Another DDDac Completed

This DDDac uses the latest boards with built in Tent shunt regs along with my usual custom built power supplies and other upgraded components.

The received wisdom is that you need more than one Dac board to drive output transformers but in back to back comparisons I have proved this not to be the case. Whilst the buffer output stage added some ‘thickness’ to the sound it loses out on naturalness and air and ‘Joie de vivre’. As usual I’ve used my favourite Italian case with thick alloy front plate. 

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Audiolab 8000a

The final upgrades are now complete with new capacitors in the phono power supply and new capacitors in the phono s echoing too. The regulators for the phono section always run hot in these amps, but hot becomes very hot as the caps dry out and age