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post #76 of 198
Let's add the Cambridge Audio DacMagic - 199GBP, 399USD

DAC: 2 x Wolfson WM8740
Op-amp: yes, unknown
Input: USB, Coax (2), Toslink (2)
Output: Coax (1), RCA, XLR balanced

Featuring Anagram ATF upsampling
post #77 of 198
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Originally Posted by dvb-projekt View Post
Sorry, but i don´t see your problem about the price.
First, you could only buy these DAC-Board´s assemled for the price i wrote!
If you want, you could also buy their PS, USB-In Module, Cases, Digital-Input Modul ect. (also assebled) for extra money. So that´s quite normal on this planet
BTW, i don´t wrote that these are the only DIY-DACs on the market, but IMO these are on the TOP-End.

It´s YOUR decision what you need and what you not need. There are a lot of people, who want to upgrade there existing CD-Player with a new "High-End" DAC and could install for example only the DAC-Board in there existing CD-Player Case, with no need to buy anything else.
It´s a real Module-Design, witch IMO is realy great. So nobody needs to buy something, what he don´t need.

If you are interested in a DAC from HiFiWERKSTATT hoer-wege with a Case, PS ect., it up to you to calculate the complete price.

Cheers,
Oliver
When did I say I have a problem?
I wasn't even referring to your post... I didn't even read your post in fact.
I was referring to the DACs that I mentioned...
I was just saying that if you can't 'use' it in the form that it was purchased, then it's not really a good reference for the price.
A can't consider a DAC to be a equipment until I get a power supply to power it, case it up so joints don't get shorted, wire up connectors so I can connect something to it, etcetera...
The opus and buffalo DAC's are modular as well, and this is why I didn't recommend any price estimate for them.
post #78 of 198
Damn, these hoer-wege are expensive. I'm torn between the upcoming DacMagic and the Buffalo atm. This hoer-wege stuff would be interesting because it's from Europe... but the price is out of my range.
post #79 of 198
As JamesL indicates, boards (and maybe kits) will be available for the BantamDAC by early October:




Details at TooleAudio BantamDAC
post #80 of 198
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Originally Posted by JamesL View Post
When did I say I have a problem?
I wasn't even referring to your post... I didn't even read your post in fact.
I was referring to the DACs that I mentioned...
I was just saying that if you can't 'use' it in the form that it was purchased, then it's not really a good reference for the price.
A can't consider a DAC to be a equipment until I get a power supply to power it, case it up so joints don't get shorted, wire up connectors so I can connect something to it, etcetera...
The opus and buffalo DAC's are modular as well, and this is why I didn't recommend any price estimate for them.

Oh , sorry for the misunderstanding...
post #81 of 198
Red Wine Audio Isabellina, $2,500 Link
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16-bit, non-oversampling/non-upsampling
Proprietary, discrete Class A transistor output stage (no opamps)
SLA battery powered
Input: USB, TOSLINK, BNC (with RCA to BNC adapter)
Output: RCA
post #82 of 198
Just joined -

Has anyone tried out the new Pro-Ject USB box? I see it's not on the list either.

Pro-Ject USB Box
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Originally Posted by Pro-Ject Audio Systems
Line-level output1 pair RCA/Phono sockets
Output voltage0,775Veff
A/D converter16-Bit Delta Sigma
Sampling rate44,1kHz
USB-inputdigital serial data protocol USB 1.1
Operating systemsWindows®, MacOS® and Linux®
Dimensions (W x H x D)103 x 38 x 141mm
Weight540g
The data on it seems to be a little limited at this point, so I wasn't sure if it's just a knock-off of another USB DAC or what. Goes for $159 on NeedleDoctor.
post #83 of 198
I believe the ones that are also headphone amps should be specified.

Also does the "GLOW Amp One" tube amp count? It is a DAC as well. I did not see it on the list.


Amazing list - I greatly appreciate this thread.
post #84 of 198
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Gunblade View Post
I believe the ones that are also headphone amps should be specified.

Also does the "GLOW Amp One" tube amp count? It is a DAC as well. I did not see it on the list.


Amazing list - I greatly appreciate this thread.
Thanks! Adding amplification info gets into sticky territory, because then DAC/amps like the ones you mentioned would need to be added to the list. For the most part, I'm trying to limit the list to equipment that can act as a standalone DAC with a line output, which is why devices with only speaker outputs (ex. GLOW Amp One, NuForce Icon) would not fit. Home theater receivers also do not fit under this rule.

I might consider adding a note for DACs that also happen to have headphone amplification (ex. Benchmark DAC1) in the future.
post #85 of 198
there is also the shek d1 at $280 (TDA1543), the shek d2 at $320 (TDA1545A) and the shek h1 (DAC and headamp) at $200. more info at Sigtone
post #86 of 198
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by uhcmos1 View Post
there is also the shek d1 at $280 (TDA1543), the shek d2 at $320 (TDA1545A) and the shek h1 (DAC and headamp) at $200. more info at Sigtone
Those are already in the list.
post #87 of 198
WoW awesome thread...

good job infinitesymphony.
post #88 of 198
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Originally Posted by infinitesymphony View Post
Thanks! Adding amplification info gets into sticky territory, because then DAC/amps like the ones you mentioned would need to be added to the list. For the most part, I'm trying to limit the list to equipment that can act as a standalone DAC with a line output, which is why devices with only speaker outputs (ex. GLOW Amp One, NuForce Icon) would not fit. Home theater receivers also do not fit under this rule.

I might consider adding a note for DACs that also happen to have headphone amplification (ex. Benchmark DAC1) in the future.
Yeah it does get sticky. I have yet to pull the trigger on a DAC/Headphone amp or two separate units...months after my purchase of new speakers. I really need to though....motherboards audio is not really the coolest thing : /
post #89 of 198
Thread Starter 
Chord QBD76 and Chord Chordette Gem added.
post #90 of 198
do the blue circle thingee/ gigalab moon count?
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