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  1. Further information: GIESELER ENHANCED USB Fein II DAC - Brand new. This is a one off enhanced build Fein II DAC - USB only. The main differences compared to the standard version are. Output transformer upgrade. These are double the price of the regular transformers & fully shielded. The landed cost from Jensen for a pair of these is $232 The main internal power supply is a fully discreet version using no feedback & a very low noise LED voltage reference plus 35000 uf of Nichicon Gold Tune filter capacitors. Sound differences compared to a stan
  2. It could just be the Toslink socket on the Rotel that needs to be replaced. That should be a minor repair for a tech & the Toslink sockets are very cheap. https://au.rs-online.com/web/p/fibre-optic-connectors/8051671/
  3. I could probably make up a custom PSU to suit but it would way less expensive just to get your current one repaired. As previously mentioned it probably just needs a new transformer & maybe the filter capacitors replaced. I'm sure Andy at HiFi Repair Services could handle it. https://www.hifirepairservices.com.au
  4. Hi everyone. Once again thanks for the fantastic support. There are now thirty two Kompakt DAC's out in the field. I only have enough DAC chips for nine more Kompakt DAC's. Once they are sold the Kompakt will go on pause & will be no longer be available until I can source more AKM DAC chips. At this stage it looks like about twelve months before AKM will be producing DAC chips again. I am looking at ESS Technology DAC chips but but it may be some time before I have a product using those. 😢
  5. Hi Brendan, thanks for the feedback. Also thanks heaps for the great detailed post Looking forward to the SOtM SPS500 comparo Cheers Clay
  6. Once again thank you everyone for the fantastic support. Twenty eight units purchased in sixty days - that is a record for a new product of mine. Unfortunately the web site is back to "out of stock" due to lack of Jensen Transformers but I will have more in a week or so. 😃 😃 😃
  7. Hi Guys, thanks for all the fantastic feed back. I have finally managed to get another shipment of Jensen transformers from the US so the website is now showing "in stock" again for the Kompakt DAC. The bad news is there was a big fire recently at the AKM factory in Japan. As a result of this most AKM DAC chips are showing "nil stock" from all suppliers. The Kompakt DAC use the AKM Ak4493EQ & the AKM AK4118A - both are now unavailable. I have enough chips for about twenty more Kompakt DAC's but that it! I'm not sure what I'm going to do after that
  8. I have been using the Auralic Aries G1 in my system for about three months now & I'm extremely happy with it. The Lightning DS app is very slick & polished to the point I find it unnecessary to purchase say Roon. The other big bonus with the G1 which a lot of other streamers don't have is the dual built in linear power supplies. There are a lot of on line reviews but I found this one very detailed & informative. https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/auralic-aries-g1-streamer/ Sure no direct Android app is a negative but if you are outlaying
  9. Well I've finally found time to give you some details on the brand new Kraftwerk II power supplies. The main difference over previous designs is the large iron core choke which goes between the two Nichicon Gold Tune filter capacitors. What this does is remove the nasty saw tooth ripple that you normally have on the output of the main filter capacitor. What is left is a very low level sinusoidal ripple which is very easy for the regulator to remove. Also standard for the Kraftwerk II range is the use of a active synchronous mosfet bridge rectifier. The main advantage of this i
  10. Hi Matt, fortunately I had just stocked up on AKM DAC & S/PDIF chips before the fire. I have enough chips for x 25 more Kompakt DAC's but that's it. There is now zero stock at Digikey who is the main supplier. I'm making enquireys through other big component stocking suppliers but not hopeful.
  11. Absolutely. Digikey (only supplier) has no stock of AK4118A (S/PDIF chip) - Kompakt ETA 31st Jan 2021 AK4493EQ - Kompakt - ETA 5th March 2021 Fortunately I did stock up a bit so I have enough chips for 25x more DAC's but at the rate you guys are buying that may go quick.
  12. I have stock of the 12, 15, 16 & 18v units & with the 5,7,8 & 12v units I'm just waiting on the cases which should be here mid next week. I was planing to show "in stock" when both models were available. Anyone after the higher voltage version just private message me & I can arrange a purchase.
  13. Hi @Bricki both the low voltage & high voltage versions are now available, If you are mainly wanting it for 12v the lower voltage version would be the best one to go for & it will also run cooler at that voltage. Sound wise both versions have the same performance so the sound should be the same.
  14. A quick update on the availability of the next batch of Kompakt DAC's. The cases are due to arrive Monday the 19th of October. The only hold up then is the AK4118A S/PDIF receiver chip . Digikey (only supplier) ran out of these about a month ago but more stock is expected on the 15th October (yesterday) I have ordered a lot so hopefully no more hold-ups on that part. All going well the web site should show "in stock" late next week. Update 20th October The next batch of cases has now arrived & the AK4118A chips are due tomorrow. Finally I can
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