Literally just posting some new pictures because I had a few people asking to see what this looks like with the high end discrete op-amps, so here you are!
Thanks for looking and check back soon for Part 1 of 3 for this ultimate discrete op-amp showdown using DSD512 and a modified Amanero!
Reader requested shots showing the rear panel and also the bottom of the case. On the bottom of the case you will see two shiny bolt heads that have been countersunk into the metal so the DAC still sits flat. Towards the end of the DAC you will see where I used liquid electrical tape to paint the holes I made to hold the stand offs.
Left to Right: RCA-R (out), RCA-L (out), XLR-1 (out), XLR-2 (out), Switchcraft USB (added by me) (in), Optical (in), Coax (in) and finally AC 3-prong “dog house shape” power inlet.
USB can be fed either through I2S (full quality) or through Coax found on the Amanero into the Coax of the ES9038Pro DAC.
2 thoughts on “Pictures of ES9038Pro DAC w/ Burson Audio V5-OPA and Orange Amplification’s discrete design!”
Nice! I just put my Burson’s on my 9028 today, along with some 0.22uF caps on the rails.
[…] was also clear, as said in the earliest posts..but they cost around 40-50$ (pair).. (the third set of pictures here are some Burson V5 on an ES9038Pro->https://hallmanlabs.com/2018/01/04/pictures-of-es9038pro-dac-w-burson-audio-v5-opa-and-orange-amplif…😉 […]