24kt gold pin stripe JDS Labs ODAC TPA3116 (Sold to Craig G. of Tarzana, California)

This is the second amplifier I've created with a built-in DAC.  The JDS Labs ODAC is one of those stellar "bang for the buck" DAC's.
You have to spend a lot more money to get a significant sonic benefit over the ODAC.  If you can hear the difference between interconnects in your system, you'll immediately realize the improvement of having the DAC just inches away from the amplifier board.   Eliminating a set of interconnects can get us that much closer to the original signal.
Parts utilized in this build include a Yuan Jing TPA3116D2 (blue/black circuit board), Dayton gold plated five way binding posts,  24kt gold leafing enamel pin striping, red enamel with three coats of gloss clear,  solid brass, gold plated volume knob,  Alpha brand 50K volume pot & a combination of twisted solid core copper/shielded copper signal wiring.   

No comments: