With all these mods scattered on the thread, and now the Chameleon is in production, I propose that we start an open, editable list, that orders mods by bang for buck and skill level based on our experiences. (For example number one has to be removing the filter caps). Must be remembered that in a sense we have 2 dacs here, USB and SPIDF. So the list will have to split at some point when covering input. But a reference point will make the mod options clearer and more easily accessible for new owners to try, and expand on.
Great idea, I nominate you to handle this process! Perhaps people could just send their DAC's to you to Mod for free, that way they wouldn't have to read or learn anything. With all that free time they could put all their effort into complaining how Woody modded their DAC but it still doesn't sound quite right in their system. You could learn the finer points on how to listen closer to what these golden ear audiophiles have to say. Perhaps a chain of progressively small flaming hoops would offer even more refinement to your labor of love.Sounds like fun!
(I probably shouldn't be responding at this wee hour)
Yea I took a closer look and yes that's the way it is indeed wired. I guess one could hard wire a 5 VDC jumper wire in place of using the power off the USB cable. Perhaps if the whole 5 VDC rail was running on a battery then maybe the jumper thing might help. However now you have a USB only DAC.