New Kickstarter — Cherry DAC DAC 3

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New Kickstarter — Cherry DAC DAC 3
« on: 4 Sep 2020, 02:59 pm »
Our new DAC DAC 3 Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalampco/cherry-dac-dac-3

We are at 87% already, less than one day into the program!

Please help us spread the word (:
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Re: New Kickstarter — Cherry DAC DAC 3
« Reply #1 on: 4 Sep 2020, 03:42 pm »
Help me out, am i missing something here? I see amp options on the Kickstarter but no DAC dac 3 option . Thanks

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« Reply #2 on: 4 Sep 2020, 04:01 pm »
Help me out, am i missing something here? I see amp options on the Kickstarter but no DAC dac 3 option . Thanks
Adding that reward for the public today.  Newsletter subscribers that requested our first day specials had first crack at our new DAC.

We will be adding new rewards and information as we, go based on requests.

On Kickstarter, you can opt into alerts about selected projects.

Thanks.

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Re: New Kickstarter — Cherry DAC DAC 3
« Reply #3 on: 4 Sep 2020, 05:03 pm »
Rewards added on the first day of the project:
  - DAC DAC 3
  - x-CHerry (multi-channel) Amplifiers
  - Stereo MEGAschino MK2 Amplifier
  - MONO MEGAschino MK2 Amplifiers

Some rewards are more than 70% off regular prices !!

We are close to 100% funded and less than 24 hours in.

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« Reply #4 on: 4 Sep 2020, 06:10 pm »
122% so far!

Fully funded on DAY ONE !!

Thinking about a stretch goal....  Possibly a MEGA jr  :scratch:

Thanks so much to our incredible backers (:

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Re: New Kickstarter — Cherry DAC DAC 3
« Reply #5 on: 4 Sep 2020, 09:04 pm »
How about adding the 60V supply to the list :)

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« Reply #6 on: 4 Sep 2020, 11:34 pm »
 :thumb: Yahoo   Congratulations.  Hope you can bring your project to fruition sooner and under budget.  Happy day for you and your crew.

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Re: New Kickstarter — Cherry DAC DAC 3
« Reply #7 on: 5 Sep 2020, 02:52 am »
Congratulations on quickly meeting your goal!  It seems like kickstarter has really become something DAC does very well!

Interesting to read that this new DAC will have multiple inputs.  I'm curious as to why - in spite of consistently pursuing and promoting the advantages of the shortest signal path possible - integral USB input is (again) excluded, I'm presuming in favor of leaving it outboard using the existing external converter/adapter?  Have most audiophiles using external non-volume controlled DACs given up on computer-based front ends with USB output?  It seems like the longest segment in the signal path on DAC DAC anymore is a few cm worth of wire with a pair of (relatively) big external connectors that connect the DAC to the USB converter.  Wouldn't shrinking that connection down to maybe a cm worth of copper board traces (considering it looks like there's plenty of room on the DAC DAC board to integrate the USB converter) be the biggest bang for the buck in terms of shortening the signal path?

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« Reply #8 on: 5 Sep 2020, 09:52 pm »
Congratulations on quickly meeting your goal!  It seems like kickstarter has really become something DAC does very well!

Interesting to read that this new DAC will have multiple inputs.  I'm curious as to why - in spite of consistently pursuing and promoting the advantages of the shortest signal path possible - integral USB input is (again) excluded, I'm presuming in favor of leaving it outboard using the existing external converter/adapter?  Have most audiophiles using external non-volume controlled DACs given up on computer-based front ends with USB output?  It seems like the longest segment in the signal path on DAC DAC anymore is a few cm worth of wire with a pair of (relatively) big external connectors that connect the DAC to the USB converter.  Wouldn't shrinking that connection down to maybe a cm worth of copper board traces (considering it looks like there's plenty of room on the DAC DAC board to integrate the USB converter) be the biggest bang for the buck in terms of shortening the signal path?
Thanks for your kind words.

