- Jan 15, 2018
You've done a really nice job on that DAC and it actually measures quite respectably for what it is. Well done.
WRT not identifying with audiophiles, 100% agree.
WRT PCM63, those DAC's can sound *really* good. I think I actually have at least 2 x original K grade floating around used in old projects here.
WRT best I-V for PCM63, my recommendation is run DAC into a grounded base stage BJT with collector cascoded into cathode of a tube. Run *lots* of current
and it can sound staggeringly good.
Lastly, if you are using Jlsounds III for PCM63, this may be a slight compromise because LE is reclocked inside CPLD. Might be worth trying to re clock LE OP
directly from master clock but I have not done this or looked into it, don't use PCM63 anymore.
Thanks, I appreciate it. I'll give your I/V stage some thought. What chip are you using these days?