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jimbob
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Mysterious DAC

Unread post by jimbob » Fri May 10, 2019 4:33 pm

Could someone please point me in the direction of the infamous £5 dac and the linear power supply???

I’ve searched the archives but can’t find any mention of exactly which dac it is.

Thanks in advance!

James
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by jimbob » Fri May 10, 2019 5:16 pm

Thank you very much!
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NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by BillyBones » Fri May 10, 2019 8:41 pm

I see you've got yourself a Squeezebox Touch Jim. How you getting along with it?
P20 + A30 + LS3 + SSC + Squeezebox Touch + Yiang Sheng DAC-01A + Pioneer PD-30AE CDP + Synology DS118 NAS + Cube 2's sat on top of 70cm Atacama stands + Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 ohm headphones

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by jimbob » Fri May 10, 2019 9:48 pm

Really good. Only had it a few days but so far I’m really happy with it. Is there a way of controlling tidal using the app on my phone as it’s a bit clunky using the SBT remote? It’s nice to have tidal and the radio on one device, I’m surprised they stopped making them.
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by BillyBones » Fri May 10, 2019 10:11 pm

I use a 3rd party app on my phone called Squeeze Commander, which I think you can still download. That controls everything and is easy to navigate, that might work. I don't have a Tidal a/c, I use Spotify myself and that is easily navigated via this app.
P20 + A30 + LS3 + SSC + Squeezebox Touch + Yiang Sheng DAC-01A + Pioneer PD-30AE CDP + Synology DS118 NAS + Cube 2's sat on top of 70cm Atacama stands + Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 ohm headphones

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by jimbob » Fri May 10, 2019 10:18 pm

Thanks for that, I will take a look at that app. I have Spotify as well, my wife uses it for the google home.
Squeezebox Touch - Colin Wonfor mini pre - EWA M50 Power Amp - Modified NVA Cube 2 mk1 - SSP MK2 - LS6

NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by applemarc » Sun May 12, 2019 4:10 pm

I have one of these Dac's and a Caiman MKII so the cheaper one is available FOC just postage call £2
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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by jimbob » Sun May 12, 2019 6:03 pm

That’s very generous. Thank you!
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NVA P90sa - NVA A60 MK1 - DIY Cubettes - SSC - LS3

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Re: Mysterious DAC

Unread post by vrazjigwb » Mon May 13, 2019 8:09 am

The SB Touch is not bad itself when it comes to sound quality - far from it really. You might get even better results if you buy a linear power supply for the Touch rather than a new DAC and LPSU for it.

I have really fond memories of my @-tunes SB+ (http://www.at-view.co.uk/sb2.htm). Brilliant stuff - highly musical. Still miss it sometimes, to be completely honest.

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