Twisted Pear ESS Sabre PRO Series DAC ES9028 - finally...

ALL212
ALL212 Posts: 1,284
edited January 21 in DIY, Mods & Tweaks
I'm going to blame @SCompRacer for this. Rich got me started with some parts and I couldn't stop. Never did get the USB input to work but by cheating and using a Schiit Eitr USB to coax spdif it works just fine.

Most of this is power supply. The board in the top right with the blue light is the DAC and underneath that is the analog board.

Over to the left is the old Sansui AU222 integrated I just finished replacing all the caps in that's putting out sound now that this works.

Rather than use the wall wart for the Eitr I'm using one of the power supplies to feed it 6v of very regulated power.

The forth power supply - the one that looks like an after thought - is going to power the optical input.

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Next - getting the final layout figured, putting it on some sheet metal and into a case.
Aaron
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,484
    So this is a portable unit, then?
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  • ALL212
    ALL212 Posts: 1,284
    You can use it scuba diving. Honest... :*
    Aaron
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,725
    ALL212 wrote: »
    I'm going to blame @SCompRacer for this. Rich got me started with some parts and I couldn't stop. Never did get the USB input to work but by cheating and using a Schiit Eitr USB to coax spdif it works just fine.

    Most of this is power supply. The board in the top right with the blue light is the DAC and underneath that is the analog board.

    Over to the left is the old Sansui AU222 integrated I just finished replacing all the caps in that's putting out sound now that this works.

    Rather than use the wall wart for the Eitr I'm using one of the power supplies to feed it 6v of very regulated power.

    The forth power supply - the one that looks like an after thought - is going to power the optical input.

    qnsq8cmu2t58.jpg

    Next - getting the final layout figured, putting it on some sheet metal and into a case.

    Nice Ern, heck just slap it on a hunk of Walnut and call it art.
    How do DVD-Audio's sound on it?
    Will it work on cassettes..... Under water?
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,498
    Next, a DAC for a city?
    If the telephone doesn't ring ......... it's me
    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,218
    Cmon.... ONLY 4 power supplies?

    You know you need more!
    "....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)
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,176
    You wouldn't believe the stuff I get blamed for.....

    I got a Twisted Pear ES9038 Pro so it's better by 10. :D

    I'll take a look at that USB module. Might need to be flashed (with different firmware, keep the pants on), unless you already tried that. If that Amanero USB card came from Amanero, it will have the wrong firmware.

    Nice goin!
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,484
    edited January 22
    ^LOLOL

    What a twisted bunch.
    [groan]
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,725
    Get them both in a room with Carl and Ed. Good gosh I'm the dunce in the corner....

    Good times 😃😃😃
    All great folks and fun times.
  • ALL212
    ALL212 Posts: 1,284
    FFS- read the values!!

    That Eitr needs 6v AC, not DC. So back to wall wart. Nothing blew up and it did work (still does in spite of me).

    Oops... :#
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,670
    This is going to be the most impressive BH Crack EVER!!!!!
    Using it underwater sounds like a swimmingly good idea. I can't wait to watch you on the "Hold My Beer" or "What Could Go Wrong" Reddit.

    You are a pioneer of audio greatness and bringing your craft to the jacque cousteau's of the world is a move in the right direction!

    Bong Appetit B)
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • ALL212
    ALL212 Posts: 1,284
    edited January 22
    SCompRacer wrote: »

    I'll take a look at that USB module. Might need to be flashed (with different firmware, keep the pants on), unless you already tried that. If that Amanero USB card came from Amanero, it will have the wrong firmware.

    I've got 2 of those things now as well as the TP stack that goes with them - both from TP. both reflashed a couple of times with firmware - someones firmware - some revision of someones firmware. Also tried a naked Amanero - sam sam.

    When this crap blows over I'll make a journey or if you get bored and need a journey head this way.

    Supposed I could strip the USB card out of the 9018 and try that? Or try stuffing an Amenero in that?
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • ALL212
    ALL212 Posts: 1,284
    Guess what! you can also miswire the optical board and it'll still work afterwards. Why...why do people let me touch things that plug into walls... :s
    Aaron
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,725
    ALL212 wrote: »
    Guess what! you can also miswire the optical board and it'll still work afterwards. Why...why do people let me touch things that plug into walls... :s

    They like to watch you dance...
    Some seriously sadistic people around this site.....

    😳🤣
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,484
    ALL212 wrote: »
    Guess what! you can also miswire the optical board and it'll still work afterwards. Why...why do people let me touch things that plug into walls... :s
    That's 'cause it's only made of light, so it's either bright or dark when you mess up.
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  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,176
    edited January 26
    ALL212 wrote: »

    Supposed I could strip the USB card out of the 9018 and try that? Or try stuffing an Amenero in that?

    Yes you could. The 9018 has the Sonore USB to I2S adapter. That was a fine interface. Careful with it, no longer in production.

    The other thing, if you are running asynch, that is using master clock on ESS DAC board, the DPLL of the ESS can be set too narrow to accept signal from USB stack. Memory kind of fuzzy but I didn't make that up... :)



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  • ALL212
    ALL212 Posts: 1,284
    "the DPLL of the ESS can be set too narrow to accept signal from USB stack."

    So I should use bigger wire...? ;)
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,176
    ALL212 wrote: »
    "the DPLL of the ESS can be set too narrow to accept signal from USB stack."

    So I should use bigger wire...? ;)

    Or a larger pump. :D

    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 *

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