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Styleaudio Ruby MK2 - model 2010

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New Ruby has arrived!

 

Ruby 2 front

 

Ruby 2 back

 

 

Specs:

 

1.       Main DAC : Burr Brown PCM1796

    -         24 bit 192Khz sampling advanced segment audio stereo DAC

    -         Dynamic range : 123dB / THD+N : 0.0005%

    -         8x Oversampling Digital filter

    2.       Digital Controller : Cirrus Logic CS8416

    -         32Khz to 192Khz sample frequency range

    -         Low Jitter clock recovery

    3.       USB controller : TE7022L

    -         USB2.0 FS DAC / Fully compliant with USB1.1 specification

    -         Input : 32Khz / 16Bit ~ 96Khz/24Bit

    4.       OPAMP : Total 8pcs (DIP type)

    -         Output    : Texas Instruments OPA604 x 2pcs

    -         I/V          : Texas Instruments NE5534 x 4pcs

    -         Headphone : Burr-Brown OPA2134 x 2pcs

    5.       Others

    - Recommended aging time       : min 50 hours

    - Including package                   : DAC, user manual, USB cable, power adapter

 

 

Ruby now supports 24/96 through USB thanks to Tenor TE7022L chip. Two output ADI817 OPAMPs were exchanged with TI OPA604, compared to previous version.

 

More details HERE.

 

Price:

Ebay: 339USD (free shipping), HERE

GMarket: 249USD (without shipping), HERE

 

 

What do you think about it?


Edited by nManJofo - 5/15/10 at 10:20am
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Has anyone got experience with GMarket? The price is really tempting...

 

I was also thinking of changing the DAC chip (once I'm fed up with it :P), because the rest of the box seems identical to Topaz (expect for the DAC, and the new Tenor chip and OPAMS, but new Topaz MK2 will probably get them too). PCM1792 and 1796 seem to be electrically compatible, same pinout, same voltage. PCM1792 goes for 25USD on eBay, which is nothing compared to price difference between Topaz and Ruby2 (250 VS ~450USD). Is it possible to exchange them? Has anyone tried it?

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Remember that Ruby MkII unit has 60Hz 110/220V adapter. So depends on your country spec, you'll need to change the adapter.


Edited by thuantran - 5/15/10 at 11:47am
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I'm aware of that

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AGD Sparrow is half the cost.

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Buying from stores on GMarket is as good or bad as from Amazon. So if you want to get it from there, I don't think it's a problem.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post

AGD Sparrow is half the cost.


Half the cost? The official page says 225USD for USB-equipped model.

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