?

Audio Requirements:
1 S/PDIF (RCA) input
2 XLR outputs
maybe a headphone jack.
The way the ESS Sabre chip handles SPDIF results in impressive sound quality. Leon beat me to the integration guide but it does contain a wealth of info with BOM at the back of it.

I'd look at a BIII SE with IVY III or Legato I/V stage. I've tried both and prefer the Legato. The Legato has a headphone out but I can't recall what they can drive. Power wise I tried both and prefer the warm running Placid HD/Placid HD Bipolar shunting over the linear supplies. You need good ventilation for the Placids or use a suitable thickness enclosure that would work as heat sinks for the power chips.

At the TP site, you can check out the manuals for the I/V stages for further config info.

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Old 8th January 2013, 05:25 PM   #242
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Hi guys,

Could someone help me with the data regarding Vcore (1.2V) current consumption figures for 44.1 till 192khz sample rates?

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Mihai
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Old 8th January 2013, 05:34 PM   #243
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The Legato has a headphone out but I can't recall what they can drive.
Everything as long as they are dynamic cans. The LME49600 buffer is capable of delivering 250mA.
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Old 8th January 2013, 05:55 PM   #244
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Hello Leon,

I'll take a look at the pdf.. Do you know which Crystek Clock is being used
CCHD-950 or CCHD-957?

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CCHD-950-25, 100Mhz
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Old 9th January 2013, 07:06 AM   #245
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Do you have to use a output stage? Isn't it possible to bypass this and wire directly to xlr jacks. I use a dbx driverack after my current DAC a Roland m1000, I use the dbx to tune the powered monitors and the sub for the room.
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Old 9th January 2013, 12:42 PM   #246
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Do you have to use a output stage? Isn't it possible to bypass this and wire directly to xlr jacks. I use a dbx driverack after my current DAC a Roland m1000, I use the dbx to tune the powered monitors and the sub for the room.
No - you don't have to use an output stage. There are some definite drawbacks to not using one, but it still sounds great.

If you don't use one, you will likely want to AC couple the outputs. Output capacitors of 2.2-10uf are commonly used.

You can always add an output stage later.
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Hi guys,

Could someone help me with the data regarding Vcore (1.2V) current consumption figures for 44.1 till 192khz sample rates?

Thanks,
Mihai
I don't recall the exact numbers off the top of my head, but if you plan for a max of 75-100ma or so you should be just fine. You can adjust as necessary.
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No - you don't have to use an output stage. There are some definite drawbacks to not using one, but it still sounds great.

If you don't use one, you will likely want to AC couple the outputs. Output capacitors of 2.2-10uf are commonly used.

You can always add an output stage later.
Thank you Russ,

Are there specific Output capacitors you could recommend (brand,make model)?
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Do you have to use a output stage? Isn't it possible to bypass this and wire directly to xlr jacks. I use a dbx driverack after my current DAC a Roland m1000, I use the dbx to tune the powered monitors and the sub for the room.
It is possible to work without an I/V stage, but it'll cost you some performance. If you're looking for the best performance, add an I/V stage like fi. the IVY3.
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Thank you Russ,

Are there specific Output capacitors you could recommend (brand,make model)?
You are welcome.

I have actually had really good success using the Dayton Audio film caps.

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Dayton Audio PMPC-10 10uF 250V Precision Audio Capacitor 027-244

I have also used Auracap and others. Really any good quality film cap will work well.
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