Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Digital Source Digital Players and Recorders: CD , SACD , Tape, Memory Card, etc.

Need a little help with parts selection. AMP, DAC, DSP...
Need a little help with parts selection. AMP, DAC, DSP...
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th June 2020, 05:07 PM   #1
xedios is offline xedios  Slovenia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Question Need a little help with parts selection. AMP, DAC, DSP...

Hi.
Wrongly posted in components. So here it is. thanks to garrbage to point me in corect section.

I am currently trying to put together a good DAC AMP and DSP system "all in one.. "

So here is my list of parts. I am quite a noob regarding diyAudio, but I know may stuff around systems and programming and stuff.

So here is the list.

- ALLO VOLT+D Dual Mono Class D Amplifier 2x TPA3118D2 2x60W 4 Ohm

- AUDIOPHONICS DAC I-Sabre ES9038Q2M KALI EDITION Raspberry Pi / I2S & SPDIF / PCM DSD

- KALI ALLO / AUDIOPHONICS ES9038Q2M GPIO Adapter

- MiniDSP 2x4 Balanced Audio Processor board 2 to 4 channel


Here is missing a good power supply, I was reading the forums, but I can't make head and tales from what I read.

So some options are the

Allo NIRVANA SMPS or Shanti, are there other better solution at the price point.

AND the most important thing here, where on the forums should I post something like this.

Or I would be better with RME ADI-2 DAC FS, this one has DSP,DAC



Thanks anyone for help.

Reposted from redit.
Ned a little help with parts selection. AMP,DAC,DSP.. : diyaudio
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2020, 05:19 PM   #2
Mooly is offline Mooly  United Kingdom
diyAudio Moderator
 
Mooly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Need a little help with parts selection. AMP, DAC, DSP...


I will delete your other thread. If a thread is in the wrong place then just report it and we can then take a look and move it
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2020, 07:23 PM   #3
xedios is offline xedios  Slovenia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
I just getting used to the forum.
Thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2020, 05:45 AM   #4
Mooly is offline Mooly  United Kingdom
diyAudio Moderator
 
Mooly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Need a little help with parts selection. AMP, DAC, DSP...
No problem good luck with your project.
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2020, 06:33 AM   #5
Extreme_Boky is offline Extreme_Boky
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
It seems you did a fair bit of research because all of these:

- ALLO VOLT+D Dual Mono Class D Amplifier 2x TPA3118D2 2x60W 4 Ohm

- AUDIOPHONICS DAC I-Sabre ES9038Q2M KALI EDITION Raspberry Pi / I2S & SPDIF / PCM DSD

- KALI ALLO / AUDIOPHONICS ES9038Q2M GPIO Adapter

- MiniDSP 2x4 Balanced Audio Processor board 2 to 4 channel

... are exceptional value for money. However, they are not DIY; they are ready-made products. Nevertheless, they will provide a very good sound on a budget.


The RME ADI-2 DAC FS seems like the great product as well; I personally like professional sound cards (I have few Roland cards), and that RME is quite close to their professional cards. It requires an external power supply, so you could build something nice and improve the sound substantially.

If you want to build something from scratch, then I recommend you visit the Pass forums and pick one of the First Watt clones. Sub-standard sources will be portrayed by First Watt clone amps for what they exactly are... so you will need to spend a fair amount of money to build a decent DAC, and then probably the same amount to upgrade it to be exceptional. That could be very expensive.

If you just want a great sound with no fuss, go with a Chord DAC. Pair it with First Watt Aleph J or MX2 / similar.... and enjoy. This will cost a lot, and at the same time provide great results without having to experiment (and waste the money & time).

So, in the end, this last option is the quickest, cheapest way to enjoy great sound.
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2020, 07:03 PM   #6
xedios is offline xedios  Slovenia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Thank you for some confirmation.
Never hard before for AlephJ, looks very interesting.
  Reply With Quote
Old 25th June 2020, 09:52 AM   #7
2 picoDumbs is offline 2 picoDumbs  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
2 picoDumbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Need a little help with parts selection. AMP, DAC, DSP...
What ever hardware you choose, I highly recommend to ensure it is compatible with Roon.
You want Roon.
You want a Firstwatt amp.

If you wanted an all in one Roon setup an Elac DS-S101-G can be purchased on amazon at bargain prices.
You could start with using the onboard dac which sounds really bloody nice, then use digital outputs if you want to upgrade the dac section.

If you must have dsp, then add the RME ADI 2 DAC FS. It has a 5 band parametric eq as well as some othe nice features.
I am not sure I like the minidsp, the more you start adding to your setup, the more bottle necks you are possibly creating and getting in the way of achieving a highly resolving and musically involving setup.
I haven’t used the MiniDsp but I have used the Behringer Digital Eq and I have gone away from using it.
Spend the most money you can afford on speakers and amp and minimise additional equipment that is used to fix problems, try and avoid these problems in the first place by getting the best you can afford.
__________________
"If you leave this point unattached to some circuitry, an ideal constant current source will emit a small lightning bolt which will travel until it connects to something." Nelson Pass

Last edited by 2 picoDumbs; 25th June 2020 at 10:05 AM.
 

Reply


Need a little help with parts selection. AMP, DAC, DSP...Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Selection of Parts and Components dtm1962 Swap Meet 8 26th December 2019 08:12 PM
J2 parts selection for that eventual day... Russellc Pass Labs 33 17th March 2018 09:00 PM
Parts Selection - Running in parts first? feds27 Pass Labs 0 29th January 2015 09:06 PM
Parts selection for linear PS tonyptony Parts 3 29th March 2006 02:15 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:43 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2020 diyAudio
Wiki