Introducing ApplePi DAC -- Highest Performance Raspberry Pi DAC

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #100 on: 30 Aug 2018, 04:53 pm »
What other inputs are available besides SPDIF?
SPdif only.

Here is picture of the back:

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #101 on: 30 Aug 2018, 05:58 pm »
Will this be available with single ended outputs?

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #102 on: 30 Aug 2018, 11:25 pm »
Will this be available with single ended outputs?

Shakey

It will be XLR only but you can easily get a single ended output by using a cable like this:
https://benchmarkmedia.com/products/benchmark-xlrfm-to-rca-adapter-cable-pin-3-floating?variant=547648461

Single ended the output voltage will be 2.5Vrms

Be carefuly of standard XLR to RCA cables, they ground Pin 3 to chassis which would not be good for this DAC.

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #103 on: 30 Aug 2018, 11:31 pm »
It will be XLR only but you can easily get a single ended output by using a cable like this:
https://benchmarkmedia.com/products/benchmark-xlrfm-to-rca-adapter-cable-pin-3-floating?variant=547648461

Single ended the output voltage will be 2.5Vrms

Be careful of standard XLR to RCA cables, they ground Pin 3 to chassis which would not be good for this DAC.

Very important point - thanks for making that clear.

Best,
Anand.

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #104 on: 7 Sep 2018, 01:22 pm »
Anybody interested in the tour?

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #106 on: 25 Sep 2018, 12:40 pm »
For anybody who is interested:



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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #107 on: 25 Sep 2018, 04:57 pm »
It will be XLR only but you can easily get a single ended output by using a cable like this:
https://benchmarkmedia.com/products/benchmark-xlrfm-to-rca-adapter-cable-pin-3-floating?variant=547648461

Single ended the output voltage will be 2.5Vrms

Be carefuly of standard XLR to RCA cables, they ground Pin 3 to chassis which would not be good for this DAC.


I would be interested - but I don't want to spend $46 to listen to it.

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #108 on: 3 Oct 2018, 12:28 am »
Last chance to sign up to receive an extra 10% discount on launch day:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gala-ultra-high-performance-stereo-dac/coming_soon/x/19247162

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #109 on: 3 Oct 2018, 12:28 am »

I would be interested - but I don't want to spend $46 to listen to it.

If you sign up for the mailing list you will be able to get GALA at additional 10% off which is $50, then you can get the cables... :D

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Case for ApplePi DAC...

Thanks to one of my customers (Rick D.) I can say that the HifiBerry Universal Case, fits the ApplePi DAC perfectly:
https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/cases/universal-case-black/

I would highly recommend getting these heat sinks for the DAC chips:
https://www.newark.com/fischer-elektronik/ick-smd-a-8-sa/heat-sink-dip-ssop-tssop/dp/34M6428

In addition to the heat sinks I additionally recommend drilling a few holes in the top cover to improve airflow.

The case will not work with ApplePi Volume-Clocker.

Here are some pictures:



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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #111 on: 5 Oct 2018, 12:08 am »
With all the work and running around trying to get the Indiegogo project running, I never had the time to sit down and properly listen to GALA.

Finally got GALA hooked up to my entertainment center, it sound much better than I could have imagined. It's hooked up to a pair of my own custom designed 25W mono-blocks.



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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #112 on: 5 Oct 2018, 03:13 pm »
I just received word that GALA will be certified under the Arrow Certification Program - http://enterprise.indiegogo.com/arrow/.

This is a big advantage for this project as Arrow's engineers have rigorously reviewed all aspects of the design and confirmed that it either meets or exceeds all current industry standards.



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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #113 on: 10 Nov 2018, 02:16 am »
The GALA project will be launching on Tuesday Nov 13th, 2018.

If you singed up for the mailing list, please be on the lookout for the special link around that time to receive your discount.

The discount will only be available for 24 hours from launch.

Please share this project with your friends, family, coworkers and on social media to help it succeed.

Mailing list link:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gala-ultra-high-performance-stereo-dac/coming_soon/x/19247162

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #114 on: 10 Nov 2018, 02:36 pm »
Wish it had a usb input  :(

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #115 on: 11 Nov 2018, 03:38 pm »
Wish it had a usb input  :(

You can very easily use it with USB by getting a USB to SPdif converter, this one is very good and very cheap:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-TO-SPDIF-Converter-Coaxial-Optical-HA-info-PCM-AC3-DTS-Support-Source-Output/332782780592?hash=item4d7b6640b0:g:OGYAAOSwA7dbhWKu

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #116 on: 13 Nov 2018, 05:06 pm »

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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #117 on: 16 Nov 2018, 12:34 am »
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Re: GALA DAC
« Reply #118 on: 16 Nov 2018, 02:36 am »
GALA is now launched:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gala-ultra-high-performance-stereo-dac/x/19247162#/

Congratulations Leo!!
I'm looking forward to hearing this one sometime.
Rich

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Re: Introducing ApplePi DAC -- Highest Performance Raspberry Pi DAC
« Reply #119 on: 19 Nov 2018, 09:43 pm »
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