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    He's speaking Buffalo!

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    Sick, yes! Wait until you see the dual mono DAC in an amp sized chassis with six shunting power supplies! And determined! Digital doesn't tell me what to do here...don't tell me I can't play SACD's through an external DAC! I embrace G.B. Shaw.....therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man! Mu hah hah hah!

    Speaking Buffalo...lol
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    I'm going to have to get me an Otto II! How long ago did this one come out? Within the last month?
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

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    Quote Originally Posted by headrott View Post
    I'm going to have to get me an Otto II! How long ago did this one come out? Within the last month?
    It is a slick addition to the TP offerings! They became available late July. He had introduced OTTO II in their mfr forum at diyAudio July 12.

    http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/twist...ing-otto2.html

    Brain added a diagram in this thread at the TP forums. I have mine configured like the diagram (OE jumpered to GND, 10K resistor between S and GND. It is getting 4.94v B+ from the Denon. B1 is default output when not powered. When S is powered, it switches to B2. Russ mentions some other configurations.

    http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/twist...ing-otto2.html
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    I know that I have lauded Rich many times for his DIY craftsmanship. But until you have seen the build quality of his projects and heard the sound with your own ears, words cannot describe both the visual and audible quality of his work. To say he has a great talent is an understatement. Rich you in a class by yourself.

    He's actually a pretty good guy also. Crazy mofo, but a good guy! LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by schwarcw View Post
    I know that I have lauded Rich many times for his DIY craftsmanship. But until you have seen the build quality of his projects and heard the sound with your own ears, words cannot describe both the visual and audible quality of his work. To say he has a great talent is an understatement. Rich you in a class by yourself.

    He's actually a pretty good guy also. Crazy mofo, but a good guy! LOL!

    Yep, one of these days I'll get down to pay him a visit. He's a rock star in this DIY stuff for sure. The quality and thought that goes into his builds are just sick. Should really go into buisness for himself doing this stuff.

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    Aw, thanks for the kind words. I'm just a Red Solo Cup kind of guy inside. Carl, usually I manage to suppress the crazy mofo thing, except with you....what does that mean?

    Tony, come on down man! I'm DAC-less right now, having sold the modded Music Hall 25.3 and the BIII lying gutted on the bench. Once I get the new DAC going I'll try and set up a get together. Been working so much, I'm burnt out for the weekends.
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    Tony,

    Don't go in the basement. Just ask Ed. It would be nice to see you again.

    Rich,

    I am working all the time and can relate to the weekend burn out thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCompRacer View Post
    I'm DAC-less right now, having sold the modded Music Hall 25.3 and the BIII lying gutted on the bench.
    Huh! Slacker ,you've had a week already to get'r done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    Tony,

    Don't go in the basement. Just ask Ed. It would be nice to see you again.

    Rich,

    I am working all the time and can relate to the weekend burn out thing.

    H9
    He signed a non-disclosure! Nothing goes on like in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo though.

    Quote Originally Posted by FTGV View Post
    Huh! Slacker ,you've had a week already to get'r done.
    I'm no slacker! I just got a treatable case of the dead-arse. Just got the Placid HD power supply I needed the other day. Ready to solder up. I've been introducing the new parts to the existing build making sure everything works. Then I sit down in the sweet spot and listen to digital through the retro system with Polk 7A's. I say ain't this nice....the cat jumps in my lap....progress halts.

    I'm happiest soldering stuff to the boards. No expectations other than a good solder joint. Assembling it all and expecting it to work, now that is the scary part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    Tony,

    Don't go in the basement. Just ask Ed. It would be nice to see you again.


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    I managed to escape the basement a couple weekends ago, but I caught a whiff of solder flux and brake cleaner and may have blacked out for a period of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCompRacer View Post



    I'm no slacker! I just got a treatable case of the dead-arse.
    Well at least it's treatable.As time goes by I find myself ever increasingly getting relapses of the incurable variety.

    Quote Originally Posted by agfrost View Post
    ... and may have blacked out for a period of time...
    Yikes! not liking the sound of that.For your sake I hope no vids show up on YouTube .

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    Wow looks great. Is it possible to add remote control to the DAC and use it as preamp? Will have to read through the TP forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowlight View Post
    Wow looks great. Is it possible to add remote control to the DAC and use it as preamp? Will have to read through the TP forum.
    Thanks!

    Yes on the remote. I've seen some use the Alps remote pot. You can even do a digital display/remote using the Arduino board to control via I2C. It requires ability to write, I think they call it, simple code. Hifiduino is helpful in that area. You can select source, control volume, etc. The ESSSabre32 DAC chip has volume control built into it. My DAC uses a manual pot. No hit on sound quality using it.

    http://www.arduino.cc/

    http://hifiduino.blogspot.com/2010/0...review-of.html


    An example using the digital display.


    The thread. (You have to be a member of forum to view forum uploaded pics).
    http://www.twistedpearaudio.com/foru...-finished.aspx

    Along with their support forum, Twisted Pear also has a manufacturer forum at diyAudio.
    http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/twisted-pear/
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    @ScompRacer - Thanks for the information. Time to go read and get myself familar and figure out if I have the skills to build something. The closest that I have come to DIY was building the ClassD audio amp but that was already build, all I had to do was connect wires and drill some holes

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    You are most welcome. Once I get past the dual mono build and it works, I may look into a digital display with remote. Right now the remote/digital display would be too much for me to take on.

    The kits are easy to build. All the parts to populate the board are shipped attached to ID tags. Like resistors, labeled R1-R12 A & B with their value. Simply pop them out one at a time and place them in the marked location on the PCB and solder away. No picking through a loose bag of parts.

    They have a comprehensive integration guide for a BIII build linked off this page just below the picture.
    http://www.twistedpearaudio.com/digital/buffalo.aspx
    All the answers are in there along with a BOM (bill of materials) list for additional items you need, such as chassis connectors, terminals and headers. They even provide the digikey and Mouser part numbers. For instance, rather than use the supplied screw type fasteners for everything, I used header pins and terminal plugs, like on the OTTO II pictured above.
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    Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC
    Sennheiser HD650
    Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive
    AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm
    AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R
    Shunyata Hydra (Original)
    NHT B-12d subs
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