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Old 18th November 2019, 08:18 AM   #51
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There is no BEST DAC ever!
Don't wast your time and money,
Buy an good old t.t.,
a tape recorder,
even a cassette recorder and listen to the music.
Out of curiosity I have search on e-Bay for a car cassette radio with analog radio receiver and I found nothing under 200 euros.
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Old 18th November 2019, 01:45 PM   #52
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...You act as if only you have knowledge...
Sorry you seem to have taken offense.

Its not that only I have knowledge, but I do have a working AK4499 evaluation board. The board was sent free of cost to me by AKM direct from Japan a few months before evaluation boards were available to the general public for purchase. They wanted feedback from a few people around the world, in this case from Jam and me.

For that reason I have spent a lot of time with AK4499 and learned about how to make it sound better than AKM could apparently do. Not that I am free to say everything I know, but I can say quite a bit without disclosing any proprietary information.

You seem to prefer to do it your way which is all I was asking about in the first place. That being the case I will stop bothering you from here on out.

Good day, sir.
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Old 18th November 2019, 05:22 PM   #53
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For that reason I have spent a lot of time with AK4499 and learned about how to make it sound better than AKM could apparently do.
What kind of method do you use for DAC sound evaluation?
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Old 19th November 2019, 09:54 AM   #54
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A little humbleness because You act as if only you have knowledge.
What information let You think that I doing it wrong?
My target is to get good quality DAC in DIY way and learn new things, technologi, multilayer design board. Everywhere working peoples so we are not worse than other designer.

With that way of thinking peoples doesn't reach anything and we would still live in cave.

If somebody doesn't think and learn on own mistakes.

That frequency are correct if You used frequency devider. You should know that.

You have knowledge but try to think from many different perspective.
Oops, it looks like you missed the opportunity to learn something from someone smarter than you.
Now you will have more learning from your own mistakes.
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Old Yesterday, 12:46 PM   #55
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Review and Measurements of Topping D90 4499DAC | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum
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Old Today, 12:33 AM   #56
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Looks like gustard has one coming too

GUSTARD DAC A22 dual AK4499 unveiled & ship since Mid-December | Hifig — HiFiGo
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Old Today, 01:11 AM   #57
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Looks to me like Gustard and Topping are trying hit price targets around $1k or not too much more. Expensive enough to be able hit the performance numbers, but not too expensive to prevent selling a lot of them.

Ones that sound better to picky listeners should come along later, and most likely will cost more too.

All the foregoing IMHO.
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Old Today, 11:53 AM   #58
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Picky listeners could be mistaking different for better
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Old Today, 01:02 PM   #59
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Best DAC chip... ever? Maybe. But will someone build the best DAC ever with it? Probably not.

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Old Today, 02:45 PM   #60
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Picky listeners could be mistaking different for better
True. Happens all the time around here. Measurements are part of the solution but not all of it, since they can also lead us astray (to some extent).

All the foregoing IMHO, of course.
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