1545 DAC Kit – “Monica 2”
Dear yeo,You bastard!
You ruined my life with your non-os dac! Now I can’t listen to conventional dacs anymore. Makes me puke! With your dac, I feel much closer to the music. More natural, more organic, more grazioso, more music… more… like you said it, mama mia!
But what’s next? Surely some of your customer-friends asked you this right? Surely this is not all that you got?
Thank God you invited me over to listen to the new version!
I did as you said and tried out that little squarish thingie [that’s an oscillator, my dear] 50MHz first, then 80MHz.
You were right. 50MHz was already an improvement over the current dac but 80MHz was…. ooooohhhhh…. amazing! Yes! Yes!
I don’t understand how and why but you worked magic!
Now I’m more than ruined.
I can’t go out, I can’t listen to my friends’ systems. I can’t even do anything without listening to music through your dac.
And that’s why I hate you.
Monica2 is now succeeded by Monica3!
Monica2 PCB USD25 (RM90)
Monica2 PCB with surface moounted chips soldered on USD50 (RM180)
you need to get the other parts yourself
Assembled/tested Monica2 USD125 (RM450)
as of June 2006, assembled/tested Monica2 is supplied with only power supply wires soldered on
TDA1545A USD3.50 (RM12)
To help you “roll your own” Monica2…
Panasonic FC 47uF 16V “Low Impedance” USD0.40 (RM1)
Panasonic FM 220uF 25V “Low Impedance” USD1 (RM3.50)
Ferrite bead USD1.20 (RM4) for 10 pieces
Fedex shipping is prefered. For shipping weight below 0.5kg,
Fedex to USA/Canada is USD17.
Fedex to most parts of Europe is USD25.
Order directly from our e-Store! http://store.diyparadise.com
For More Mama Mia! Recommended gain stage for Monica2 — Grounded Grid Tube Gain Stage
For EVEN More Mama Mia! Recommended gain stage for Monica2 — Rudolf Broertjes’ SS I/V Gain Stage
Other Monica related pages, Cloning Monica.