Originally Posted by tomb
Hey - looking good! You did a really great job on those RCA jacks and the Elna's, too. The bass is a bit clipped feeding headphones directly with those Elna's, but connecting to an amp gives you all the bass that exists anywhere, period. (-3db at 0.34Hz with a 10K pot) They sound about as good as a film cap, too.
Another SkeletonDAC lives!
Thanks, the DAC is feeding a CTH amp and lots of bass, punch and detail. To be honest, I put the Elna's in based on faith, that one line on your site saying 'Some people have expressed a preference for these caps over any other on the AlienDAC'. I might have to build another just to see how the Elna's compare to film caps.
I forgot to mention in my first post, and should mention for the benefit of others that to get the RCA jacks in I had to sand the PCB around 2 mm shorter lengthwise as the nut on the back of the jack stops the PCB from seating properly. Also, the nuts stopped the lid from closing fully, so the ridge on the top lid was also sanded slightly where the RCA jacks are. The jacks were tight fit, but if you're willing to sand a bit and take your time, not a problem.