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Old 9th January 2013, 11:12 PM   #251
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You are welcome.

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

(I have no affiliation other than being a happy customer)

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.
Hello Russ,

Thank you again for your last post -

So is it fair to assume if I order the following:
1 - Buffalo-IIISE 2-Chan DAC Mod+Trident RegSet
1 - Placid HD Power Supply Kit
1 - 9V+9V (15VA) Power Transformer
1 - 4-Pack of Gold Hirose U.FL Connectors

I can be up and running?
I know I will still have to buy.
XLR D connectors + Cap for Analog Audio outputs
S/PDIF RCA jack - Digital input to my digi002
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Old 10th January 2013, 01:08 AM   #252
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If your amp already has a DC blocking cap, then you don't need another. I have my Buffalo DAC directly connected to Hypex UCD180 modules. I do have an RC low pass filter though.

If you want Digital volume control, then you also need "volumite"
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Old 10th January 2013, 01:24 AM   #253
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If you want Digital volume control, then you also need "volumite"
No, you don't. The Volumite functionality (volume control via pot) is built in to both Buffalo-III versions. Everything you need for it is included with the DAC.
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Old 10th January 2013, 01:27 AM   #254
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Sorry about that :-) I'm behind the times...
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Old 10th January 2013, 03:29 AM   #255
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If your amp already has a DC blocking cap, then you don't need another. I have my Buffalo DAC directly connected to Hypex UCD180 modules. I do have an RC low pass filter though.

If you want Digital volume control, then you also need "volumite"
GLT - I use mackie hr824 powered studio monitors and krk powered sub, but the signal is run thru a dbx drive rack first. I use the dbx drive rack to q the room. I'm not sure if they have a DC blocking cap
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Old 17th January 2013, 04:56 PM   #256
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From some earlier posts in this thread it appears that at least some people are successfully using the Amanero USB interface with the Buffalo III-SE. Unfortunately, I'm not having any luck. Here's how I wired it:

Amanero ---------> BIIISE
DATA ---------------> D2
BCLK ---------------> DCK
FSCLK ---------------> D1
GROUND ------------> GROUND (x2)

The wires between the Amanero and the BIIISE are about 1.5 inches long. I'm using an Arduino controller (HiFiDuino) to handle switching between SPDIF and I2S, Foobar2000 as my player (set up to output to the Amanero using WASAPI), with a 6 foot USB cable connecting the Amanero and my computer. I'm getting total silence. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?
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Old 17th January 2013, 06:31 PM   #257
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The Hifiduino s/w only controls the chip registers for spdif/I2S switching. The BIII has external devices to switch between SPDIF and I2S that the hifiduino s/w doesn't know anything about. This could be your problem.
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Old 17th January 2013, 06:42 PM   #258
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@chryses:

My experience with the B III, the Amanero and the Hifiduino s/w says that it works without any problems, i.e. you just wire it like you did and set the hifiduino for I2S operation. That's it. It has worked just fine that way in my case.

Now, the B III SE by default expects a s/pdif signal in the s/pdif input. In order to use the I2S/DSD input you have to select it by connecting a switch to IP_S and closing it. Have you done that?
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@chryses:

My experience with the B III, the Amanero and the Hifiduino s/w says that it works without any problems, i.e. you just wire it like you did and set the hifiduino for I2S operation. That's it. It has worked just fine that way in my case.

Now, the B III SE by default expects a s/pdif signal in the s/pdif input. In order to use the I2S/DSD input you have to select it by connecting a switch to IP_S and closing it. Have you done that?
Ugh, I'm such an idiot. Nope, I haven't done that - thanks!
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Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?
1. Check if you are indeed sending data, and if the volume is ok.
2. Check your usage of IP_S: this switches the input of the BIIISE. It should be connected to a digital port on your Arduino board, and you should control it in the software (i.e. alter the code).
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