ShinyMetal
. .
Just saying hi!

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShinyMetal Forum Index -> General Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
RichA



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 115
Location: Stafford, UK

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Just saying hi! Reply with quote

Hi!

Not forgotten you lot. Had a lot gone on lately - the old dear(grandmother) spent a couple of weeks in hospital over Christmas - sickness, liquid poops, ended up with pneumonia. I ended up staying up at her place for a few days when she got out. All is good now though. Smile

Still waiting for my insurance to be sorted regarding my motorcycle accident. It's annoying me now. Sad

Should have got my carers allowance sorted very soon now. And it'll be backdated to September last year, which is excellent news. Might have a few spare pennies to get involved in this project again!! Smile

Have had an annoying problem with my M-Audio 7.1 Revolution. The left channel would start crackling at low volumes - quite random when and how much. Which was a real annoyance for me, as I often leave my amplifier turned up and the volume reduced on the PC. It's an oddball layout - DAC -> dual opamp -> another dual opamp per channel. I reflowed the work I'd done previously(all three opamps, with some funky caps on the power rails) - no joy. Removed the dual-opamp from each channel, and the bypass caps, and jumped the output from the remaining opamp straight to the output socket - still no joy. Swapped out the remaining opamp - still no joy.

Then reflowed everything from the one DAC outwards(the card has two, one for primary channels, the other for surround). Problem has gone completely, touch wood. Still running with the second set of opamps removed, and everything is fine. I think they were just there to boost things for a pair of headphones - mine are always powered from my amp, so it isn't a problem.

Lovely sounding card. Smile

--Rich
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
leo



Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 124
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rich and everybody else,

Nice to hear from you, I admit its been a long time since I've been on here

I lost hope of getting another Ezdac, the opportunity for a Buffalo dac came my way so I decided to give it a go.
I've done a lot of tweaking including adding Paul Hynes regulation, the usual hurdle now is finding a case

Good work on the SC Cool

BTW, send our regards to your Gran, I'm pleased to hear she's now better

Cheers,
Leo
_________________
Leo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ezkcdude
Site Admin


Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 302
Location: Atlanta, GA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know it's been so long since I visited here, that I completely forgot to mention that I ordered more v1.5 boards.

I am conducting a group buy right now over at diyaudio.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=136169

I'm selling the boards for $7 if you take part in the group buy, which will run through February.

Leo, how does the Buffalo compare to your ezDAC?
_________________
He's not hi-fi, he's my stereo.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
leo



Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 124
Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ezkcdude wrote:
You know it's been so long since I visited here, that I completely forgot to mention that I ordered more v1.5 boards.

I am conducting a group buy right now over at diyaudio.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=136169

I'm selling the boards for $7 if you take part in the group buy, which will run through February.

Leo, how does the Buffalo compare to your ezDAC?


My Buffalo uses all wide bandwidth ultra low impedance Paul Hynes shunt regulation so comparing against the Ezdac would NOT be fair, I never used Twisted Pears standard regulated psu's.

As it is this is the best sounding dac I've heard, if it used standard regulation maybe the performance would have been much closer

The Ezdac was still a great performing dac though Wink


_________________
Leo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShinyMetal Forum Index -> General Discussion All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  


© 2007-2008 Informe.com. Get Free Forum Hosting
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group