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post #31 of 1046
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Originally Posted by Billyk View Post
I may be confused....
I am looking at the cable I use as my bantam is at home, but the cable I have looks like it would plug into that adapter just like it would plug into my bantam???
Well, the discussion involved using a plug directly from a DAC - without a cable. That's why I posted that adapter pic. At least in the case of the BantamDAC, use of that adapter would allow one to plug the Bantam directly into a PCB USB slot, with no cable at all. Think about it - the adapter is the same as a cable with the intervening wiring.

Frankly, I prefer to remove the cable from the other end (the RCA interconnect) and make a BantamCableDAC. I was just addressing the subject at hand in the thread, though. This all assumes one had a Bantam already built and the USB male connector was already soldered to the board. I hope that makes sense - didn't mean to be confusing.
post #32 of 1046
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It's the Male B on the Bantam that tomb is talking about (which is different than stock).

Just thinking about how long that would stick out from a laptop would be a great way to get a new motherboard.
post #33 of 1046
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Originally Posted by mugdecoffee View Post
It just seems silly to me to require two cables to connect such a small device.
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Originally Posted by cobaltmute View Post
Isn't that the point of the Carrie - fitting the Bantam or this DAC and the Mini^3 into the same box as the Mini^3?
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Originally Posted by mugdecoffee View Post
Now that I think about it, the Carrie solves this problem well.
If you're intent on sticking with the Mini^3 for your amp, then you're going to have to live with that other cable, not to mention the one required for charging the battery. Carrie can be built for well under $100 if you play your shipping cards right. I think right now the best option is making orders at both Mouser and Digikey, and depending on shipping price, you can build a fairly low-cost, portable and high quality DAC/amp.
post #34 of 1046
Case, panels and all, the Carrie and Bantam can be built together with around $100. It's about $60 in parts and $40 for the panels. I imagine this dac will be similar in price to build and pair.
post #35 of 1046
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Originally Posted by cobaltmute View Post
It's the Male B on the Bantam that tomb is talking about (which is different than stock).

Just thinking about how long that would stick out from a laptop would be a great way to get a new motherboard.
Thanks! I was staring at that thing and at the cable on my desk.... Did not mean to be argumentative, and OT, I'm sorry about that; I just couldn't get it through my thick skull. Anyway I am a cable fan and if I didn't build my first Bantam for a Carrie, I would have been a cabledac type.
post #36 of 1046
I was actually in the process of building a cable Bantam, but Carrie popped up before I finished so I switched to the USB socket. Great timing!
post #37 of 1046
cobaltmute: any word on the ability to add SPDIF out in r2?
again, keep in mind that I am perfectly happy air wiring the forward voltage and the SPDIF as long as I have a place to do so.
post #38 of 1046
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It is still a consideration. I actually want to build a first one before I get too far into the the second revision...
post #39 of 1046
Thread Starter 
Boards are now in the hands of FedEx and I should be getting them Tuesday.
post #40 of 1046
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FedEx beat their own delivery standard and I ended up getting the boards today.

Good news and some annoying news for those that are interested in the boards.

The annoying news is that they were shipped as panels so I have snap them all apart. This means that edges of the boards are rough.

The good news is that for some reason they shipped me two panels instead of one so I've got a lot more boards then expected, which means the price per board drops. A slight problem with this that I can already see is that the scoring on some of the boards sucks so some of the boards are right-offs.

I'll post pictures later tonite when I'm not at work.
post #41 of 1046
Thats good news, I'd love a board (or two!), so please let me know.
post #42 of 1046
did you find a source for the PCM2707?
post #43 of 1046
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I don't have any miracle sources. I've got some on backorder from Digikey and one in my box. Mouser's ship date keeps sliding.
post #44 of 1046
ill take a board or 2
post #45 of 1046
I'd love to try a couple of boards out.
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