Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sabre ES9018 DAC hand assembled by Indonesian

Finally, my DAC.. almost finish.
Just the SPDIF input only for now, already installed Amanero USB board but not yet upgrade the clock, I installed 80 Mhz CMOS TCXO 3.3v which is cannot playing DSD files fluently, hiss (like burst of white noise) when changed from tracks.
Hifiduino confirmed that.
I learned a lot to build this DAC,  new technology which is capable to blend between hardware (ES9018 it self, power supply design regulator design, transformer v/i out, spdif TTL...) and software (Arduino) and don't forget the metalworks
This is my first journey soldering SMD parts, micro controller.
now let the pictures talk...

No comments:

Post a Comment