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Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

Postby IRoN » Tue Apr 05 2016 11:56

museguy wrote:
Me too, i have hifiberry +, iqaudio +, durio sound, mamboberry dac, and sabre txco v2.
the best are the sabres, the mamboberry and the sabre txco v2. they sound almost the same but the mambo has a litle more overall bass.


Dear pistollero,
Thank you for the comparison. Are you using the mamboberry with the toroidal Transformer ? Interested to know if the liner power supply makes a difference in sound quality.

Do you still prefer the mamboberry and the sabre txco v2 ?

Thank you !


yes linear PSU has made a big difference every time i tried on every DAC.
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Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

Postby mrcrowley » Sun Apr 17 2016 15:47

Can anybody tell me if Audiophonics I-Sabre V3 have an I2S lineout (by soldering or connection) like do the HiFiBerry Dac+Pro ??

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Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

Postby rikardo1979 » Tue Apr 19 2016 20:23

mrcrowley wrote:Can anybody tell me if Audiophonics I-Sabre V3 have an I2S lineout (by soldering or connection) like do the HiFiBerry Dac+Pro ??

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there is header on the board. No need to solder anything ;)

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Postby mrcrowley » Tue Apr 19 2016 21:24

I mean an I2S to HDMI out module to connect with external dedicated Dac.

Anyway Audiophonics tells me that only DAC with Sabre 9018 do it.
So not the V3.
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Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

Postby NickOne » Mon Jun 20 2016 23:39

Hi to all,
reading here I bought this for 7/8 euro
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It's very similar to the basic es9023 on audiophonics
http://www.audiophonics.fr/en/diy-dac/a ... -8396.html
I spend some month with it on rpi2 and Volumio

Well, I have to say it was a nice time to listening my music but just after (a very long actually) 60 days from order I receive the package with this
http://aliexpress.com/item/ONE-PIECE-PR ... 58522.html

It was quite dramatic change :-)
Everything from definition to extension of reproduction improve a lot and imho, reach a quality I rarely had the privilege to listen
Probably the thing more stunning is the stereo positioning effect, 10/10 in my opinion

In the past I've spent some money on expensive gears, probably like many of us and objectively, I think it could be very difficult or impossible, to find something that can play your music better than this solution (rpi/es9023/tcxo) with less than 40/50 euro too!!

Consider also that I'm running everything from the usb pc port or an inexpensive 5v wall adapter, it make no difference for me, I can definitely live with it 8-)

Don't hesitate to put a i2s es9023 dac on your board but remember to check the possibility to have a 50Mhz high precision clock on it.
It will make a night and day difference and totally worth the money

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Re: Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

Postby Mair » Tue Jun 21 2016 12:48

NickOne wrote:Hi to all,
reading here I bought this for 7/8 euro
Image

It's very similar to the basic es9023 on audiophonics
http://www.audiophonics.fr/en/diy-dac/a ... -8396.html
I spend some month with it on rpi2 and Volumio

Well, I have to say it was a nice time to listening my music but just after (a very long actually) 60 days from order I receive the package with this
http://aliexpress.com/item/ONE-PIECE-PR ... 58522.html

It was quite dramatic change :-)
Everything from definition to extension of reproduction improve a lot and imho, reach a quality I rarely had the privilege to listen
Probably the thing more stunning is the stereo positioning effect, 10/10 in my opinion

In the past I've spent some money on expensive gears, probably like many of us and objectively, I think it could be very difficult or impossible, to find something that can play your music better than this solution (rpi/es9023/tcxo) with less than 40/50 euro too!!

Consider also that I'm running everything from the usb pc port or an inexpensive 5v wall adapter, it make no difference for me, I can definitely live with it 8-)

Don't hesitate to put a i2s es9023 dac on your board but remember to check the possibility to have a 50Mhz high precision clock on it.
It will make a night and day difference and totally worth the money

bye
N1


So you bought the board and the crystal right? Please tell me the way to install it! Soldering or plain simple inserting such as an opamp.


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Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

Postby IRoN » Tue Jun 21 2016 14:28

you'll have to unsolder the previous one ;)

And put the TCXO according to the footprint on the PCB...

like here :

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A good clock is very very important
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Re: Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

Postby Mair » Tue Jun 21 2016 15:29

IRoN wrote:you'll have to unsolder the previous one ;)

And put the TCXO according to the footprint on the PCB...

like here :

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A good clock is very very important


Thanks. Do I need anything besides unsoldering and soldering? I can have a friend with the proper tools do the soldering job for me.


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Postby IRoN » Mon Jul 11 2016 12:04

Nothing more is needed (be sure to put the clock the right way).
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Postby mrcarrotcake » Sun Jul 17 2016 15:29

Does the v3 have better sound than the v2 or is it just offering the ability to connect a display?
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