Cheapy Chinese DACs

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Nigel
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Re: Cheapy Chinese DACs

Unread post by Nigel » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:12 am

You only lost a couple of quid and had some fun anyway.
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Fretless
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Re: Cheapy Chinese DACs

Unread post by Fretless » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:25 am

That is true. An educational experience.
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Re: Cheapy Chinese DACs

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:27 am

Use the Aliexpress returns process, I have found on the one time I used it that the seller didn't want the hassle of a return and just sent a new one. It says clearly on all these cheap DACs not for use with Dolby.

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Re: Cheapy Chinese DACs

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:41 pm

People don't realise how much Dolby charge just to use their logo and even more if you have the decoder. This thing of yours would be nearly £50 if they included it, PLUS you have to sign contracts etc.

So you pay to make things worse just to make it more boom bang impressive.

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Re: Cheapy Chinese DACs

Unread post by Fretless » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:22 pm

There is a warning that these are 2-channel stereo devices that cannot handle 5.1 surround signals. But in my case it looks like the output transistors have failed.

Am trying the return/refund process by AliExpress - see what that achieves.
Main: NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube2
Pi: Allo DigiOne Signature/Volumio/Tomanek LPSU/Jitterbug
DAC: Metrum Acoustics Musette CD Transport: Cambridge CXC
Headphones: AudioQuest NightHawk Carbon Amp: Schiit Magni-3
DAC: Musical Fidelity M1DAC Digital i/c: Profigold Oxypure OCC

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