Final dac- Twisted pear audio 9028 with Mercury output

bikerboybikerboy Posts: 1,136
This is it!!! Best digital I've heard. The BAT preamp and power amplifier are making this dac sound so good. TPA Buffalo pro 9028 with the mercury output stage. New control face in cherry. Old carpathian burl case from the Buffalo III. Sonora Utrarender to the usb input to the t0vhelkh5eun.jpg
Amanero usb converter. It will use the one I2S for the Amanero and the spdif iput will have a 4 input 4:1 adapter so I can have 2 optical inputs and 2 coax inputs. These SDA 2.3s have never sounded this good!!!!!
D:Sonore UltraRendu usb w/LPS-1->Amanero I2S converter ->I2S->TPA Buffalo 9028 w Mercury output dac w Salas ps->BAT VK-51SE w/BP Preamp via XLR to BAT VK-200-> Polk LSiM 703
A:Dynavector DV-10x5-> Nothingham Spacedeck-> TPA Retro via XLR to Relaixed2;
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V:Vinyl rips-> ESI [email protected]/192
SACD: Denon 3910

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  • bikerboybikerboy Posts: 1,136
    Not a bad pic for a tablet and no flash.
    D:Sonore UltraRendu usb w/LPS-1->Amanero I2S converter ->I2S->TPA Buffalo 9028 w Mercury output dac w Salas ps->BAT VK-51SE w/BP Preamp via XLR to BAT VK-200-> Polk LSiM 703
    A:Dynavector DV-10x5-> Nothingham Spacedeck-> TPA Retro via XLR to Relaixed2;
    :
    V:Vinyl rips-> ESI [email protected]/192
    SACD: Denon 3910
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,813
    edited April 7
    Kewl! Congrats! That output stage is amazing.

    My 9028/Mercury is still on a cookie sheet. I had to get another Arduino shield from Dimitris (dimdim) and have yet to assemble and test it. Working too many hours.

    Once I get Arduino control I'll design an enclosure.
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • bikerboybikerboy Posts: 1,136
    I simplified this one. I use the ultrarender 97% of the time. No Otto or teleporters. It's great to play dsf direct no switching needed. I think I'm using the fast apodizing linear or the hybrid fast minimum phase filters. This dac really upped the sq.
    D:Sonore UltraRendu usb w/LPS-1->Amanero I2S converter ->I2S->TPA Buffalo 9028 w Mercury output dac w Salas ps->BAT VK-51SE w/BP Preamp via XLR to BAT VK-200-> Polk LSiM 703
    A:Dynavector DV-10x5-> Nothingham Spacedeck-> TPA Retro via XLR to Relaixed2;
    :
    V:Vinyl rips-> ESI [email protected]/192
    SACD: Denon 3910
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,813
    This is where I hit pause....I believe I had a bad isolation chip as it would connect with 9028 from the dirty side. However, dimdim is using a BIII 9018 board with a 9028 chip on it.

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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 15,736
    Rich if you can’t make it work, no one can!
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,667
    I'm thinking I might be using the North Star Venti at AXPONA. It has the 9038 and is superb. These new chips from Sabre are excellent and worth the effort. Good luck Rich!

    I like that case Biker and happy you're enjoying it.
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