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post #961 of 2194
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Originally Posted by MasZakrY View Post
ATTENTION to anyone who is thinking of doing the L4562 mod: The IC is way smaller then you would think. I was expecting 555 timer size (not MDIP obviously) but holy *#&$#. When I got it in the mail I almost crapped my pants thinking of soldering this baby in. After the dust had settled I was able to install it with no problems (braid + silver solder + snips + tweezers + 45w iron). Keep in mind if you aren't 100% confident in your skills, please do not attempt.

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Yes it is small in the beginning, but when you start to work with it and concentrate size isn't problem anymore. I highly recommend pen-type tip for the soldering iron. Much easier to work with SOIC than chisel-type tip. You can clean up the gaps by running the pen-tip between the legs.
post #962 of 2194
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Originally Posted by ROBSCIX View Post
You think the output of this circuit would give better sound then a output section on a card using opamps such as LM4562's?
Yes I'm sure it would sound better because I've tried it with various external DACs (but never with any sound cards), but it would be considered a more advanced mod. Thanks for bringing up this idea, I should try it with my sound cards.
post #963 of 2194
I've decided to start gaming again, so I just bought an XtremeMusic (should be here next week). I'm going to be using an external DAC, though, so I'm more interested in potential mods to improve the digital out section. I've read the whole thread and saw some of the earlier posts regarding general ideas to improve it, but I was wondering if there was anyone else that was interested in it, too, and wanted to help out. Once I get the card, I'll be able to look it over and see what might be able to be done.
post #964 of 2194
Man if only someone could release a card like this commercially
post #965 of 2194
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Originally Posted by Kizza View Post
Man if only someone could release a card like this commercially
Wait For Auzentech X-Fi Prelude then....
post #966 of 2194
The X-Meridian is already out. I use LM4562's on mine...
post #967 of 2194
Anyone have any very high res shots of the card in it's entirety (front and back)? I could just wait for mine to get here, but I want to start taking a look at the digital section as soon as I can (yes, I'm impatient ;D)
post #968 of 2194
Hey Cotdt,

Do you still use your Hotrodded X-fi or your Zapfiltered Zhaolu in your setup or both? How do they compare to each other in sound, and which do you prefer?

I was looking at the National Semiconductor's website, http://www.national.com/pf/LM/LM4562.html , and I was wondering which is the Opamp chip that is used in this mod.
post #969 of 2194
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Originally Posted by gamer539 View Post
Hey Cotdt,

Do you still use your Hotrodded X-fi or your Zapfiltered Zhaolu in your setup or both? How do they compare to each other in sound, and which do you prefer?

I was looking at the National Semiconductor's website, http://www.national.com/pf/LM/LM4562.html , and I was wondering which is the Opamp chip that is used in this mod.
you want part number LM4562MA, the SOIC NARROW type.
post #970 of 2194
I have a couple of questions

anyone know how many opamps need to be replaced in the breakout box?
and would OPA2107AU work just as well?
post #971 of 2194
Is this mod possible with an extreme gamer model since it has the low profile construction?

I know it's on the 'not recommended' list but alas, I have one anyways.

sorry if this has been said already I can't go through 30 pages to find out!
post #972 of 2194
Anyone has seen this before?



Except mine has GE instead of NHG on it. I can't seems to find any info for this cap.

It is a [M] Japan GE 105deg C 1000uf 6.3v

Thinking of using this to replace the 220uf 16v cap.
post #973 of 2194
(M) stands for Matsu****a, brands include Technics and Panasonic - i.e. one of the best capacitor brands, up there with Nichicon and Rubycon

GE however, sounds like it might be one of the more "general purpose" series, rather than audio-grade caps
post #974 of 2194
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Originally Posted by Dagnarus View Post
Is this mod possible with an extreme gamer model since it has the low profile construction?

I know it's on the 'not recommended' list but alas, I have one anyways.

sorry if this has been said already I can't go through 30 pages to find out!
no, the op-amps are not standard SOIC so you cannot swap op-amps. you can do the rest of the mods if you want though
post #975 of 2194
word.

Is it worth it to do the other mods then? Or is the main improvement from the op amps.
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