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Dac Upgrade AV32

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by eddie pugh, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. eddie pugh

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    How difficult is it to upgrade the DACS in an Av32R from the 24/96 to the 192

    Anyone done it and care to post how to do it.

    I heard a 192 DP recently and it sounds so much better than my SP 96

    Is it just a bit of surface mount soldering.

    How about a transport upgrade for a DVD32R are these only available from IAG or does anyone know a source for bare new type transport. Is it a difficult swap

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  2. Nic Rhodes

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    It is more than soldering, need reprogramming of some chips I think...not DIY. Tag was never like my valve amps where DIY was always possible.
     
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    Yes it does sound a lot better than the old SP 96 version,having just changed my old SP for a DP.

    As for upgrading the DAC's...this was always a back to TAG job,and for any other advice you would need to wait for some of the resident TAG staff who frequent here,like Stevesky,John Mulcahy et al,who may also be able to advice you on transports.


    On that,if you do a search here,you may well turn up some useful info on DVD32 transports,as there was a thread on that recently here.
     
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    alexs2,

    Could you give some more info re: changing AV32R from SP to DP: i.e. Did it go back to IAG, or did you buy new, if so from whence, and if you do not mind, how much?
     
  5. eddie pugh

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    Barry

    I just got a DP from Sevenoaks for £2.1k brand spanking. Its only a 5.1 though which is all I wanted but it did come with most of the software activated. Had to pay Tag extra £40 for the MPEG2 though

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    I bought one of the HiFiBitz models from the end-of-line TAG stock clearance.
     

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