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Review and Measurements of WesionTEK Khadas Tone Board DAC

Herbert

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The picture does not show the new model. Just a case for the current Khadas Tone Board.
Sure? I did not find the case on their site...
As far as I understand, "balanced" means here how the signal is processed internally in the analog realm - but
I might be wrong here or balanced output can be taken from one of the pin headers..
Would make more sense as 95% of all home users are using single ended RCA.
 

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Sure? I did not find the case on their site...
As far as I understand, "balanced" means here how the signal is processed internally in the analog realm - but
I might be wrong here or balanced output can be taken from one of the pin headers..
Would make more sense as 95% of all home users are using single ended RCA.
The case first appeared in the hardware volume thread with the comment "It's Draft". I took it as one for the current model board, including a rotary encoder for volume so people wouldn't need to DIY one as discussed earlier in that thread, and a later post confirmed it would work with the existing Tone Board. So far as I know the 'specification' @LostOne__ provides is a combination of the changes Khadas staff have mentioned individually in different threads, not some announced specification. A single picture and the text "It’s on the way, but might need some more time ;-) I cannot post any other details at the moment." has triggered a load of speculation.
 

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Got it. I hope that the size/ footprint does not change much as I am designing an enlosure for a DIY CD-Player.
It took a lot of time to fit the Tone board into the design Again Kudos thatKhadas even provides CAD data !
My work would almost have been impossible without this!
A volume knob seems logical - as the hump should be more audible at (digitally) lower volumes, correct?
 

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It’s balanced????
Judging by the photo and what I've read, the balanced version will only have an add-on to create a balanced output signal. I don't believe it will be a total redesign with dual mono DACs running balanced from the DAC chips.
 

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Judging by the photo and what I've read, the balanced version will only have an add-on to create a balanced output signal. I don't believe it will be a total redesign with dual mono DACs running balanced from the DAC chips.
That sounds like a cop-out. Not interested if it's just a manipulated signal.
 

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Hi !
The ESS hump is audible or not ?
Wait for new khadas version or buy Topping D30 ?
I have got JDS Labs Atom amp. I want to buy DAC in 100$ price range.
 

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