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post #736 of 771
Why don't you buy one and take it apart then
post #737 of 771
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Originally Posted by nsx_23 View Post
Why don't you buy one and take it apart then
Indeed i'm waiting to receive a destroyer dac
But i'm too curious to see the inside
post #738 of 771
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Originally Posted by K_19 View Post
which would mean the Wolfson chip in question could be a WM8740 or models a bit below. If that is indeed true, then it would be VERY hard to find something in its price range that'd beat it outright.
So I just received an Extasy today, and I took it apart out of curiosity.

There is a Wolfson WM8501 in there.
post #739 of 771
how is the extasy btw, looks like a nifty piece of gear.
post #740 of 771
I just got it hooked up to my XM5 atm to see whether it was working fine, so I haven't really been paying much attention. But I can say so far that the extasy does sound quiet transparent.
post #741 of 771
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So I just received an Extasy today, and I took it apart out of curiosity.

There is a Wolfson WM8501 in there.
What differences does that carry vs the 8740?
post #742 of 771
I am reading that the WM8501 is a 24bit/192Khz DAC.
http://www.wolfsonmicro.com/uploads/.../en/WM8501.pdf

The DAC Extasy specs say its 16/48Khz. Wonder why there is this inconsistency.
Maybe it is just whats its capable of, now what it always runs.

Mine should arrive in the next few days
post #743 of 771
So I'm listening to my extasy atm hooked up to my 336 and HD650s.

I think I can almost safely say it blows my Zero out of the water.
post #744 of 771
I just got my DAC Extasy in and am listening to it though terrible sony headphones. (my hd650 cable should be in soon)

I will post a detailed review when I get my cable in for my HD580.
post #745 of 771
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Originally Posted by nsx_23 View Post
So I just received an Extasy today, and I took it apart out of curiosity.

There is a Wolfson WM8501 in there.
If I'm remembering correctly (and sorry in advance I'm this is untrue), some of the amps that use that DAC include Gamma 2 and Squeezebox duet. That's pretty decent company I'd say at this price, even though of course there are much more to DACs than their chips.

Sounds like Hotaudio has put out another solid product. Looking forward to further impressions.
post #746 of 771
A quick search on google seems to indicate the squeezebox does indeed use the 8501.

Its a cracking little DAC for the money IMO. The sound, compared to my zero, is less colored, with a wider soundstage and better vocals.
post #747 of 771
I think there might be a mislabeling of the RCA L and R. It seems I am getting reversed L and R channels. Might be why some sounds were completely absent when switching.

EDIT: The Red RCA on the DAC is actually the left channel and the white is the right. Must be mixed up tips, but its all fixed now. nsx 23, can you see if you get this? here is a good test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVj-fMHxW0A
post #748 of 771
so does the dac sxtasy require a wall wart/
and is the 8501 head and shoulders above the 2706 hink it was?


thnks
post #749 of 771
Nope, it just runs off USB.
post #750 of 771
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Nope, it just runs off USB.
The Red RCA on the DAC Extasy is actually the left channel and the white is the right. Must be mixed up tips, but its all fixed now. nsx 23, can you see if you get this? here is a good test: YouTube - Stereo test
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