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All Elements since 2017, version 1.53, have both RCA input and RCA output. Yes, we only sell the latest version (both RCA jacks).
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B-Stock amplifiers and DACs contain brand new electronics. We classify enclosures as "B-Stock" when accidents occur in...
That is true! Some batches of OL DAC were also built with OPA2227. All USB Editions are built w/ NJM4556.
Yes, remove the plates, then push/pull.
@junki EL DAC's feet must be removed to access screws leading to the circuit board. OL DAC is a simpler choice if you wish to experiment with filters.
All JDS Labs DACs are configured for adaptive USB mode. Jitter performance is equivalent when set to asynchronous mode in modern USB-to-I2S...
@jseaber I know both DACs use a AK4490EQ as the D/A chip, but I was wondering if there's anything different in the analog output stage between the...
No, the difference is unlikely to be noticed except under extreme conditions.
The version is printed inside the device, or can be checked by sending us your jdslabs.com order number.
Here's the post: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/original-jds-labs-element-different-from-newer-ones.870105/#post-13983797
Element has come a long way:
v1.00 [mid 2015] - Original release. USB input and RCA analog input.
v1.00 [late 2015] - Added optional Auto...