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but even considering $400-500 its supposed to compete with DACs in the 1-1.5k range... (that includes tube DACs...) its a great DAC, especially for the cost considering, really ask Soloz about it, I think he can get them done within $300ish...
A full blown opus can compete with the likes of the Lavry DA-10 and Benchmark DAC-1, but as with most things, you get what you pay for. Just like a bare-bottom $550 Beta22 isn't going to be besting any Apaches, a $300 opus isn't going to win over everything on the market. DIY can give you some good deals, but it doesn't do magic.

Also, I've basically abandoned the dual-MKII plan, unfortunately, it's just not a practical solution, too many problems with getting a balanced source. As soon as I get a job for the fall, I'll be saving up for a Singlepower PPX3, unless something else happens to strike my fancy in the meantime. I'll then get either an MHDT Labs Constantine+ DAC, or commission someone to build an Opus for me.
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thanks guys, i will ask soloz on what he thinks they can be done for
take a look at it, i am fine with most soldering, have done some surface mount before, but maybe get soloz to build one once he is no longer backed up.
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A full blown opus can compete with the likes of the Lavry DA-10 and Benchmark DAC-1, but as with most things, you get what you pay for. Just like a bare-bottom $550 Beta22 isn't going to be besting any Apaches, a $300 opus isn't going to win over everything on the market. DIY can give you some good deals, but it doesn't do magic.

Also, I've basically abandoned the dual-MKII plan, unfortunately, it's just not a practical solution, too many problems with getting a balanced source. As soon as I get a job for the fall, I'll be saving up for a Singlepower PPX3, unless something else happens to strike my fancy in the meantime. I'll then get either an MHDT Labs Constantine+ DAC, or commission someone to build an Opus for me.
So, do you still have 2 little dots :O?
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So, do you still have 2 little dots :O?
I never bought the second. Just the first. And you have dibs when I'm ready to sell.
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TPA buffalo with Opus USB module could be done for that, a simple enclosure and a toroid power source. headphones could be driven directly from the Buffalo.
sorry for the long response. my psu nuked and i had to borrow a lappy. any pics? where could i pick one up?
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I'd build up myself an OPUS, they're expandable, and can become a balanced DAC, although you have to be good with a soldering iron and surface mount components I beleive. I'm personally currently building myself an Alien DAC...
The opus is very nice as it can be expanded to suit your needs. I see there is now a 4:1 module so you could potentially have USB, Optical, Coax, input

There are two ways to get an Opus. As a bare PCB then you order the parts and populate it yourself (probably saving yourself some $) or as a populated and tested board. this is how most are sold. The Opus Kit that I purchased came with:
LCDPS (low current dual power supply) this board has to be populated, but all parts are through hole
Opus: the only thing I had to solder on was the terminal blocks, which are optional you can solder your input,output,power wires directly to the board if you want, and the output caps. so again all through hole components, and only a handfull
Opus USB Module: I had to solder on the caps, terminal blocks and USB jack. I think enough said

So really, if you have minimal solder skills and can do casework then you can build an Opus yourself. the majority of the work will be casework. (the part I least enjoy)

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hmm, the OPUS does look very promising, i will defiantly consider that
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I doubt you'd be able to have one built for $300, I was looking into it a little while back. I'd say if you want an opus, be prepared for more like $400-$500.
it really depends on your build. most people use the Opus or Buffalo with an output stage, this puts you at almost $300 for populated boards all you need to do is add an enclosure, hook-up wire, jacks/hardware, and toroids. But that will put you well over $300

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but even considering $400-500 its supposed to compete with DACs in the 1-1.5k range... (that includes tube DACs...) its a great DAC, especially for the cost considering, really ask Soloz about it, I think he can get them done within $300ish...
For $300ish enclosed you'd be looking at an Opus or Buffalo w/o an output stage, not a bad way to go, but not quite as good as it could be. I'll be running an Opus directly to my max

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thanks guys, i will ask soloz on what he thinks they can be done for
take a look at it, i am fine with most soldering, have done some surface mount before, but maybe get soloz to build one once he is no longer backed up.
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A full blown opus can compete with the likes of the Lavry DA-10 and Benchmark DAC-1, but as with most things, you get what you pay for. Just like a bare-bottom $550 Beta22 isn't going to be besting any Apaches, a $300 opus isn't going to win over everything on the market. DIY can give you some good deals, but it doesn't do magic.

Also, I've basically abandoned the dual-MKII plan, unfortunately, it's just not a practical solution, too many problems with getting a balanced source. As soon as I get a job for the fall, I'll be saving up for a Singlepower PPX3, unless something else happens to strike my fancy in the meantime. I'll then get either an MHDT Labs Constantine+ DAC, or commission someone to build an Opus for me.
the largest difference will be between output stages
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sorry for the long response. my psu nuked and i had to borrow a lappy. any pics? where could i pick one up?
from twistedpearaudio.com An Alien is more popular, but requires more soldering. I'm receiving a board for an even smaller USB DAC 1"x2" pcb
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I never bought the second. Just the first. And you have dibs when I'm ready to sell.
Nam's lookin out, niiice
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Beyerdynamic-DT7...ayphotohosting

should i bid on these? i can always replace the pads. but the thing is i dont know how long they've been used, looks like over 100 hours lol. BIDDING ENDS IN A HOUR SO TELL ME
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Beyerdynamic-DT7...ayphotohosting

should i bid on these? i can always replace the pads. but the thing is i dont know how long they've been used, looks like over 100 hours lol. BIDDING ENDS IN A HOUR SO TELL ME
looks to be the pro/250, which doesn't sound as good as the pro/80 if you can get them for say less than $115 shipped it wouldn't be bad though
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looks to be the pro/250, which doesn't sound as good as the pro/80 if you can get them for say less than $115 shipped it wouldn't be bad though
My friend, you just saved me a headache. thank you.
I was thinking about sniping these out from underneath a guy

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=280252682656 for about 140$ max. because if they're from guitar center like he said, it's nice to have the receipt lying around for sales in the future :]
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