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    SPDIF--->USB

    Hi there, I am reading the thread and trying to understand it nevertheless I am not a specialist - just music lover or something. Still I am very interested in the topic because at the moment I feed my DAC from a media player via SPDIF /BNC/ considering this type as the best jitterless...
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Thanks a lot ! I hope he will become  a head-fier ! Cheers,  
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Quote: I am sorry guys I am so busy with some other stuff and simply had forgotten this project /in the meantime I have already a grandson - DAVID/ so no sense to make any suggestions before I go back there - probably end of the summer. I live now at the seaside where I miss my audio rig...
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Quote: I fully agree with this. I have tried plenty of resistors in that range and for me the best choice /compromise/  is 181 ohms.Please note again it's quality is very important - should be extremely low noise one. Cheers Cheers
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Quote: I am glad you enjoy the upgrade ! Be good, Cheers
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    MHDT Havana DAC

      Quote:   As a matter of fact that was suggested earlier by someone in this thread - I went further and after the good result with 100 uF Elna Silmic I have installed one Elna 47 uF in parallel /from the bottom of the first one/ - so altogether 147 uF and in my case the picture got...
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Quote: That's right and depends on the input impedance of next component in the system - preamp or whaever. In my case for example Chris VenHouse suggested 3,3 uF in order to get better /cleaner and deeper/ bass. Cheers,    
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Quote: You are absolutely right to decide by yourself - just check here and there before final step. Michael Percy is a high end guru - http://www.percyaudio.com/Catalog.pdf  and he says - Soft Recovery (FRED) & Schottky Diodes "Fast Recovery Epitaxial Diode.The FRED soft recovery and...
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Quote: They have too "engineering" sound -  the Korean L seem more musical   Quote: As far as I understood that project works for a penthode - we have a double triode tube ?   Quote: That is an example of the completely different approach and mentality ...
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Quote:   Quote: Thanks ZenFire , I have registered to the Decware forums and will have a look at the topic tomorrow. The gain is you just avoid using the ****ty internal OpAmp and go for a passive I / V conversion which is let's say High End approach / what I know/ Attached...
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Something like that - just principle schematics -   the old one   the new one      Please neglect the other parts and connections - I will send you the real schematics later - not completed yet, /All above info is absolutely not a military project as the Havana schematics -...
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Quote: Easy, just have a good look at Robert,s posts concerning the PCM56 opamp and you will find out where to start /pin 13/. Will post a brief schematic where to go further. Cheers  
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Quote: Sorry but I have several products at home of LINN, KENWOOD, HARMAN KARDON and I think these are not comparable with Lilliputs but all of them are providing very profound schematics and manuals. From another side you read on the MHDT website - http://dhost.info/mhdtlab/havana.htm -...
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Quote: As soon as we work in close cooperation with Robert I will post my modest opinion which is based on my experience - 1. It is so long a story I wouldn't like to go across it again and again - pls read the thread. 2.Resistors shoud be audio note or even better shinkoh - tantalum...
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    MHDT Havana DAC

    Quote: I haven't decided yet for myself. First I have replaced it with a cheap 100 uf and there was a noticeable improvement as dinobot suggested. After I tried 220 uf but I couldn't hear an improvement - just the opposite IMHO. Let me listen some more time and let's see what is the...
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