OK, I'm in. Anyone have a mouser alternate for the (optional) X1 spacer/insulator pn 520-700-9001?
I've never used that spacer for any DAC I've built that used the crystal. That goes all the way back to AlienDACs. It never caused a problem.
I'll take one, maybe I will have better luck with it then the PUP1. also I have a friend who I would like to give one (He's using the headphone out from his computer, silly guy)
If thats cool, you should have my Paypal still :)
I got my board yesterday and noticed that the pad for the 2704 seems a bit narrow. Will the production boards have a wider area here. It makes it really hard to get that chip in place. I'm going to try again tonight Just had to leave it alone last night before I made a big mess of it.
I had a bit of trouble with the shorter pads, too. The good thing is that it's a lot harder to make bridges. However, I had the trouble of not enough contact - not too much (bridges). The "drag and wipe" method as described on the BantamDAC website helps a lot. I repeated that technique a couple of times until the chip was recognized by the PC. It was fairly straightforward, actually. It made all the difference and was easy to do - no solder, just some extra motions with the soldering iron.