Hi musicday and currawong,
Thank you for the new thread.
at the beginning, as story mention above, the builder goal is to create what he challenged for, but to create one he need to create more than one so he can reduce cost and spread the cost to other who interest with the idea. so he decide to create 10 for the 1st batch. and we need to see the public response to continue further since there already development and r&d but to have a mass product is out of our hand. So maybe in the future we can only prepare the player to only people who interest with minimum number. and we still can not decide on the price.
just for info, event though this player begin with the story related to tera player. the builder try to avoid the people think about this player is mimicing/clone ther tera. so for the final version he recode the digital data on cpu arm m4 using C language but still inline assembly , sice several driver still wrote in assembly to be functioning.
The final revision board will be coming on a few days, so we can catch the final version on late next week. Indeed there are revision on the dac chip es9023 environment and internal amp. our target is that will be rollable opamp space at the internal amp so you can customize the sound as you please.
the player will be have 5 button as picture above, at the lower case there is only micro sd and usb for charging, and at the top only 2 output for LO and HO and volume pot. the measurement related with a common audio product test will be info along with the final player.
I can not tell you the impression of the player since it not finalized yet for people abroad there will be 1 player can be send to be test. you can test what ever you want as long as you keep the player still in a good shape and unbroken. you can take measurement and post in this thread, so it can be our learning curve. I have received several PM questioning and asking for the DAP, please be patient.
for the multibit dac chip (tda1387) implementation, are not to be decide yet, since at the beginning people more to like the player using the sabre es9023, only me and builder and several friend like the sound of player with tda1387. and we still have to make sure that the player with tda1387 can be running perfectly on 192khz, until now we satisfied it running on 96khz sampling file
fyi this is the builder comunity work profile https://github.com/tjstyle
Thank you for your interest
Edited by jambul - 1/19/16 at 8:49pm