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  1. Gieseler Audio

    In at the deep end - SB 15 inch for sensitive bass

    Wow Brian that is serious dollars for a tweeter!
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    Klein DAC owners thread

    Hi Monk, that is odd especially as the coax & optical inputs are working with your other units. I did notice in the Marantz manual that the pitch control needs to be on zero otherwise the digital output is disabled Maybe check that. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/650918/Marantz-Cd5003.html?page=29 Also looks like Audio EX2 disables digital out. Thinking about it more it would appear the DAC’s digital inputs are working fine but the Marantz is not outputting a digital signal - some setting not quite right. Thanks Alberto for your help. Cheers Clay
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    DAC with analogue volume control

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    DAC with analogue volume control

    Hey Bill that is a serious modification. Maybe as a new Gross/Pre version. However I do need something to replace the Konverter so will give it some thought.
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    Remote control volume & input selector board for DIY use.

    Hi mcb, sorry - I’ve been busy with some new design work. I will get back onto it & update this thread shortly. Regards Clay
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    GIESELER KONVERTER DAC original tube version

    Hi Mike, no this Is based on Burr-Brown PCM1704k DAC chips which are multibit R2R. All the Klein DAC’s & the Gross DAC use delta-sigma style chips which are very different.
  7. Location: Gold Coast Price: $2000 includes Australia wide courier delivery Item Condition: Ex Demo Reason for selling: No longer required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct deposit Extra Info: GIESELER KONVERTER DAC original tube version First a bit of background on the Konverter. The whole design was a big step up & a lot later than my previous PDX designs. Hiface USB board replaced with Amanero USB (as used in Gross) Digital board - a completely newer design with better parts & layout. The Konverter also has a optical LDR shunt remote control volume system - using my own remote board see photos. Also uses same remote control as the Gross This worked & sounded much better than the previous PDX design which was based on a brought in remote kit & used the LDR's in a standard pot setup. Relay muting for silent switch on/off. Single tube output stage using a hybrid mu follower design. This also has auto bias so great for trying different tubes. Fitted tube is a Genalex Gold Lion E88CC. Remote function is very basic being volume up or down. There are two digital inputs. Async USB using the Amanero Combo384 board. Coax using a Wolfson WM8804 Build date was mid 2014 The Konverter was never actually released so this is the only one. The parts spec was very high - Jensen 47 + 47 500v main ht filter cap. Cree SIC diodes for ht rectification. Audio note tantalum resisters for IV on the 2 x PCM1704K DAC chips. Nichicon KX pre HT filtering. Elna Silmic caps used for DAC decoupling & Nichicon fine Gold for DAC PSU. Munndorf M Cap Supreme silver gold oil coupling caps. Superb Duelund VSF output capacitors. This model would have been about $6k The faceplate is rear engraved 10mm acrylic & was intended to be rear illuminated. See original Stereonet release night in Melbourne. https://www.stereo.net.au/news/gieseler-goes-it-alone The price of $2K is well below parts cost alone so this is being sold on a "as is" basis. However I will provide a fourteen day warranty (RTB) so everything can be confirmed as working Ok. This unit has never been sold & only used for demo purposes. It has been thoroughly tested & checks out fine. Delivery is included in the price & will be via courier. Sorry about the photo orientation - SNA add editor has a mind of its own!!! Now fixed! Pictures: Item:
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    Remote control volume & input selector board for DIY use.

    Spot on Bill - he is at UQ now so I only have limited access.
  9. Item: Singxer F1 Location: Gold Coast Price: 185.00 Item Condition:new Reason for selling:not required Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Direct Deposit Extra Info:I purchased this last year direct from Shenzhenaudio intending to integrate it into my Gross DAC's. Current price with case is $283 Aus. In the end it was not suitable. It is brand new & unused but I did remove the back to inspect it. Price includes Australia wide Express Post shipping. Pictures:
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    Remote control volume & input selector board for DIY use.

    Yes I’m sure we could do a version that worked like that. I will have a chat with my coding guy & see what he comes up with.
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    Remote control volume & input selector board for DIY use.

    Alps pots are very well built & I have used them before but the Muses is a serious step up in transparency. I do like the Alps but find they veil the sound a bit especially in a good high rez system (like yours Brian) The Muses chip is more like a really good steped antenuator & with a hundred steps you have very fine control. It would possibly to daisy chain the chips so you have 2/4/6/8 chanel’s but obviously it will bump the price up quite a bit. Currently my firmware does level, muting & input swiching so good to go now. Balance control would be doable but I would need to get the programmer back to rework the code a bit. That could be added later as it is only code & no hardware change needed. I thought initially I would just do a basic two channel version with volume, input selection & muting & all info displayed on the OLED screen. Trying to keep the price down & make it simple. Once you guys have had a listen & if impressed I can look at more elaborate versions. There are a couple of Muses systems available off shore but I thought it would be good to have a local version. http://www.academyaudio.com/volume-control http://akizukidenshi.com/catalog/g/gK-06469/
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    Remote control volume & input selector board for DIY use.

    OK over the next couple of days I will try & work out a rough costing. Mick - they rate the Muses as better sounding than a Goldpoint Antenuator so yes I would think it should work well as the heart of a passive.
  13. Hi Guys, this is a bit different to my usual products but I thought it might be a useful bit of kit for DIY amp builders. I put a lot of work into the Konverter volume control system which was based on the Muses 72320 high quality electronic volume control chip & was very pleased with the results. https://www.njr.com/MUSES/series/MUSES72320.html The Muses chip gives you very transparent level control & is used in the high end Pass Labs preamp. I’m thinking of building a stand alone version of this which will be in the form of a small pcb which could be installed in a DIY amp build to give you high quality remote volume control & muting. I will also include on the board relay input switching. Volume & input selection will be displayed on the included 2.4” Oled display. So basically you install the pcb & IR receiver in your amplifier chassis & then supply it with 9-0-9 volts AC using a small transformer. Cost should be quite reasonable Well what do you think?
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    Multi DC Output LPS

    Hi Guys, sorry no plans for any new multiple output PSU’s at this stage. However I am working on a new 4A, 5v to 10v unit at the moment.
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    Oppo Aces Long Term Reliability Test

    Well I was fairly optimistic at first but not so sure now. First up I removed the pro region free kit - no different. Then I tried to reflash the firmware but it won’t even bring up any menus so luck there. Then off with the lid & into it! I must say it is really well built & very easy to remove the boards, SMPS & meck. Parts & build quality is excellent too. I suspected the SMPS first as that that powers all the digital/video section. No luck - all the caps looked fine & checked out good with my in circuit ESR meter. Voltage output correct too. The main board has 25 x 220uf 16v SMT caps - some looked slightly iffy with my ESR meter so I changed the lot - no change. I run out of ideas now. I checked with Joe Rasmussen & he though PSU but unfortunately said there is no way you will ever get a service manual. The about to be released Panasonic UP-DB820 ultra HD player is looking real good!😪