Saturday, 10 March 2012

LiTe DAC AH Exposed

The LiTe DAC-AH just arrived, and here are some photos of the innards. At the moment, got around 10 hours of burn in - the initial sound seemed to be bass heavy - but overall very articulate. Also note my current audio setup. The white cable is a Lifatech Silflex multi-stran glass Toslink cable. Very nice cable - good price and built well. A note that the unit does get a little warm when left on. Nothing hot or anything, but it is slightly warm to the touch. It was noted that the PCB board said the input voltages were 18VAC, 9.5VAC and 10.5VAC. The transformer indicated 18VAC, 9.5VAC and 9VAC.
  • CS8414 - SPDIF receiver
  • TDA1543 - DAC Chips
  • AD847JN - OPAMP output. 

1 comment:

  1. A brilliant music maker, it's a good idea fit 390 ohm resistors across R35/36 to cure the overload which gained this DaC a slighty (and deserved) bad reputation for distortion on loud peaks.
    A filtered mains input socket may also prove a good idea.

    Best £100 (odd) you will ever spend on Hi Fi, no need to endlessly modify this DaC, it's "good to go"
    Throws it's hat into the ring and dances.

    I use mine with a Krell/Bryston combo and you can really fell the 3D realism with this DaC, it's the nearest thing i have heard to traditional notions of analogue depth of sound..