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General => Digital => Topic started by: Houghtkj on June 15, 2012, 04:31:48 PM

Title: I would love a new DAC
Post by: Houghtkj on June 15, 2012, 04:31:48 PM
Hi P-A,       I am absolutely loving my QRV-08 - But I would love it even more if I had a DAC designed with
the same care and attention to detail.

So, I was wondering if you had any intention of rolling out a DIY DAC along the same lines as the QRV-08
 - Single board, mains powered, Super regulated, COAX, TOSLINK, USB, 24/192 (or better). And of course
high performance to match the QRV-08.

Or maybe you could suggest a DIY DAC project, or commercial DAC that can match the QRV-08?

Ken.
Title: Re: I would love a new DAC
Post by: peranders on June 15, 2012, 05:19:56 PM
Some day I'll design a new DAC.

Have you checked Twisted Pear? Pretty good stuff.
Title: Re: I would love a new DAC
Post by: Houghtkj on June 15, 2012, 06:30:24 PM
Yes indeed they do make some great kit. The Buffalo is very tempting, but also VERY expensive to create
a full DAC - Also I think it may be overkill for my purposes. Their other DACs look good, but I would prefer
a non-modular design - I am not too keen on all the separate bits and hookup wires - I am a bit OCD about
neatness - That's one reason I like the QRV-08.

Don't leave it too long before you start work on a new DAC design  :-D

Ken
Title: Re: I would love a new DAC
Post by: mabu0815 on December 29, 2014, 01:07:22 PM
Hi Ken,

Did you know about
http://www.amb.org/audio/ ?

I built the y1 DAC and it sounds very good.
Its also much easier/cheaper to build than the Twisted Pear DACs.

regards

mabu