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    Request for help - Looking for someone to help me understand the lampizator circuit diagram

    Hello All, I have been tweaking the ZERO DAC and have been reporting back into review thread. I am now considering adding a 6N6P tube to the DAC as a further (and some might say drastic) mod. The modification is detailed on this page and I am looking for some assistance in translating the...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by ccschua I have been looking for a pair of RCA socket to replace the existing one. On one occasion, I just pulled out the RCA external earth. How is Neutrik compared to WBT ? is it neutrik more value for money. Can the Neutrik or WBT be the exact...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by AudioPhewl One of your DACs has lost the headphone symbol. Has it been on a diet? Or is it ready for valve-lampization? ~Phewl. The older units didn't have the headphone graphic. But, yes the one with the headphone graphic is the one that is ready...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Following on from the snippit mod I performed earlier in the week, I have been comparing the sound to a ZERO DAC with an HDAM fitted. All comparisons were done using an Onix SP3 amp (modified with bypass caps and some rolled tubes) into a set of well broken-in Quad 22L2 speakers. Having two...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by Summer Jazz Hi Ianp, I would like to know what is "install the proper Gucci jewellery"? Did u mod your Zero to include the tube? Thanks! katanka is correct about the gucci, it means to use good quality RCA jacks. I have not yet installed the...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    As described on this page - ZERODAC The steps are pretty straightforward, as per the above page: 1. Remove the existing RCA sockets and install the proper Gucci jewellery. 2. Lift the MINUS leg of 1st and 3rd decoupling capacitor - see picture of four Silmic caps in one row. (can be 2nd...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by ccschua Well it goes like this.. He come out with Earth and Sun. By the name, Earth is more neutral and Sun is more dynamic, full of life. The costs is Less than USD 30 per piece with dual output. Just paid for Earth and Sun, will wait for item to aarive...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by ccschua So i guess i will be the first to break the good news. The HDAM challenger has arrived at a fraction of the costs. Yep, good news for sure, but do you have any further details ? Can't wait for a cook-off between them
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by Pricklely Peete Thanks ianp....I'm not doubting anyones credentials...Just wondered what the little caps are actually doing. I'll snip mine out and have a listen....what is there purpose in the stock circuit ian....any info will be appreciated...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by Enthusia I was thinking the same thing, I found the 360uf / 6.3v on ebay, I doubt there would be any big differences between those two capacitors. In case you haven't read the authors .doc on the lampizator, allow me to quote him on the selection of...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by Enthusia Which SANYO OS-CON do we buy? I am not sure how many UF's and Volts. Also would the solid os-cons work too or just the regular ones? This may help - http://us.sanyo.com/industrial/elect...ystemtable.pdf could be 330uF / 6.3v ??
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by indianbraker man i cant get over how great this unit sounds for the money i paid lol That's why we have 480+ pages in this thread and it's still growing !
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by AudioPhewl Are these capacitors in the signal path, or do they tie it to ground? If the signal passes through them, then removing them would terminate the audio signal(if they weren't bridged). Just curious. ~Phewl. To ground and the audio...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    My 0:02 on your questions. Quote: Originally Posted by loonywan 1. The RCA is the only output in the pre-amp role. You have to replace + upgrade it. However, what are good sockets ? Lukasz recommends using new RCA sockets. Probably because it makes installation a bit easier...
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    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by Pricklely Peete Quote: pricklely peete, can you send a pics on the cap mod on the hdam? thanks Sure, pm me with your email address and I'll send it off Peete. I'd be interested in the mod. So any details and images that you can post...
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