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Old 11th February 2020, 11:18 PM   #101
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How does is sound is the question, say, compared to Holo Audio – May DAC | Kitsune HiFi - HoloAudio USA ?
Yes, great question Mark. There is only so much time to try all these options, as
you well know.

I had considered going down this discrete DSD DAC route myself but looked
at the various possible strengths versus liabilities. In the end I decided that a
few of the IC DAC's that are capable of native DSD playback are essentially
doing a similar thing as in passing the DSD stream to a unity weighted OP
architecture. The advantage of the IC's is they have more unity weighted
'bits' , more flexibility WRT low pass filter options and greater dynamic
range and lower distortion.

But that's not to say they will sound better.

The CT7302 is of more interest. It potentially solves a lot of issues.... and creates others.

WRT Holo May - quite an achievement by any measure and it measures
staggeringly well for an R2R DAC... for any DAC. Really impressive design.
I think he took inspiration from Dan Lavry's original discrete R2R DAC.


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Old 12th February 2020, 01:17 PM   #102
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How does is sound is the question, say, compared to Holo Audio – May DAC | Kitsune HiFi - HoloAudio USA ?
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Hmm.. digital protocol with error correction. Needs rechecking anyway... for a *cough*little price..

A sub-company under Holo Audio's parent company sells this...

Sort of destroys any respect for Holo Audio..
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A sub-company under Holo Audio's parent company sells this...
Oh? ...and what is Holo's parent company?
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Question. On the main page at audiodesignguide.com for the Star DAC, there is a Raspberry Pi shown. Is this used for Ethernet streaming from a host computer ?
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Question. On the main page at audiodesignguide.com for the Star DAC, there is a Raspberry Pi shown. Is this used for Ethernet streaming from a host computer ?

The Star DAC has been set up to host a Raspberry Pi to connect on i2s input so is possible use the Volumio media player.
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Oh? ...and what is Holo's parent company?
Good point - this is incorrect. It’s a shop.
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But Volumio media player is a paid for service. JRiver, Foobar, Daphile and HQPlayer can do bit perfect playback.

So the Pi is accessories... got it
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But Volumio media player is a paid for service. JRiver, Foobar, Daphile and HQPlayer can do bit perfect playback.

So the Pi is accessories... got it

Volumio - The Audiophile Music Player


Free and Open source forever.


Yes, use the Pi with Volumio is an option to have an integrated media player but you can use any player on PC or Mac with USB.
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Bit perfect from a PC over USB and PCM to DSD on the fly .. yeah baby yeah ... and its a preamp, can't get any better
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We are still working on continuing!
This PCB model has inputs
1-i2s
2-USB - amnero
3.AES
4-Torxl
5- RCA

Output: 2 x I2s
Chip: CT7302
Remote control!
Invite you to see the PCB picture, thanks a lot!
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