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post #466 of 674

$100 is going to be tough to hit.  I'm wondering whether in that estimate you counted for the fact that I supplied you with the PCB, DAC chip and a couple of other items for FREE.  I won't be able to do that with kits. wink.gif

post #467 of 674

We're working toward blue-anodized cases with laser-etching.  The manufacturing order with Hammond has already been placed.  The production PCB's are on order, too.

 

This is a glimpse at the case design that's been supplied to Hammond and the laser-etching service:

pupDAC-r1-Layout2(1)-sm.jpg

About the post above, $100 may be hard to hit, but that's the neighborhood and the hope is that it won't be a lot more than that. (crossing my fingers)

post #468 of 674

Very nice case design.  I like it.

post #469 of 674
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Originally Posted by tomb View Post

We're working toward blue-anodized cases with laser-etching.  The manufacturing order with Hammond has already been placed.  The production PCB's are on order, too.

 

This is a glimpse at the case design that's been supplied to Hammond and the laser-etching service:

pupDAC-r1-Layout2(1)-sm.jpg

About the post above, $100 may be hard to hit, but that's the neighborhood and the hope is that it won't be a lot more than that. (crossing my fingers)

Looks great, I seriously cannot wait!

post #470 of 674
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Originally Posted by tomb View Post

$100 is going to be tough to hit.  I'm wondering whether in that estimate you counted for the fact that I supplied you with the PCB, DAC chip and a couple of other items for FREE.  I won't be able to do that with kits. wink.gif


I didn't have a few items in my figure. Keeping in mind the cost savings of prototyping... even at ~$130-$140 for a full kit, etc. it's well worth the cost for such a compact DAC that gets the job done. This DAC is the equivalent of the Cavalli Compact Tube Hybrid in the price, performance, size category. Thanks again cobaltmute and TomB. 


Edited by Mullet - 8/17/12 at 6:34pm
post #471 of 674

The production PCBs are in:

 

pupDACproduction-top-sm.jpg

pupDACproduction-bottom-sm.jpg

post #472 of 674
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The production PCBs are in:

 

pupDACproduction-top-sm.jpg

pupDACproduction-bottom-sm.jpg

So excited, I cannot wait!

post #473 of 674

Wow! I got buried in a cave and just stuck my head out to see all this! nice work guys!!

 

i still havent built mine, I went away for holiday and when I came back I was supposed to move and get settled in. well things changed and now im without work bench, desk, iron, or anything for maybe another month!!! I do have my original pup1 with me though luckily!

 

Nice work with the progress everyone! 

post #474 of 674

Yep - we're checking the production submittals from Hammond on the custom case right now.  Hopefully, we'll have a prototype case in a 2-3 weeks, perhaps.  Then things get interesting as I get them anodized and laser-etched.  We'll keep in touch with the progress - this should be fun and I know dang well it's worth it. smily_headphones1.gif

post #475 of 674

Hey gang - just chiming in. My Pup has been doing admirable duty day in and day out at work. I currently have it paired with my 'Wire' build which I've just cased up. Tom - when the cases are in, I hope you'll sell them separately. I like your design, and I'd rather use your case than make a custom front panel. Thanks again for your efforts to make this DAC/Kit available!

post #476 of 674

Yeah, I'm looking at that.  The problem is, nobody can run a business by simply becoming a Mouser custom-ordering/re-packaging service.  We'll see if the price I will have to sell at will be palatable for you customers vs. ordering the BOM by yourselves.  Otherwise, I will have to package everything together.  Anyway ... I'll get that all figured out once the case manufacturing is set.  Worst case, I'll sell the cases separately, but not the parts.

 

BTW - the case prototype is in - I'm testing out the anodizing and laser-etching tomorrow.  Here's some pics, but keep in mind that the case is a rough, unfinished prototype from Hammond .  It's meant to check the machining, only:

 

case-bezels-1-sm.jpg
case-bezels-2-sm.jpg
case-1-sm.jpg
case-2-sm.jpg

 

I'm working on what shade of blue anodizing will work best with the laser-etching.  As you can see, cobaltmute has designed the PCB so that you can use the Hammond case with or without the bezels.


Edited by tomb - 9/20/12 at 8:56pm
post #477 of 674

Looks really nice. How can I get my hands on a kit? Anyone working on a non-oversampling design?
 

post #478 of 674

Test for the anodizing and laser etch:

TestAnodizeLaser-PupDAC.jpg

post #479 of 674

Those look amazing!

Any idea when the boards/cases will be available?

post #480 of 674

About 3, maybe 4 weeks at the most ...

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