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How does this DAC compare to to the original Element's?

I have not heard the original element, though from my understanding, it basically has a ODAC built in?

Compared to the original ODAC, this new dac is a bit warmer down low, has a bit of that bloom the 4490 chip imparts, giving a more natural presentation for a D/S dac IMO.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by mindbomb View Post
 

what is the spdif receiver used in the new dacs?

 

 

S/PDIF-to-I2S: AK4113

OL USB-to-I2S: SA9023

EL USB-to-I2S: SA9227

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post #18 of 19
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S/PDIF-to-I2S: AK4113

OL USB-to-I2S: SA9023

EL USB-to-I2S: SA9227

 

Thanks. I was hoping you guys would use a wm8805 cause of its reputation for jitter rejection. The dacs seem great nonetheless.


Edited by mindbomb - 11/24/16 at 9:29pm
post #19 of 19
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Thanks. I was hoping you guys would use a wm8805 cause of its reputation for jitter rejection. The dacs seem great nonetheless.

 

We did! OL DAC was first prototyped with a WM8804. The AK4113 provides better autonomy of clock rate detection than WM8805 (important for optimal THD), and it makes more sense to share the same part across multiple products. Jitter performance is indeed superior with the Wolfson series, however, jitter is audibly acceptable from the AKM equivalent. We transitioned from WM8804 to AK4113 in the second round of beta testing and feedback remained fantastic.

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