TDA1541A Dac with valve output

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The TDA1541A DAC as used in early Philips CD Players has a bit of a cult following for being very musical and realistic.

About a month ago I saw this on Lenco Heaven and was tempted.

https://www.lencoheaven.net/forum/index.php?topic=43418.0

What was especially tempting is the combination of 1541 with valve output.

Vlad the maker is based in Romania and will only ship to the EU. But thanks to help from user Hatehifi I had the kit shipped to Stuttgart and shipped on. With duty and postage it cost me an extra £72 but now it's working I'm very happy

Users experiences with them are detailed here.

https://www.lencoheaven.net/forum/index.php?topic=39390.0

It is all finished run in and sounding beautiful. Is any one interested in trying it at the show, input is coax?

I'm bringing it to the show and can be contacted in Bencat's (Andrew) room 240.

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Come on this must be worth a listen at some time in the show .
 

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If you're around, it would be interesting to try it in my setup. I'll be using my 'normal' DAC, which is non-oversampling AD1865 with transformer I/V and valve output, so the comparison may be worthwhile. I've wondered about trying a TDA1541 design at some stage. The chips are getting rare (and costly) though.

I think I'm in room 105. At least, I should be, if all goes according to plan.
 

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If you're around, it would be interesting to try it in my setup. I'll be using my 'normal' DAC, which is non-oversampling AD1865 with transformer I/V and valve output, so the comparison may be worthwhile. I've wondered about trying a TDA1541 design at some stage. The chips are getting rare (and costly) though.

I think I'm in room 105. At least, I should be, if all goes according to plan.
Sounds good I will bring it down to you.
 
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Richard I have an original pair of TDA 1541 and 7720 cant remember the prefix chips . If I can find them you are welcome to them if you want another project .
 
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I've got a couple of spare original double crown chips you can have have if you want.













Only joking sorry 😂
 

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So, did this DAC get compared to Rabksi's? That sounded like a fun comparison! Or indeed compared with any other DACs at the show?
 

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The TDA1541A DAC as used in early Philips CD Players has a bit of a cult following for being very musical and realistic.

About a month ago I saw this on Lenco Heaven and was tempted.

https://www.lencoheaven.net/forum/index.php?topic=43418.0

What was especially tempting is the combination of 1541 with valve output.

Vlad the maker is based in Romania and will only ship to the EU. But thanks to help from user Hatehifi I had the kit shipped to Stuttgart and shipped on. With duty and postage it cost me an extra £72 but now it's working I'm very happy

Users experiences with them are detailed here.

https://www.lencoheaven.net/forum/index.php?topic=39390.0

It is all finished run in and sounding beautiful. Is any one interested in trying it at the show, input is coax?

I'm bringing it to the show and can be contacted in Bencat's (Andrew) room 240.

1698351108003.png
1698351385028.jpeg
Hi, I heard this DAC at the show and was impressed. Thanks for sharing it. I wish to look at making one in the near future, but cannot track how to buy a kit. I have applied to join Lenco heaven but no reply yet (it is Christmas eve after all). Do you still have the contact details to seek out Vlad's DAC kit?
 

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