Regarding the signal path, the digital domain provides immunity to signal degradation over distance -- considering practical distances within a household.  The jitter immunity of the DAC DAC allows worry-free digital signalling for a "lossless digital path", and adding a selector doesn't affect performance.  This is one reason we made the volume control digital on the DAC DAC 2 HSV.  This preserves the very sensitive ANALOG signal path.

Regarding USB, we have a solution for USB audio sources (Cherry USB), and it's not used as frequently as in the past.  We are finding that internet audio streamers (like the Node 2i that we use, or our old Squeezebox Touch) are becoming the most common source of audio data.  Least popular these days is a disc (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) transport, which was number one years ago, and that's pretty much the only situation a volume control on the DAC is necessary.  Otherwise, the source is a computer or streamer, which very likely includes a volume control.  Well, there's the "TV source", which is usually optical, and may or may not require volume control, but this is another outlier.

We also have another solution for the volume control issue when a non-volume controlled data source drives a non-volume controlled DAC DAC  -- the STM amplifier with it's purely analog volume control.

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« Reply #9 on: 5 Sep 2020, 09:59 pm »
Thanks again to our wonderful BACKERS !!

We are up to 142% already, only two days into the program (:

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Re: New Kickstarter — Cherry DAC DAC 3
« Reply #10 on: 9 Sep 2020, 03:20 pm »
How about adding the 60V supply to the list :)
Added today!!

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Re: New Kickstarter — Cherry DAC DAC 3 - 60V Upgrade
« Reply #11 on: 10 Sep 2020, 06:03 pm »
Added today!!

Thanks Tommy, I'm on it :D

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Re: New Kickstarter — Cherry DAC DAC 3
« Reply #12 on: 10 Sep 2020, 07:09 pm »
I am in 3 way active setup.

I am considering the stereo maraschino to power my tweeters (raal 140-15d, 95db efficiency, 8 ohms).

Considering will power only tweeters (2.8k+) do the x-cherry 2 still have an advantage ?
Do you think I am better with 36 volts =, 48 volts or go with the king 60 volts.


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« Reply #13 on: 10 Sep 2020, 07:12 pm »
I am in 3 way active setup.

I am considering the stereo maraschino to power my tweeters (raal 140-15d, 95db efficiency, 8 ohms).

Considering will power only tweeters (2.8k+) do the x-cherry 2 still have an advantage ?
Do you think I am better with 36 volts =, 48 volts or go with the king 60 volts.
Headroom has the advantage, so 60V may be overkill power wise, but for that “open, airy sound”....

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Re: New Kickstarter — Cherry DAC DAC 3 - 60V Upgrade
« Reply #14 on: 10 Sep 2020, 07:14 pm »
Thanks Tommy, I'm on it :D
Thanks to your pledge, we are now at 152%!!

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Re: New Kickstarter — Cherry DAC DAC 3
« Reply #15 on: 15 Sep 2020, 04:20 am »
We added these rewards tonight:
  - DAC DAC 1 (HS or TL) Upgrade to DAC DAC 3 or 3S
  - DAC DAC 2 (HS or HSV) Upgrade to DAC DAC 3 or 3S
 
The project link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalampco/cherry-dac-dac-3

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« Reply #16 on: 15 Sep 2020, 11:57 am »
Tommy maybe I missed it somewhere...can you post the difference between the DACDAC3 and 3S?

Thanks,

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« Reply #17 on: 15 Sep 2020, 12:04 pm »
Tommy maybe I missed it somewhere...can you post the difference between the DACDAC3 and 3S?

Thanks,

Chris
3S has an input selector (coax or optical).   Thanks (:

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« Reply #18 on: 15 Sep 2020, 12:11 pm »
3S has an input selector (coax or optical).   Thanks (:

Thanks Tommy!  :thumb:

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« Reply #19 on: 17 Sep 2020, 05:10 pm »
Will the DACDAC3 have a volume control or will the unit have to be returned to have it added at a later date?