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    So I want to build a DAC

    Hi all, So I want to build DAC. What would be a good chip to base it on? i2s interface (it will be USB via one of these: http://jlsounds.com/i2soverusb.html) Primarily for 16/44.1 formatted media. i don't see much point in going higher (unless anyone can convince me i should) No...
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    Hypex UcD400HG+ SMPS400 monoblocks

    Hello everyone. I currently use these monoblocks that I built about 2 years ago. It is the UCD400HG with HxR and SMPS400 powersupplies. I have been very pleased with these, but would like to add a 12V trigger circuit to it. Do any of the more experience members here have some tips or...
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    Getting the most from my setup? 8 Questions

    Over the past year I've been collecting equipment for a most excellent home listening experience :cool: Currently I have the following kit: - JDS Labs Atom Amp. - SMSL SU-8 DAC - Massdrop THX AAA 789 Amp (unopened) - Senheiser HD 58x (stock cable) - DIY interconnect RCA cables (Connectronics...
  4. BillG

    An Android device as a touchscreen network streamer...

    A few days ago I stumbled across a video of Darko discussing using an LG V30 smartphone as a network streamer. Since I don't trust him very much, nor do I care for his presentation style, I decided to experiment with the idea myself. By the way, the following site conducts some performance...
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    How to build a Class-D Amp?

    Hello dear people, [mod: deleted] I am kind a newbie when it comes to building a DIY amp but I want to give it a try. My plan was to build an amp that outputs 30W (RMS and 60W max) to my Dayton Audio RS100-4 4'' speakers. With that amp I wanted to have 1 input with RCA connectors and another...
  6. BillG

    Khadas VIM3, the Raspberry Pi rival, launches for US$99.99 with an SoC capable of achieving 5.0 TOPS...

    Khadas has changed the VIM3 slightly from when we previously reported on it earlier this month. The single-board computer (SBC) now features a more powerful Amlogic SoC, the hexa-core A331D, which can output up to 5.0 TOPS. The VIM3 now starts at US$99.99 and will ship worldwide from August 10...
  7. Sythrix

    WHAMMY DIY Build

    I have decided to build the WHAMMY DIY Headphone amp, as it looks fairly straightforward. I got interested in the project after finding the PCB on the diyAudio store. The build guide is a little bare-bones in some aspects, but there's schematics, pictures and it's detailed enough that you can...
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    Interesting speakers

    Found this "out there" diy speakers with interesting explanation and demonstration. Comments didnt disappoint, it seems they are not still on the level of "hi-fi" speakers but something so cheap/good that you might dive into it (invisible speaker ceiling or some other interesting placement).
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    Using info from simulation software such as LTspice to improve your design

    This is more of question. But Ive heard using info from a square wave can tell many flaws in an amplifier , I so I tried it it out and lo and behold! Here is the input signal Now here is output signal Hmm lets take a closer look... From what I heard this is "Severe Low Frequency Attenuation"...
  10. Sythrix

    Frustrated with understanding power supplies... DIY solutions

    I am trying to come up with two effective power supplies, one for the RME ADI-2 DAC and another for the upcoming Massdrop X THX AAA 789 Linear Amplifier. RME ADI-2 DAC: Idle power consumption: 7 Watts, Max. power consumption: 18 Watts (9 - 15V supply accepted). Massdrop X THX: 24V at 1.8 Amp...
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