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post #886 of 2140
Are there any updates on the situation with Zap Filters and getting back in stock and all?
post #887 of 2140
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Originally Posted by Sean H View Post
Are there any updates on the situation with Zap Filters and getting back in stock and all?
LC Audio's customer service is shocking - absolutely shocking. They never replied to any of the 5 of so emails I sent to them. It's amazing to me that they even went to all the effort to set up a online store for their products.
post #888 of 2140
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Originally Posted by Sean H View Post
Are there any updates on the situation with Zap Filters and getting back in stock and all?
I talked to them about a week ago and they said they would be getting them "soon." THey said they would be getting 50 pieces in. I told them to email me when the stock arrived.
post #889 of 2140
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Originally Posted by adhoc View Post
LC Audio's customer service is shocking - absolutely shocking. They never replied to any of the 5 of so emails I sent to them. It's amazing to me that they even went to all the effort to set up a online store for their products.
Don't be so hard on them, maybe they just don't like doing business
post #890 of 2140
OK, So I ordered my D2.5C.

I saw some pictures of custom wooden fronts. Is there a howto availble for making such a wooden front?
Since I plan to try the Zapfilter (is that wise to do since the reports about customer support are so bad?) the headamp has to go and I need to fix the front...

Any ideas?
post #891 of 2140
Anyone know whether disconnecting the front LED indicator/selection switch panel of the ZL will have any ill effects?

My ZL is currently disassembled and has had components removed - I can't test this out myself for now.
post #892 of 2140
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Originally Posted by adhoc View Post
Anyone know whether disconnecting the front LED indicator/selection switch panel of the ZL will have any ill effects?
Reports are that there is an improvement by removing it. But you will lose the ability to select the coaxial input (unless you jumper it to be always be on), it defaults to optical input on power-up.

~Renato
post #893 of 2140
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Originally Posted by looser101 View Post
Reports are that there is an improvement by removing it. But you will lose the ability to select the coaxial input (unless you jumper it to be always be on), it defaults to optical input on power-up.
Oddly enough the 2.5's default is coaxial now. Do you have a 2.0 or 2.5, adhoc?
post #894 of 2140
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Originally Posted by udo View Post
OK, So I ordered my D2.5C.

I saw some pictures of custom wooden fronts. Is there a howto availble for making such a wooden front?
Since I plan to try the Zapfilter (is that wise to do since the reports about customer support are so bad?) the headamp has to go and I need to fix the front...

Any ideas?
Sent you a PM regarding the front plate.

Even though I've never done one, the D2.5 seems to be the easiest to add the zapfilter to. Customer support might be an issue if you run into a problem.

~Renato
post #895 of 2140
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Originally Posted by Azure View Post
Any update? Did you get everything sorted out?
I`m sad to say it did not work out. After several mails i got in touch with LC audio, and was able to purchase a new PSU. However, that did not help either.

I sent them a couple of mails after this asking for a way to verify if the main printboard was damaged or not. Have not heard back from them since.

At the moment a friend of mine is looking at the DAC to see if he can sort it out.

I also have the Rockna dac on order. I ordered it 5 weeks ago, and they told me last week i probably wont receive it before christmas.

I`m getting a bit tired of these small companies, wondering if i should just go all the way and get a Stello DA220 or something.
post #896 of 2140
So does partsconnexion have the zapfilter yet? I'm thinking about getting it.
post #897 of 2140
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Originally Posted by looser101 View Post
Reports are that there is an improvement by removing it. But you will lose the ability to select the coaxial input (unless you jumper it to be always be on), it defaults to optical input on power-up.

~Renato
Renator, thanks for that answer. I'm having immense difficulty removing tat

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Originally Posted by Sean H View Post
Oddly enough the 2.5's default is coaxial now. Do you have a 2.0 or 2.5, adhoc?
Mine's a 2.0, CS4398. It's quite a different beast now that I've replaced the rectifiers, caps, jacks and added toroids..
post #898 of 2140
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Originally Posted by looser101 View Post
Sent you a PM regarding the front plate.
Thanks!

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Even though I've never done one, the D2.5 seems to be the easiest to add the zapfilter to.
I am still in doubt wheter I can connect to the little grey cable coming off the D2.5 DAC board or that I have to solder on the PCB (like with the D2.0).
Any ideas?

Udo
post #899 of 2140
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Originally Posted by udo View Post
I am still in doubt wheter I can connect to the little grey cable coming off the D2.5 DAC board or that I have to solder on the PCB (like with the D2.0).
Any ideas?

Udo
All the signals from the dac chip should be available on that grey cable. Since you will be the first one to do the mod you will have to figure out which signals are on which wire.

-R-
post #900 of 2140
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Originally Posted by looser101 View Post
All the signals from the dac chip should be available on that grey cable. Since you will be the first one to do the mod you will have to figure out which signals are on which wire.
The grey cable has LEFT + , - and ground & RIGHT + , - and ground.

What type of output has the CS DAC chip? Voltage or current?
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