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Non Oversampling DAC

TDA1543 Non Oversampling (NOS) DAC

Back in 2004 I purchased a Non Oversampling (NOS) DAC kit from DiyParadise.
This is based around a Phillips TDA1543 chip.
I built the PCB into a small Hammond enclosure, and used a spare "wall wart" power supply to power it.
It is recommended to power these DACs from a battery, but I wanted the convenience of a mains supply.
I built a pre-regulator stage and added plenty of decoupling, and to my mind it doesn't sound any different to battery power.
As can be seen from the pictures below, the final version had a mains toroidal PSU built in.

Dac top overall view

Dac top overall view

CS8412 Receiver chip

CS8412 Receiver chip

Power supply

Power supply

DAC Board

DAC Board