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Post by exxos » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:04 pm

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You do know its probably cheaper to buy rawl plugs than print your own? :P :lol:
Not the point though :lol: :chairsmack:
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Post by atari030 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:59 am

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Brought one of these cheap DAC amps.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283794891977

My dad did buy a expensive DAC, but I wanted one with tone controls on it as mostly I use headphones and need a bit of tweaking..

So I should be able to go optical out from the SACD player to this DAC unit..
It probably won't work with the SACD layers. SACD is limited to analogue or HDMI out. They can't pass DSD via SPDIF/TOSlink and the DAC needs to be able to decode DSD too. Some players can convert DSD to PCM via HDMI (like my Oppo) but I'm not aware of any that can do that via SPDIF etc. Only the 44.1khz CD layer of SACD can be played back PCM. It is in part a copy protection mechanism.

I'll be interested to see if this works.

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Post by exxos » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:04 am

Ah yep I never thought about the data stream, I half assumed the optical out was decoded data, else the port would be almost useless otherwise :roll:
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Post by atari030 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:31 pm

On an SACD player the digital ports are pretty useless, its used for DTS, DD and PCM. I have a Pioneer 676a with six analogue cables to a Marantz SR4500 with discreet AC3 inputs. Gen 1 SACD, works a treat. A hacked PS3 is another option, but they are rarer than rocking horse droppings.

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Post by exxos » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:42 pm

Sounds like I'll have to use the rca outputs and do some hacking on the box to tap into the analogue side of things :roll: the DAC is probably a bit rubbish anyway :lol: I'll rip it out and solder some rca sockets on it :twisted:
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Post by exxos » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:05 pm

Starting to hate 0.2mm nozzle...

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Post by Icky » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:42 pm

You have made a noodle spool holder @exxos

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Post by derkom » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:44 pm

Icky wrote:
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You have made a noodle spool holder @exxos
That wasn't my first thought...

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Post by PhilC » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:37 pm

it looks nearly as good as the popcorn @Ickys printer made last time i saw it running :lol:
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Post by exxos » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:30 pm

New modification for my pasting rig almost done :) This one should let me "lift" the metal stencils out of the way...

Its a bit of a odd shape all over the place, so using supports on this print.

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