Still rocking my DSP box on my speakers. Still sounding very good. I am sure it could be better though. Time to warm up the snake oil!
Lots of thoughts on this project, such as how could I sell something people might want to buy. Likely not for profit (just to cover my expenses from doing it), at least at first until I can create a range of boards with ultra low jitter clocks and coax cable interconnects for all the signals, then we will be into the realm of proper hi-fi....
Some ideas I have going forward for now:
Just fit another flash chip to the XMOS board. I STILL cannot get the stupid thing to work with the current flash chip. I think changing to another device is possibly the easier option, unless that doesn't work as well. I did get some more though. Or just build a board with the XEF device on, as that has the flash built in.
I/O boards. At the moment all the designs are for the signal processing side, there is no easy option for terminating to Phono/RCA sockets or XLR/balanced jacks. With the smaller uDSP and uCodec boards would be easy to make a motherboard for these with connectors on. But it would limit the flexibility of the system going that route.
Still thinking on the digital video option, would be nice if there was an easy way to get digital audio in from a royalty free interface like DisplayPort and use this to create a preamp/processor solution. More of a dream still, but there must be a way...
On a side note had a job interview with a very interesting company recently. Good to see a company that not only makes interesting products, but wants to deliver the best they can and keep improving as technology gets better.
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