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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hello

I was reading this interesting dac chip review:
http://www.audiodesignguide.com/DAC_final/DacFinal.html

and I found obviously interesting the Wolfson WM8740.

Looking around I found that it's used on some cd players, like Cambridge Audio, or souncards, like Onkyo SE serie.

Anybody knows if it's used on external DAC too?
post #2 of 12
it corresponds with my own listening tests that Analog Devices makes the best DACs.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by zigo View Post
Hello

I was reading this interesting dac chip review:
http://www.audiodesignguide.com/DAC_final/DacFinal.html

and I found obviously interesting the Wolfson WM8740.

Looking around I found that it's used on some cd players, like Cambridge Audio, or souncards, like Onkyo SE serie.

Anybody knows if it's used on external DAC too?
Yes, it's used in our amplifier's optional DAC module

Regards,

Michael
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by cotdt View Post
it corresponds with my own listening tests that Analog Devices makes the best DACs.
Please what external dac use the Analog Devices?
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by mglaudiolabs View Post
Yes, it's used in our amplifier's optional DAC module

Regards,

Michael
Your products are interesting. The "Digital Input Board with WM8740 converter" is really very interesting as external dac. Does it work only with your amplifier or it can be independent?

regards

roberto
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by zigo View Post
...and I found obviously interesting the Wolfson WM8740.

Looking around I found that it's used on some cd players, like Cambridge Audio, or souncards, like Onkyo SE serie.


And of course the Rega Apollo and Saturn.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by zigo View Post
Please what external dac use the Analog Devices?
The ca 840c could be used as an external dac and I believe uses the AD1955.
post #8 of 12
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The ca 840c could be used as an external dac and I believe uses the AD1955.
yes it does, the 740 and other uses wolfson. Use a cdp as external dac is possible, it does'nt mean that is the perfect solution using the computer as source.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by zigo View Post
Your products are interesting. The "Digital Input Board with WM8740 converter" is really very interesting as external dac. Does it work only with your amplifier or it can be independent?

regards

roberto
Hi Roberto,

At this time it's only an optional board to be used with our amp
but we're thinking of building a stand-alone DAC with the
same components.

Regards,

Michael
post #10 of 12
OP275 w/ the AD1955? Yuck. I do not understand the attraction to this chip, especially for I/V, both from the standpoint of qualitative and quantitative performance. There are much better op-amps in AD's lineup.
post #11 of 12
That was an interesting read, but only a few DACs were mentiuoned. Are there any websites that list most of the current DACs used in audio equipment along with their general characteristics.
post #12 of 12

Both the Little Dot DAC1 my personal choice,and the Cambridge Audio DAC majic use that Wolfson chip.

You will get more for you money with the LD DAC 1in my opinion.

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