My parts should be in tomorrow.
I'm planning on putting mine together Friday.
I did some hi-res scans of the boards if anyone needs them.
I'll take some pictures of the build in progress too.
I did it pin by pin.
The little tails show I didn't use enough flux.
It probably would not have been a problem if the
pads were longer. I'll probably re-flow it to get rid
of the tails.
With the combination of flux, solder and iron I used
to have at work, I could drag a little ball of solder along
the ends of the pins and it would do a perfect job without
leaving any bridges (and took about thirty second for a
chip this size). I can't seem to get this method to work
at home, I get too many bridges. I just use the pin by pin
method at home.
I am listening to this dac right now. I finished it just a few minutes ago and am so far impressed. Right now I've just got it set up with the hp out. I don't have an SPDIF dac finished yet to try that part out. I've got it going into my ssmh and DT880's right now and it sounds good. The detail in orchestral pieces is much clearer and it sounds like Alyson Krauss is standing right right in front of me. Here is a pic of it as is sits right now. I'll get it in the box this weekend.
This worked fine with my pc but when I plug it into my Mac nothing happens. Is it not compatible with OSX? I hope it is since that is what I use as my source most all the time.
As mentioned the detail is really good. I can actually hear the keys clicking clearly on an oboe in one of the high res samples from HD Tracks. I could hear it before but it was always just kind of a blur, now it is very pronounced.
Just a little feed back on what I'm hearing so far. I will spend a lot more time with it this weekend while I'm putting together the Pup1.
Should work. From the datasheet:
Well, it lives!
If I was thinking before I started, I would have cut down the
leads on the DAC a bit. The sort pads turned out to be more
of a pain than I thought they would. At first pins 15 through 21 refused
to make contact with the pads but in the end I won. Sound is good
with the 220uF Silmic II on the output. I'll test out the SP/DIF when
I find either an RCA connector or cable I can chop up in my junk box.
Build seemed to go OK, plugged it into an XP box and got all the right device messages including "ready to use" but then 30sec later a "USB device not recognized" message. Tried other ports, etc. and that error message pops up instantly.
Anything to try short of re-flowing things?