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Originally Posted by deadlylover View Post

 

That's all you got from ~USD$700?

 

I don't know the full details, but I'd imagine Project-IA is just another chipamp/gainclone/whatever.

 

You should have just bought a damn LM3886 kit for $30 on ebay, slap on some large heatsinks, and add whatever DAC shenanigans you want, and then buy a basic Stax kit with the change.

 

Yeah, development is expensive, and I need to buy components In bulk.


I'll bet P-IA performs better that some random $30 kit.
I did some measurements a while back.

And that kit probably didn't have a case nor a power supply.

post #81227 of 119727
Spoilsport tongue.gif
If going purely from the perspective of getting something to listen to, you could just point and laugh at how he's DIYing a buff power amp and then buying active speakers tongue.gif
post #81228 of 119727
Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

 

Yeah, development is expensive, and I need to buy components In bulk.


I'll bet P-IA performs better that some random $30 kit.
I did some measurements a while back.

And that kit probably didn't have a case nor a power supply.

 

It's just a chip amp, let's not kid ourselves here, you and I both know there's probably half a bee's dick difference between the cheapo ebay kit and your design.

 

I'm sorry, it's just that in my point of view, you're just designing and building things just for the sake of 'looking cool'. I wouldn't have a problem with it if it was your money, because hey, it's just a hobby, but wasting borrowing money? That's pushing it.

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Anyone got anymore manga recommendations? Only 2-3 manga at a time please; otherwise my brain can't process it. wink.gif

I'll be on holiday for three weeks, so I need lots of manga. This should already be enough, but chances are high that I won't like all of them, so I need the ability to drop some of them too. Right now I've got:


Annarasumanara
Astro Bou
Black Jack
Black Lagoon
Gantz
JoJo (all of it)
Kimi no Iru Machi
Kuragehime
Natsume Yuujinchou
No. 6
Nodame Cantabile
Sakamichi no Apollon
Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou
Sanctuary
Slam Dunk
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
Uzumaki
Vinland Saga
Zetman
post #81230 of 119727
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Originally Posted by deadlylover View Post

It's just a chip amp, let's not kid ourselves here, you and I both know there's probably half a bee's dick difference between the cheapo ebay kit and your design.

I'm sorry, it's just that in my point of view, you're just designing and building things just for the sake of 'looking cool'. I wouldn't have a problem with it if it was your money, because hey, it's just a hobby, but wasting borrowing money? That's pushing it.

No fighting please.
If you do want to have heated discussions with Boris, please make use of the forum's PM functionality.
post #81231 of 119727
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

@ anyone who cares about Project-IA

Revision.A PCBs and the DAC module design is now complete but the project will now be put on hold because of....... financial issues.

 

I currently owe my dad HK$ 5469 frown.gif

 

Project-IA will probably be put on hold until.... it rains money from the sky so don't look forward to it.

 

If anyone wants to adapt the project, I'll hand over all the design files and give you a detailed description of what I was doing.

thats not too bad, get a job at city super or something apparently they pay quite well....... biggrin.gif

post #81232 of 119727
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

No fighting please.
If you do want to have heated discussions with Boris, please make use of the forum's PM functionality.

+1

Unless you are going to make a manga out of it and post it here. :-)
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Wonder how these sound...?
post #81234 of 119727
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

+1

Unless you are going to make a manga out of it and post it here. :-)

LOL

'headphone otoko' instead of 'densha otoko'.
post #81235 of 119727
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadlylover View Post

 

It's just a chip amp, let's not kid ourselves here, you and I both know there's probably half a bee's dick difference between the cheapo ebay kit and your design.

 

I'm sorry, it's just that in my point of view, you're just designing and building things just for the sake of 'looking cool'. I wouldn't have a problem with it if it was your money, because hey, it's just a hobby, but wasting borrowing money? That's pushing it.

but there IS a difference lol.
No seriously, I'm not kidding myself here to justify the money spent.

Designs are fundamentally different, my amp employs a DC servo and runs the LM3886 in inverting mode to increase performance.

The power supply employs a capacitance multiplying circuit to effectively reduce ripple without large caps.

 

This is also a "smart" device, which means:

The entire amplifier is rigged with sensors to monitor its condition, including thermal, voltage, and current at various points.

There's an AVR-based MCU to manage the sensors and respond to fault conditions if any.

This amp has AC detection which means no pops or clicks at power-on or off EVEN IF it was forced to shutdown by a power outage.

 

I can continue listing why my design is so different but you get my point.

 

as for why I do DIY?

I do it for the process of designing and learning, not the final product.
as long as I learn from my projects I don't care of the product is crap.

 

and it's not like I don't have the money, it's just that I don't have a credit card.
I can pay my dad back with paypal. wink.gif

post #81236 of 119727
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Originally Posted by deadlylover View Post

Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

 

Yeah, development is expensive, and I need to buy components In bulk.


I'll bet P-IA performs better that some random $30 kit.
I did some measurements a while back.

And that kit probably didn't have a case nor a power supply.

 

It's just a chip amp, let's not kid ourselves here, you and I both know there's probably half a bee's dick difference between the cheapo ebay kit and your design.

 

I'm sorry, it's just that in my point of view, you're just designing and building things just for the sake of 'looking cool'. I wouldn't have a problem with it if it was your money, because hey, it's just a hobby, but wasting borrowing money? That's pushing it.

Uh oh, seems like Deadly isn't very happy right now.

You must not be drunk enough! tongue.gif

Anyway, Oyasumi all. 

post #81237 of 119727
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

'headphone otoko' instead of 'densha otoko'.

LOL!! I'd imagine the whole hi-fi thing could make pretty good manga material biggrin.gif

post #81238 of 119727
Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

as for why I do DIY?

I do it for the process of designing and learning, not the final product.
as long as I learn from my projects I don't care of the product is crap.

Fair enough. beerchug.gif


Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post

Uh oh, seems like Deadly isn't very happy right now.

You must not be drunk enough! tongue.gif

Anyway, Oyasumi all. 

 

Yes, it's a sign that I need to pour myself a dram, and I think I'll do just that.

 

Night.


Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

LOL!! I'd imagine the whole hi-fi thing could make pretty good manga material biggrin.gif

 

Subjective vs Objective yuri loli catfights? Yes please.

post #81239 of 119727

I will back up deadly on thing though and isn't directed at anyone here. Designing and building an amp with the best specs does not equate to it sounding anywhere of being good. Imho the O2 is pretty bad despite the specs looking impressive. Some designers would even call it fail.

 

My 2c.

post #81240 of 119727
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

LOL!! I'd imagine the whole hi-fi thing could make pretty good manga material biggrin.gif

You could have something where you see the back-story of all the main characters from this thread (slightly dramatized of course), and how in our misery we come together on this thread and share our moments of happiness and sadness. I can see this work.
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