a question about older derek shek's 1541 DAC

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    anubisgrau

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    is anyone familiar with derek shek's NOS DAC with 1541A chip? i mean the one in a kind of a brownish translucent box - i think it is the last one he made with 1541A chip.

    does it have re-clock?

    what kind of perfomance is to be expected from it (pros & cons)?

    what is a realistic price for it on s/h market what was the price when new?

    thanks
     
    anubisgrau, Jun 10, 2006
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    PBirkett VTEC Addict

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    I've not heard that particular DAC but mine has a TDA1541A chip in as well as some other mods and I have to say I am *extremely* impressed with the sound it makes - a huge difference to the squeezebox's onboard DAC which itself isnt bad - but its a clear step up in detail, tone, bass, speed and midrange and sounds expressive and musical. I love it.
     
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    all of shek's dacs have a 1543 chip.

    I had the black one in a box.. sounded good
     
    nixon_fiend, Jun 14, 2006
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