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Beatiful rig, what do you use to play music? I can't recognize the monitor...

Is a cable usb on the top of the monitor?? :)

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Beatiful rig, what do you use to play music? I can't recognize the monitor...

Is a cable usb on the top of the monitor?? :)


I bet it is his HP touchscreen laptop, in a dedicated stand

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^ OH! Tv dinner tray! Thats a sweet diy dac... hows it sound compared to udac?


Yes, I thought the same when I saw your setup :) .  About the sound, unfortunately I have never listened to the udac, so I can't say. I can say that I like the Bantam very much, really clear and transparent, although its output level is a bit on the weak side; though that is not a problem with the MiniMAX.

 

cheers!


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I bet it is his HP touchscreen laptop, in a dedicated stand

You guessed it and that is a usb cable coming from the top. I use jriver media center 14 in theater mode and use a remote to control everything including the volume of the isabellina. Its also all off grid.

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Yes, I thought the same when I saw your setup :) .  About the sound, unfortunately I have never listened to the udac, so I can't say. I can say that I like the Bantam very much, really clear and transparent, although its output level is a bit on the weak side; though that is not a problem with the MiniMAX.

 

cheers!



Lol ok. I'll have to try one some day. About how much would you charge to make me one in the container of my choosing?

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This is my simple rig.  As you can see, space is very limited.

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how enjoyable can it be sitting there listening to music? you may be better off moving your gear into your living room. to me, that looks like sitting in a time-out corner lol

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how enjoyable can it be sitting there listening to music? you may be better off moving your gear into your living room. to me, that looks like sitting in a time-out corner lol

 

LOL!  How did you know this was my time-out corner.  I punish myself constantly!!! Now if i can just figure out how to add a computer.  

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That is the most awesome corner I've ever seen Tiltman, add a cool poster.

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Hi guys, over the past few months i have been working on a project with a friend to build a valve output for my buffalo II dac. It has been a joint effort (although the brains behind this build was my mate Nick) to build a dac that i can use as my main dac with a switchable output using a custom valve output stage and the ivy 3.

After being one of the lucky few to bag one of the new dacs on the first round i was keen to see what we could do with the output stage (not that there is anything wrong with the ivy 3). I am a lover of valves and none of my dacs use valve outputs. Anyway we managed to create this dac pictured below (sorry about the crappy pics). It uses some nice Sowter output transformers and custom Canterbury designed transformer to power the valves. We went for a set of 6h6p russian valves and made custom switch relay boards to control the output selection to use either the valves or ivy 3. I also added in the spdif mux board for multiple inputs and Nick came up with a nice little switch board that remembers the state in which the dac was last used (i.e. if i used the coax or usb or whatever). I also use the placid and placid bi polar boards to power the buffalo and ivy 3.









I really love the sound of the dac both with the valve output and ivy3, i have to say the valves sound nicer to me.

I just need to tidy up wiring and get it boxed up nicely with some nice panels. This is the fun part 

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^^ Wow... now THAT's a DAC !!

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LOL!  How did you know this was my time-out corner.  I punish myself constantly!!! Now if i can just figure out how to add a computer.  





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That is the most awesome corner I've ever seen Tiltman, add a cool poster.

 

How about adding a sub.  What do you think?

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Here is my DAC-19...

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