Hi, finished my DAC last night, the 2704 went down well, I flooded the pins and the wicked off the excess solder. I tried the wipe method first but I just couldn't get it to work.
In fact the most difficult (and time consuming) thing was getting the surface mount components out of those tiny packets, is there an easy method? I couldn't find information on the internet.
I was a bit shocked at first when I plugged in my HD 595s and then ATH-M50s directly and noticed the lack of bass. However after I actually read though the website and forums and realised I would need to change the caps it sounds great. Currently using some 220uf 100v KMG caps that I had laying around, but I will order some better quality ones later today, I have quite a large case so I welcome any suggestions.
I have one question, I want to use The Skeleton as a desktop DAC with my Starving Student amp (I'm going to leave it permanently connected, to hopefully reduce the risk of blowing the chip), I want to use an on/off switch. I use one with the Alien DAC I previously built and it is very useful with the Mac, flick the switch and you go from headphones to built in computer speakers immediately and back again without having to change any settings.
Is it possible to add an on/off switch and if so, where can I connect it?
Many thanks, Andy