Buffalo DAC output stage

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Buffalo DAC output stage

Postby Nick » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:58 pm

Leo, asked me about what I was doing with a output stage for a Buffalo DAC, so here is the simple as they come circuit I am using. The output is a little over red book 2v, but not enough to worry the non anal :-)
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Postby Ali Tait » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:29 pm

Heard this and it sounded great!

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Postby simon » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:35 pm

Now you've had a play with the Bufalo how do you rate it Nick?

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Postby Nick » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:51 pm

Well, I heard it on its own before, and it was ok, but not better, this output stage I think has made it very good. I only realized how good when going back to my reference tweaked DVD player. Mark who I put the circuit together for is sending me the rest of the bits to put it all into a box and that will allow a comparison with the ivy I/V stage. he has also ordered one of the new Buffalo II boards so that will be a interesting comparison as well.

I was hoping to get a chance to have another listen to Ian's MW Transporter last night, but unfortunately someone decided to park a Ford Ka a foot into my drivers door in the fog last night on the way there so that didnt happen :-(. Ah well, lets hear it for BMW build standards and air bags. :-). It did kill my car though, so thats a major pain, insurance, finding a replacement, cost, police, etc...
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Postby simon » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:09 pm

Bummer. Glad you're okay Nick.

Very interested to see what you think of the different Buffalos - they're supposed to be pretty good but accounts on the net by someone you've never met means little. If they are as good as recogned then they might be worth it.

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Postby Ali Tait » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:22 pm

Yes seconded,glad you're ok Nick.

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Postby cressy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:04 pm

it wasnt my mother was it? she drives a ford ka, and she drives like frank drebin :lol: seriously though, glad youre ok nick

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Postby Mike H » Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:41 pm

Not simply a case of replacing the door on the Be-em then?

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Postby Nick » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:01 pm

Err no :-)

Don't think so. The front window went and the rear door was off its frame, so I expect the uprights are stressed. Maybe it can be made well again, but I would be surprised.
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Postby pre65 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:12 pm

Glad to hear you survived the impact Nick.

Insurance companies are renowned for making derisory offers when a car is written off, so be prepared to negotiate !

Good things to reinforce your argument are recent copies of adverts for cars in similar condition (age-mileage-specifications) from Auto Trader (or similar) or similar cars for sale at dealers or car sales lots.
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Postby Nick » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:18 pm

Cheers Phil, to be fair the car had very little market value, was in very good condition for it age (02), and I had had it from new (used to be my company car), but the 170,000 on the clock hit any value it might have had. Shame, I was looking forward to it reaching its 200k in a year and a half. Best I can hope for is somewhere in the region of 2k as deposit on a replacement.

Looking on the bright side, it was up for its MOT this month and it needed its track rod ends changing, just as well I hadn't got that done yet.
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Postby Mike H » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:37 pm

Nick wrote:so I expect the uprights are stressed.

Oh well I have been given to understand that bendng the pillars is usually "terminal". It had a good innings though.

Reminds me though used to know a bloke who could repair that kind of damage.

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Postby Nick » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:41 pm

Oh, I am sure given the will it would be reparable, but the world isn't running out of 8 year old 318's at the moment.
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Postby leo » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:19 pm

Thanks for sharing Nick!

Sorry to hear about the car :(

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Postby Ali Tait » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:47 am

Nick,if you looked at E36's,you could get a very good example with low miles for 2k.


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