Originally Posted by david-gao
Do not worry about it, We will offer a DIP8 socket for the headphone OP AMP, user can use different amp chips as they like!
Yes, in the new DAC we will use AD797BR!
Can any body give some advice about the displayer, someone think VFD is beautiful, others think Displayer is no need! Need some advice here!
I think the display is a very nice touch and that was what draw my attention to the DMK IV and ultimately brought me to this site.
I find it a nice feature being able to display the information more throughly than other units that are more "mechanical" oriented, however i don't know having it on all the time makes me think that the display will eventually burn out one day eventually (being realistic i expect 2-3 yrs of heavy usage) sometimes is just not needed because you are not focused on the unit all the time.
I would like to know if you can implement like the mp3 players, the display goes OFF may be after 30 secs of inactivity, then a few small LEDs that display the basic info, like the source (i.e. usb, coax, spdif) to indicate the unit is running.
That would be a great feature if you can implement that. The 1 knob design is very clever where you can press down for selecting the modes i like it hope it still be there.
I would drop the remote, that is an unnecessary feature IMO because it isn't used much, people will use them on their desk so it'll be arms reach anyways.
I hope the new unit had balanced XLR amped outputs, and of course the DAC XLR out but may be i'm asking too much
I think the new DAC should have aesthetics that relates to the DMK IV so you can build your brand identity.