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DENAFRIPS 'ARES' R2R discrete ladder DAC - close up view

Discussion in 'Dedicated Source Components' started by pitbul34, Jan 28, 2017.
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  1. slex
    Yeah i forgot BNC..how about AES:grinning:
     
  2. slex
    Venus>Ares? 26 bit vs 18bit with i2S. But use Amanero vs Xmos208 on Ares.
     
  3. slex

    Ok i see the pricing. Is it X5 better?:grin:
     
  4. lukeap69

    AED would make me happier... :joy:
     
  5. slex

    How about USB into i2S . This is likely possible.:grinning:
     
  6. lukeap69

    My problem with that is my Soundaware Pro I2S out is using ethernet cable and has different configuration than PS anf Audio-gd so it is a not so useful input for me. I am just planning to use coax input at the moment as I find my redbook files really good. :grinning:
     
  7. Mr Pluto
    PitBul34,
    So have you already compared your new OPPO SONICA DAC with ARES?[​IMG]
     
  8. slex
    Ok.I just find out some USB input sound better then i2S with MSB dac module:grinning:
     
  9. lukeap69

    LOL, that module may be more expensive than ARES itself. :joy:
     
  10. slex
    Dealer told me thier Terminator DAC is comparable to Rockna dac which uses MSB dac module. Surprisingly the USB input sound better then i2S on some reviewer of rockna.

    I was wondering the xmos208 is using internal power or 5V rail from USB cable. Either way i might pick up a Humandata USB high speed galvanic isolator from Japan which is highly rated in pricing and performance of itona. The ethernet over USB startech too much wiring and power outlets to use:grin:
     
  11. lukeap69

    It's the first time I've read this Humandata. Can you send a link about it?
     
  12. slex
    You can read upon the Amazon Japan reviews. Do use google translate. This isolator has potential to ground the signal to an hifi grade ground box. Its has an an external power input which itona lacks. Retailing at US$240 excluding shipping.

    http://www.fa.hdl.co.jp/en/plink/usb-029h2.html
     
  13. PitBul34

    No, Sonica still on the way to me from US...
     
  14. PitBul34
    USB direct test.
     
    1. Denafrips 'Ares' R2R Ladder DAC and $1000 Soundaware D100 Pro Deluxe transport via COX interface:
     

     
     
    2. Denafrips 'Ares' R2R Ladder DAC and $50 Asus EEE PC 901 via USB direct to XMOS 208 input:
     
     
     
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  15. PitBul34
    How to recognize XMOS 208 chip:
     
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    Ares use modern XMOS XU208 chip:
     
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    Holo Spring use old version XMOS U8 chip:
     
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