Originally Posted by uzziah
yikes; what sort of a profit is lawrence making if the base dac is $80 from the manufacturer?????
this is quite interesting.
i'm suprised no one has done this before. how is communication with the manufacturer?
i imagine the clock upgrade at least is different than lawrence's offering, but not sure about the psu or the headamp (which i assume are still mutually exclusive like always). someone could ask lawrence i guess. is lawrence really sellling the same basic dac for $100 more than the manufacturer? yikes. i have to wonder if the "power supply upgrade" and the "clock upgrade" are what lawrence uses as his BASIC model? just a wild guess, but otherwise this would seem nuts.
oh, and perhaps we've derailed this thread and specific zhaolu stuff should go in the zhaolu forum?
how much was shipping?
another question: when it says "headphone upgrade (no stock)" does that then mean that your dac will not have a headphone amp at all? i suppose that would make some sense.
Communication with Eddie Wu is a breeze, his english is not perfect but understandable
I was quite surprised when Lawrence offered the stock Zhaolu for $180US. Cos on the official zhaolu website,http://www.zhaolu.com/products/product6.htm
解码器 D1.3豪华版外置解码器 599元
DAC Version D1.3 599RMB
599RMB is 74.5284 USD according to:http://www.xe.com/ucc/
The extra 6USD is the shipping charges that Eddie incurs for bringing the set from China to HK.
At this point I do not know whether Lawrence mods his stock zhaolu for $180US, it could be but I would not know.
Eddie has 2 types of clock upgrades, quoted from him:
The clock set unit consist one occlitor 6.144MHZ is to clock the digital signal . The $280(HK dollar) is the cost of the whole set with consist one 50 ppm occlitor which without the adjustment knob on top.If you select one ppm occlitor (with adjustment knob on top) and that will be $100(HK dollar) extra means $380(HK dollar) -whole set.
The sound can easy disitinguish !
As for the upgrades, this is what eddie said:
This upgrade parts is I made it and sell lots of them already !
some one broughts from me and sell it to canada half years ago !
Yes there's no stock for the headamp upgrade at the moment, it would not fit into the zhaolu if i go for both power supply and headamp upgrade anyway.
Shipping is $23US by EMS to Singapore, I do not know how much it is to US or other places.
Anyway I will post the pictures of it once it arrives, latest by end of the week i hope