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  1. Hello, 

     

    I am putting together a new Buffalo III DAC and upgrading an older BII. I came across your build posted a few years ago and had some questions if you remember the details. You had also posted an earlier iteration with different digital power supplies and no caps on the outputs. 

     

    ·      Did swapping in the Salas Reflektor power supplies to the digital boards make a difference? Did you try UltraBIBs for everything?

    ·      Did the M Caps in the two Salas UltraBIB supplies improve sound quality and were these the only “boutique” tweaks you made to these boards?

    ·      What is the white paste around the DAC clock and by the IEC inlet?

    ·      What caps did you use on the balanced outputs? I thought caps here were for DC blocking, but it seems these may improve sound quality.

    ·      It looks like there is a cap on the IEC inlet. Is this a ground loop breaker or does it serve another purposes?

    ·      What does the red switch in the bottom left – hardwired to the DAC – control?

    ·      Did you experiment with toroidal transformers or powering the L/R sides of the Legato separately?

    ·      What tweaks did you make to the Legato?

    ·      And finally…are Sonore Audiobyte boards available anymore?

     

    Thank you for fielding my questions!

     

     

    1. Gavin1977

      Gavin1977

      Any feedback on this one?  I'd also be interested to hear thoughts on the Raflektor

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