Video #2 in the HL Complete Build Series, found on YouTube. This time I am showing my EDS 88A Capacitor Tester build. This one runs a bit under an hour in length. Soldering well over a hundred pad locations in this one!
A look at the improvements provided by upgrading the ES9038 DAC. FFT images are shown with an SDS1202X-E 200Mhz scope.
I also included a comparison of FIR filter responses
HL tears the ES9038 DAC down to the bones for a full hardware upgrade! In stage 1 of upgrades, I worked on the analog side of the board, replacing nearly all the stock parts, including: resistors, DIP-8 sockets, and capacitors. The results have been impressive, giving a much more reference leaning tone. (ELNA SILMIC Super Gold included)
A look at the design process for the upcoming HL THD Tester for capacitors. I will be using SPDT or SPST switches to allow a variety of capacitances. Resolution depends on quality of reference arm, but measuring down -160dB, is easily achieved.