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post #1756 of 9593
I previously posted pictures of a Millett that I built for Beaglepod. Here are pictures of my own Millett. It has Diamond Buffers and uses a STEPS. It's mounted in a Par-Metal 20 series case. The tube guards are drawer handles from Home Depot.





post #1757 of 9593

May I present.... the Mystic DAC

PCM2702 type USB DAC housed in a solid marble pyramid. Now my computer finally makes music, and looks cool doing it!



post #1758 of 9593
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PCM2702 type USB DAC housed in a solid marble pyramid. Now my computer finally makes music, and looks cool doing it!



No way! Love the marble look! So 90's!
post #1759 of 9593
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Originally Posted by Gontran View Post
PCM2702 type USB DAC housed in a solid marble pyramid. Now my computer finally makes music, and looks cool doing it!



Man, that is so damn cool...
post #1760 of 9593
Very impressive! Can we see underneath? I assume that is where you were able to get the board inside?
post #1761 of 9593
Wow, I think that is a first. Nice job, I bet it would be cool to do that with one of my quartz pyramids :gets idea:
post #1762 of 9593
The base of The Mystic DAC is covered with a felt pad (made from blessed camel pubes... ) but here are pix of the first pyramid I broke while learning to sculpt marble with a chisel and dremel.







Here is the board (from a previous post)



post #1763 of 9593
Very cool man. I need to get a DAC soon, but only after I upgrade my cans a bit. Will it ever end?
post #1764 of 9593
Thats a nice looking build! How long did it take you to build one kklee? Maybe in the future you can setup a small meet to let other Vancouver members hear this build and others you have made too!

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Originally Posted by kklee View Post
I previously posted pictures of a Millett that I built for Beaglepod. Here are pictures of my own Millett. It has Diamond Buffers and uses a STEPS. It's mounted in a Par-Metal 20 series case. The tube guards are drawer handles from Home Depot.





post #1765 of 9593
A rather early post in this thread (post #71, in page 4) shows the first enclosure work I did for my Dynahi. Never thought it would take me more than two years and 85 more pages in this thread before I could submit pics of the new enclosure work.

My Dynahi remained stored in a storage unit for most of these past two years. Got it back this past summer, took it to a FL meet, sold the enclosure to Flecom on the spot, and brought my enclosureless Dynahi with me. Right now finally building the two separate enclosures, one for the power supplies and one for the main boards.

Given the total lack of any decent aluminum enclosures locally, I decided to use wood to build the enclosures, using aluminum tape and screening to cover the inside walls and make it a Faraday cage. (This aluminum lining not only looks like a duct-tape approach, it is some sort of a duct tape approach, but honestly I like it ) Here a few pics:


My dynahi main boards module, and the drilled base of the wooden enclosure:




Base covered with aluminum tape:




Holes cleared:




Aluminum screening applied:




Boards module on the base:




Inside of top lid covered in aluminum already:




Top lid and base ready:









And here is something else I decided to do. Had an idle heatsink, so decided to build a heatsink "extension", if I may call it that way.


Here's a copper sheet, the extra heatsink, and my original Dynahi boards module in the back:




Folded the copper sheet onto itself two times (so it's 4x as thick as the original sheet). Removed one of the original heatsinks from the boards module to attach this copper belt to it. The white stuff is heatsink compound:




And here's the heatsink extension finished and installed:




Here's the boards module installed and closed, with power, input signal, and headphone out wires ready:



[EDIT]Pics taken two months later, after finishing an improved heatsink extension:[/img]





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More pics soon when hopefully I'll have finished the two enclosures. They will be basically identical except for the controls. The final look will be very much like this with the top in black, and without the little wooden brick under the faceplate:

post #1766 of 9593
rsaavedra: That is absolutely gorgeous! Stunning attention to detail, with I had that patience, I can make stuff work, wish I would have the creativity to make it look good too
post #1767 of 9593
Thanks FallenAngel very kind, more pics coming later.
post #1768 of 9593
Small.





The wiring is temporary; pot, connectors, and case to come later.
post #1769 of 9593
Nice! Small indeed! What chip is that? will it drive 32 ohms? What are you using as a power supply and what kind of swing do you expect?
post #1770 of 9593
OPA2134U from Burr Brown.
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