Originally Posted by mechgamer123
Excuse my ignorance, but what would a "lock" do on a DAC?
Basically just meaning that it is locked on and receiving the signal.
Originally Posted by bowei006
Side buttons? That could work as i will only be using optical
Power button and light on front with jack and knob. Gain and i/o switching on the back?
How about glossy black color so it matches my audio gd? :P
The DAC doesn't have optical I think? Just USB and coax.
I'm not a fan of side buttons. Looks weird, plus it limits the places different people can put it on their desk. for example, if the buttons were on the right side, with my desk layout, I'd be screwed.
It's not the complete end of the world, but I really really wish I/O could be on the front, because I will use this all the time, like several times in a single day :( I could give a crap about gain being on the back. Makes sense to me. That's how a lot of other amps are.
Originally Posted by HybridCore
Well that's subjective but I care about aesthetics unlike the rest of you guys.
Aw...I was going to put unit power and gain back there (and maybe something else). Oh well...
Which reminds me, I think the materials we'll be using are steel with a brushed effect (or not) and plastic if I have to.
I care about aesthetics too, haha, just in a different way. I don't think we can get too crazy with this DIY project that borisu is so graciously taking on for us.
Would it bother you a lot to have just 2 buttons on the front? Power and I/O maybe? That's my wish anyway. I guess nobody so far is too bothered by gain being on the back? Should we take a vote or attempt at some organization or something so we can start getting this sorted out?
I'm fine with that.
Edited by manveru - 10/7/12 at 12:35pm