After much delay, I was able to go and pick up the Burson Play DAC today. Included was an entire set of both the V6-OPA-D Vivid + V6-OPA-S Vivid and V6-OPA-D Classic + V6-OPA-S Classic (pictured below). This DAC can slide right into the front drive bay of most desktop computers (was that dirty sounding? […]
First off, I wanted to let everyone know that I plan to publish part 1 tomorrow night/Sunday morning instead of tonight. This was mainly because of the amount of time that I put into making the site more visually appealing. I knew it wasn’t exactly “polished”, some people like that, but it just wasn’t my […]
I have to say that solving the mystery of this hardware arrangement was both hilarious and extremely frustrating. Trying to catch one of 6 pins being rearranged is easy to overlook. Always check this and you’ll save yourself a lot of headache! Whoever designed this Amanero at Leaf Audio decided to switch up the DSD […]
Here is a sneak peak at my reference DAC for all of the upcoming op-amp reviews. The Asian holiday really put a delay in this, but as always the hardware companies are patient and even tried to help me troubleshoot a product that isn’t even their design! I hope to post part 1 of the […]
Below is the original thread post I made over on ComputerAudiophile.com forums. I am posting it here in the chance someone reading knows what is going on and how to fix it or knows somebody who can. As not to repeat myself I am going to start the description of the problem and the symptoms […]
Update 1/21/18: I wanted to let everyone know how impressed I have been with this unit by just using the stock 5532 op-amps with this Douglas Self based circuit design. I am using a rectifier supplied by Audio Sector (Peter Daniel) The parts are explained further below. It uses MOSPEC U08A60 ultra fast recovery diodes with a […]
In the photo below we have 4x Burson Audio V5-OPA-D, 4x Burson Audio V5-OPA-S, 3x V6-OPA-D “Vivid” along with two Orange Amplification discrete (Dual-DIP). Two of the V6-OPA-D casings lifted right off when I was rolling op-amps so I got us some pictures of the exposed boards! Note: the end letter on Burson Audio op-amp […]
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 […]
Just a few pictures of the 95% finished ES9038Pro + Amanero DAC build and a few words on why it took so long!
Creative never really did a good job at showing the full path for all channels and the picture that is floating around the web was sent to me in an email. Below you will find a high def picture diagram of the card’s signal paths.