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Old 28th May 2006, 01:31 PM   #41
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any updates on your project?

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Getting prototype PCBs made next week after the holiday. Just had to finish off some other projects first. This one is up next.

There will definitely be a USB to I2S converter too. Will probably get that made at the same time. I may contact a few of you to see if you are interested in beta testing the DAC and/or USB PCBs.

The DAC board on its own should be able to go directly into a 10-100K load with no problem (most preamps) , but it would not be filtered at all. I have a third line stage module based on the THS4131 which I will use to filter the output a bit. Balanced input and output.

I will post circuit details here soon. Along with pics of the layout for those who are interested.

One question to anyone who knows, can anyone shoot me a link to a good small input trafo to use for SPDIF that is easy to obtain in the U.S.? I am thinking of including one, but I need to find a good simple example of an SPDIF input circuit using a trafo and identify the trafo I could use.

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Old 28th May 2006, 01:44 PM   #42
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One question to anyone who knows, can anyone shoot me a link to a good small input trafo to use for SPDIF that is easy to obtain in the U.S.? I am thinking of including one, but I need to find a good simple example of an SPDIF input circuit using a trafo and identify the trafo I could use.
What, this kind of thing?
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What, this kind of thing?

Now thats a solution I could live with.
Reading it over. Thanks!
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Old 28th May 2006, 02:02 PM   #44
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Getting prototype PCBs made next week after the holiday. Just had to finish off some other projects first. This one is up next.

There will definitely be a USB to I2S converter too. Will probably get that made at the same time. I may contact a few of you to see if you are interested in beta testing the DAC and/or USB PCBs.

The DAC board on its own should be able to go directly into a 10-100K load with no problem (most preamps) , but it would not be filtered at all. I have a third line stage module based on the THS4131 which I will use to filter the output a bit. Balanced input and output.

I will post circuit details here soon. Along with pics of the layout for those who are interested.

One question to anyone who knows, can anyone shoot me a link to a good small input trafo to use for SPDIF that is easy to obtain in the U.S.? I am thinking of including one, but I need to find a good simple example of an SPDIF input circuit using a trafo and identify the trafo I could use.

Cheers!
Russ
I have ordered the eval pcb with some dac's to try.
the reason i like the voltage out is so i can try something like this
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showt...pagenumber=193
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ps also would like to try the software version
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Old 28th May 2006, 02:30 PM   #45
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I looked at the site Craig pointed to:

http://www.scientificonversion.com

And found the SC979-03 which seems to be a good fit. I will call them Tuesday to see what the price is and if I can even get them. But they seem small enough.

Thanks Craig.

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Sowter seem to do one as well, the 8285. They use a strange frames system on their site, so you can't link to the specs directly, but if you go to sowter.co.uk it's under pro audio.
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Digi-Key also carries some transformers from Newava. Have a couple but have not tested them. 470-1006-ND, 407-1007-ND.

Have to admit that Canare piece looks intriguing if we find a good supplier.
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That canare transformer is not the right transformer, not even close. It is an impedance matching transformer.
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What are we looking for then?
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A 1:1 75 ohm pulse transformer, the Newava parts digikey carries will do fine, also the SC parts. If you use the search you can find quite a few threads on them.
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