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Hello everyone,

I wanted to upgrade my Gamma 2 and was wondering if there where any other DIY DACs out there.  

Thanks in advance 

post #2 of 10

The Twisted Pear Buffalo DAC is considered by many to be the top of the heap right now...

post #3 of 10
I much prefer the stuff from Acko.
https://sites.google.com/site/ackodac/
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

I hear really good things about the Buffalo III on the other hand I have never heard of the acko. Which one is easier to build and which one sounds better?  Also for the Buffalo III, is it also an amp?

post #5 of 10
Both have almost the same price but the board from Acko is made of higher quality. Plus they have a lot more accessories and quick to adapt new changes.

Meanwhile TPA took more than 3 years (and still counting) to develop an USB board and keep in mind, this is not their main job so don't expect quick support if you ever got into trouble.
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Have you built any of the Acko DACs before?

post #7 of 10
Not built, just got my hands on the boards. The material they are using for the PCB (Rogers) is optimized for digital, which is pretty awesome.
post #8 of 10

What about TDA based (or any other NOS) dac? I know these are less Hi-Fi but alot of people prefer the way they sound like vinyl. Natural. And still very detailed with great imaging and so.

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Originally Posted by Lil' Knight View Post

Not built, just got my hands on the boards. The material they are using for the PCB (Rogers) is optimized for digital, which is pretty awesome.

 

I really can't tell by looking at the site.  Do they have a I2S input..  Not USB to I2S, but straight I2S?

post #10 of 10
Of course they do. Rare to see any ES9018 design that doesn't have I2S input.
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