A Better Way To Do Reviews

In the midst of all the DAP reviews, I’ve been wanting to make an input selector. But finally I’ve managed to take time off, shop for some parts, and made this little black box that will make my life so much easier when reviewing DACs. Just generic stuff. ALPS input selector, I used some leftover Kimber speaker wires for the internal hookups, and some generic RCA connectors.

Plain and black with oversized solid metal knob.

This box is gonna make life so much easier for me.

Oh, and while I’m at it, I’m gonna need some new interconnects, prefferably using the same type of cable and connector. These are Canare’s L-2T2S microphone cable. Fairly cheap cable for about $1/meter, and the RCAs are the cheapest Neutriks for $1/piece.

Canare L-2T2S, color coded. Red on the RCA means right. Red before the RCA plug means source side.

In all, it was kind of a rush job. But turns out fairly decent.

I’ve tried it just now, and it was nothing but sweetness!

Bring it on!!!

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8 Comments

  • Reply May 8, 2010

    illkemist

    Cool. I coulda used this when I was comparing the Benchmark DAC1 Pre to my Grace m902. Would have made things much, much easier.

    • Reply May 8, 2010

      Mike

      I know.
      I wonder if we can find something like this on eBay. The chinese manufacturers can probably build this and sell it for a cheaper price than we can just buying the parts alone.

  • Reply May 8, 2010

    BoilermakerFan

    Nice! Where did you source the enclosure? I like to look of it and need a couple of smaller boxes for my AudioSector phonostage and NOS USB DAC.

    Thanks,

    BMF

    • Reply May 8, 2010

      Mike

      I got them from a local shop. Not too expensive, about $7 for the size that I'm using for my input selector.

  • Reply May 8, 2010

    manaox2

    ^what he said.

    • Reply May 9, 2010

      Mike

      Manaox,

      I might be sending some cases to BMF. Send me an email if you want some as well.

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