pinkmouse said:Looks good mate, does it sound as good as the original?
I have yet to try SMD resistors, mainly 'cos I know nothing about them. What brand did you use, and how easy was it to solder?
Congrats on the job
carlmart said:Why don't you go have a look at how Marchand does it on their PM21 model? There's a pdf file for it.
analog_sa said:Hi Mad_K
When you say it sounds way better than IGC you compare the sound of balanced versus non-balanced operation and a whole lot of additional factors like preamp/cabling would affect the way it sounds. It would seem difficult to distinguish whether the chip amp prefers both inputs being driven or whether your external setup sounds better this way.
You're completely right ofcourse. I don't believe the chip to be sounding any better from being driven balanced, rather it's the sum of the circuit, preamp, cables, speakers, TT, CDP, phonopre etc etc. that makes it sound much better to my ears, in my setup.