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The John Westlake/Lakewest MDAC/FDAC, VFET and Detox

Discussion in 'audio' started by Tony L, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. fred sonnen

    fred sonnen pfm Member

    Many thanks, Steven for your impressions and the classification.
  2. ti33er

    ti33er pfm Member

    News has it the Three Daves are entertaining travel to the LakeWest residence today already ...one Dave is a DAC apparently :) ...crossing fingers they get there
  3. ti33er

    ti33er pfm Member

    ...news flash, Czech have declared UK at-risk country so the Three Daves may be sent right back where they came from upon landing soon :-(
  4. ti33er

    ti33er pfm Member

    This listening session of the LakeWest DevDAC vs the Chord DAVE may still happen...apparently the Daves’ could fly out from Brno tomorrow eve, rumour has it
  5. DimitryZ

    DimitryZ pfm Member

    What is the external power supply voltage of the upcoming DevDac?

    I plan to get one and want to make sure I have the right LPS in my stack.
  6. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    They shut the border to uk residents yesterday.
  7. ti33er

    ti33er pfm Member

    The Daves are in session! Looking forwards to Daves discerning review; will be mentioned upon return to the U.K. he says on Facebook Group..
  8. gints

    gints pfm Member

    It will be long session, border closed, no in, no out.
    ok, false alarm, border closed from Monday midnight.
  9. ti33er

    ti33er pfm Member

    ...well the good news, should they get siloed there in Brno, being DIY pros - they could help Captain LakeWest finish the design :)
  10. DimitryZ

    DimitryZ pfm Member

    One more time - do folks know the voltage/amperage specifications of the external power supply for the DevDac?
  11. iansr

    iansr pfm Member

    Out of curiosity I looked up the retail price of the Dave; £8500. So that will be interesting, albeit that there isn’t necessarily any correlation between price and SQ in the hi fi world.
  12. JohnW

    JohnW pfm member

    Well we listened to the Dave with its companion Upscaler = making a GBP16K combination :)
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  13. JohnW

    JohnW pfm member

    At the moment the DevDAC operates on a bench PSU, 5V 1.7Amps - this is subject to increase with the planned larger DAC array on the final design.

    I also might rearrange the PSU, say 12V input with a lower current...
    DimitryZ and ti33er like this.
  14. Bob L

    Bob L pfm Member

    IF it can be arranged without causing delay for others, a 12V input would suit me very well indeed ( currently running my much modified Mac mini from 12V on a Paul Hynes which I know has spare capacity).
    DimitryZ likes this.
  15. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    It would certainly be useful to know - a 5V 3Amp linear psu was going to be my next project.....
  16. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

  17. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Given the large number of excellent 5v and a bit, 3.ish amp psu's out there it would make sense. Just make it Allo Shanti compatible and avoid any psu issues. The Shanti is dirt cheap and very good.
  18. DimitryZ

    DimitryZ pfm Member

    Thanks, please let us know the final configuration, once settled.
  19. misterdog

    misterdog Not the canine kind

  20. moosemeat

    moosemeat pfm Member

    We've all been sweating over whether anything was going to eventuate from this project... and now that there are positive signs, we're pushing our barrows over the power supply. Are there no lessons to be learned from past experiences? Might it not be better just to leave John to determine the optimal power supply... and be happy with that?
    ChrisPa, banjoman, Ian M and 7 others like this.

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