Hacked my USB Sabre DAC

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Error
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Hacked my USB Sabre DAC

Post by Error » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:50 am

My HifimeDIY DAC is able to output sound via 3,5mm analog audio jack and also via 3,5mm mini toslink.

The toslink is what I'm using for my receiver, but I wanted to be able to use the analog output as well without having to switch cables.
Or switch SqueezeOS from external to internal interface for that matter. I did that a few times but it just isn't handy.

I opened the DAC and soldered wires to the board of the DAC:
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Adjusted the box of the DAC:
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Then soldered them to an earlier bought 3,5 mm plug:
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Just taped it to the box.. it just sits there and won't move so that'll do:
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(don't mind the jack cable, it was there to test which pin to use)

And it works!
The digital output goes into my receiver,
the analog output into my piano (I have a silent piano which is normal and digital at the same time) or guitar amplifier..

And i controll it all from my phone using squeezebox...

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Re: Hacked my USB Sabre DAC

Post by roger l » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:33 pm

That is neat!! I went the easy way. Not an audiophile, but I think this item purchased on e bay for £5 is excellent. It is a DAC card raw (no case). I have just plugged it in and it was instantly recognised by Squeezeplay. I have it plugged through a Thomson DPL 500 AV receiver and the quality is perfect to me.
The volume level produced from this is much higher than analogue.
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They will have more left of this item if it is sold out temporarily.

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Re: Hacked my USB Sabre DAC

Post by roger l » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:34 pm

Sorry forgot the link:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1Pcs-PCM2704- ... 3f40286b0b
1Pcs PCM2704 USB DAC to S/PDIF Sound Card Decoder Board Module Analog Output

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Re: Hacked my USB Sabre DAC

Post by gegs » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:18 pm

This may be my next purchase; I like the coax option.

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Re: Hacked my USB Sabre DAC

Post by hawsey » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:56 am

gegs wrote:This may be my next purchase; I like the coax option.
Me too that's on my list :-)
roger l wrote:That is neat!! I went the easy way. Not an audiophile, but I think this item purchased on e bay for £5 is excellent. It is a DAC card raw (no case). I have just plugged it in and it was instantly recognised by Squeezeplay. I have it plugged through a Thomson DPL 500 AV receiver and the quality is perfect to me.
The volume level produced from this is much higher than analogue.
Happy Joggling

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Re: Hacked my USB Sabre DAC

Post by pete » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:46 pm

Very nice Error!!!!
- Pete

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