Originally Posted by dweekie
Napalm, I was wrong, they were less than 7 cents actually
. I used Rubycon ZL/ZA caps. They're my favorite caps along with the Rubycon Blackgates. I wouldn't say one's better than the other. Too bad they were killed like their Rubycon Blackgate counterparts. I'm surprised no one's using the Panasonic FK smd caps, which are nearly the smd equivilent to the Panasonic FM through hole caps. Every time I touch my Meridian card, I feel like I might accidental break something. I should have used the Panasonic caps in the first place.
Switching the cap values on the dac to 33uf from 100uf helped out with some issues I had. I guess there's a reason why values of 10uf to 47uf are recommended in the design guide. Even though I said the 100uf caps were slower and thicker, they were still better than the stock caps. I was speaking in relative terms to cap values rather than cap brands. I wanted to see if I could get away with higher capacitance caps close to the chips since I had caps available in that size, but it seems they may not perform as well. I guess its true that you have to be more careful with capacitance as you get closer to each of the chips. I'll post oscillometer at some point.
at the site where i found the za/zl they got weird shopping kart so i passed on the za/zl.. ended up getting the bgs
have you tried a beefier power/filter cap? helps alot even if all the other caps are @ stock.. the 470uf stock its joke tbh
all the 10/22uf caps ive replaced with the 47uf Hi-Q bg nx.. the 3x 47uf sub coupling caps are @ 220uf bg nx
Originally Posted by bclare
Any further luck with RMAA? I tried the oscillometer, but it was buggy and crashed.
With RMAA, you did connect the left/right out to the line in with a cable right? And made sure that the line in wasn't muted. From your 1kHz spectrum (without a 1Khz tone in the spectrum) it looks like you are not getting any input.
I tried the generate wav/analyse, but I don't think that is really testing the analog out.
its buggy and crashes on purpose
after a number of uses it gets that way lol
just like rmaa the pro versions are more proper
i tried the line-out to line-in on the prelude since i dont have a line-in/mic/etc caps on the xm anymore
and still got the same results on the prelude.. useless
the guys @ XS.org got me to download rmaa and some other one and came across oscillometer
i trust my ears and theyve been spot on from the beginning.. i could care less about numbers/etc
OscilloMeter - FFT Spectrum Analyzer is a Set of Real-Time Multi-Channel (up to 8) Gauges for investigation of data acquired from any ADC you will want or 16-, 24- and 32-bit ADC of sound card (Kernel Streaming and WDM drivers are supported).
all i can get from the spectrums is the difference between the sound cards