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Offline ozmillsy

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Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« on: September 02, 2010, 12:01:45 PM »
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I decided if I heard a DAC which sounded better than my LP12 then I would buy it, then I found one.

I was fortunate enough not to have a waste a lot of money on DAC's and transports as I have only ever purchased one DAC and one transport.  The Killer DAC is my first purchase into the CD format for over 20 years, and my DIY modified Marantz CD50 transport is my first dedicated transport.

Attached is some pic's of how it came when I purchased it, and then how it looks in a temporary case until I build the my desired Killer DAC case.  I hope the pic's work?? 

I have since put a lid on the case, which I hate the way it turned out, but will post pic's later if these work!!       








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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 12:03:39 PM »
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Pete,

I am very impressed, specially since this is only a temporary case.

Can't wait to see your plans for the final case.

Murray

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Beautiful work ,as usual Pete
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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 12:04:49 PM »
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Cheers fella's, here's the pic's with the lid on, which I hate! It's almost impossible to buy any decent looking vents!

I'll paint the vents black which I think may improve its looks. 





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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 12:05:35 PM »
That is just glorious !! The case is an effing beauty, great work flemo.
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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 12:07:52 PM »
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sh!t flemo that looks like a killer in fact its the best looking kilkler dac i have seen.i whant one

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For some reason the lid looks better in the pic's!

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I reckon it looks sensational.   At first I thought the aluminium grills would be better painted black.   But the more I look at the pics,   the more I like it the way it is.

Were all the additional electronic bits sourced locally?   Switches, plugs, connectors, etc?

Quote from: flemo
Hi Andrew, yes the switches are from Altronics and all the other bits came with the dac. 

I need to upgrade the female RCA's to Eichmanns and just ordered some Obbligato foil caps to replace the 2.2uF Auriecaps on the valve output stage.  At $35.00 it's a no brainer as the Duelands are over $400.00 and really I'm chasing more topend resolution at the moment. 

Cheers, flemo.
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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 12:09:46 PM »
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Nice box Flemo. I need one like that. Time to hot up that DAC.

Quote from: Upfront
Mate that some seriously nice work. Well done.

Quote from: flemo
Thanks fella's, already looking at building another case soon. I have some other bits in the shed I'm keen to use.

Quote from: treblid
holly molly... That's one beautiful machine..... Well done indeed.....

Quote from: tuyen
I love the look of that. It is sexy. Good stuff Pete.

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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 12:18:44 AM »
Wow, it must sound good by the way it looks :)

well done

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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 09:46:05 AM »
Wow, it must sound good by the way it looks :)

well done

Cheers Dan, yes it's sounding pretty awesome at the moment.  Quite scary when I consider my dac is basically stock (AKA the poverty pack!) and has soooo much potential should I choose to start upgrading some of the internal components.   ;)


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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 10:10:39 PM »
 :o I want one....

You've got fantastic woodworking skill Flemo... This is definitely a killer case for the KillerDAC! Well done!

Cheers,
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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 10:19:03 PM »

I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing flemo's dac the other day.  If you think it looks impressive, all I can say is it sounds a whole lot better than it looks.  Yes I am very impressed.

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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2010, 11:14:12 PM »

I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing flemo's dac the other day.  If you think it looks impressive, all I can say is it sounds a whole lot better than it looks.  Yes I am very impressed.

Hehe....I'm very familiar with the sound and yes I love it, haven't heard anything which even remotely close! I just thought the KillerDAC deserved a killer case and flemo's case is just brilliant  :)
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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2010, 02:02:13 PM »
That actually looks pretty damn nifty.  Good work.

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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2010, 04:06:26 PM »

I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing flemo's dac the other day.  If you think it looks impressive, all I can say is it sounds a whole lot better than it looks.  Yes I am very impressed.

Hehe....I'm very familiar with the sound and yes I love it, haven't heard anything which even remotely close! I just thought the KillerDAC deserved a killer case and flemo's case is just brilliant  :)

Poor wording on my part.  I was aware that you had a KillerDac.  My comments were intended to impart to those that have not had the benefit of hearing one,  that not only does flemo's look magnificent, it (they) sound even better.

Whilst I don't own one, I have heard two of them, and they are in the two best systems that I have heard.  I think that when I get to hear Tuyen's it will be a case of the three best systems I have heard will all have had KD's.

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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2010, 01:43:41 PM »
Whilst I don't own one, I have heard two of them, and they are in the two best systems that I have heard.  I think that when I get to hear Tuyen's it will be a case of the three best systems I have heard will all have had KD's.

Better be quick to get one mcb, the KillerDAC just won a shootout and I think Steven will have too many people wanting the DAC.

Happy listening,
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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2010, 05:21:53 PM »
Where can I order one?!!!!  ;D

(I am serious btw...)

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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2010, 05:29:01 PM »
Thats the biz flemo!:)

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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2010, 06:12:41 PM »
Where can I order one?!!!!  ;D

(I am serious btw...)

kajak12 in WA and stevenvalve in NSW...
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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2010, 06:16:12 PM »
Where can I order one?!!!!  ;D

(I am serious btw...)

Dont you have your own Dac coming out?    Or do you mean just the case?
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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2010, 06:18:51 PM »
kajak12 in WA and stevenvalve in NSW...

I want that case too :)

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Re: Flemos, first DAC - EVER
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2010, 06:21:17 PM »
Dont you have your own Dac coming out?    Or do you mean just the case?

Well my DAC is done in term of prototypes, case design has to be translated from pen/paper into CAD. But I don't have all the funding to go ahead with production yet, need a bit more time I suppose. Have to get 100 produced, so it's a large number of DACs too.

And I wouldn't mind getting a KillerDAC with that case :)