COLLYBIA – Mamboberry LS DAC+

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€ 50.00

The Mamboberry LS DAC+ is one of the finest implementation of the beloved ESS 9023 DAC, with a a very sophisticated power supply, made with selected high quality components.

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Product Description

The Mamboberry LS DAC+ is one of the finest implementation of the beloved ESS 9023 DAC, with a a very sophisticated power supply, made with selected high quality components.

Collybia made its name with a solid approach, devoted to achieving the best possible sound quality by using high quality parts on the board and carefully designing the power rail with an approach to eliminate the “noise”.
The feedbacks are awesome and overwhelming from the Audio community in the planet and especially from DIYAUDIO community and Professional Audio reviewers.

WHY WE LIKE IT

  • Can be fed with an external 5V Power Supply, like the Ifi iPower
  • ESS 9023 is just an amazing DAC, with the highest performance\cost ratio ever… We love its detailed yet pleasant signature
  • Carefully selected components, and yes they make a difference

 

DAC Specs

  • Only one 5volt AC DC external power supply needed for both, Mamboberry HiFi DAC+ and the Raspberry Pi,
  • The best sound quality with the dedicated high-quality SABRE DAC (Sabre 9023 dac chip)
  • Capable of Digital eXtreme Definition DXD 352.8Khz playback!(on boards that support 352.8Khz).
  • Connects directly to the Raspberry Pi, no additional cables needed
  • No soldering. Comes as a pre-fabricated kit. You just plug it onto the Raspberry Pi A+/B+ and 2B/Zero/3B, conform to the Raspberry Pi hardware-attached-on-top (HAT) specification.
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi models A+/B+Pi2/Zero/Pi3!
  • Dual Ultra-low-noise voltage regulator for optimal audio performance
  • Available with output connectors: RCA
  • Comes with all components required to mount it. We include 2 – M2.5x12mm spacers to fix the board onto the Raspberry Pi.
  • Bidirectional powered! Back-powered ability via io-40pin port for the Raspberry Pi from linear power supply of DAC or the DAC powered from the Raspberry Pi !
  • Use i2s sigal for pure digital audio transfer to improve the sound quality and reduce CPU load over USB audio solutions!
  • Extra 40 pin connector on board.
  • No need for an extra power supply. You can power it up through Raspberry Pi USB power supply(for ultimate sound quality prefer an ext. 5V Linear supply)

 

Hardware components

  • Nichcon audio series main filter caps
  • Tdk xr7 ceramic caps
  • Xpreso Fox ultra-low jitter oscillator with separate ldo power supply
  • Susumu low noise resistors
  • Dual Texas instrument ultra-low

 

Technical specs

OUT F.SCALE   2.0V RMS  POWER  5 volt dc
SNR  (DC to 20kHz) >112dB  ENVIR Operating Temp  32-95 degrees F
THD N   (1kHz FS 96 kS/s) <0.002% Relative Humidity 5%-95% Non  Cond.
CROSSTALK  -110dB

 

Sampling rates   44.1, 48, 88.2,96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz

 

OUTPUT                            Stereo unbalanced; impedance   250 Ω.

Additional Information

Weight 0.168 kg
Dimensions 5.5 x 6.8 x 1.8 cm

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  1. Mahir Efe Falay

    Question

    How to install this on my Odroid c1+?

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    • voladmin

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      You need to manually pass jumper wires from the i2s pins of Odroid to the corresponding one of the Collybia. This has not been tested but should work. Keep me posted

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    • Mahir Efe Falay

      I saw the forum post about i2s jumpers and dac connection. But I don’t have skills to prepare it. Where can I buy it as a prepared set?

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    • voladmin

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      As far as I know, no-one is selling such solution… sorry

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  2. JD

    5 out of 5 MAMBOBERRY LS DAC+

    (verified owner)

    Got the Mamboberry LS DAC+ in the mail a few days ago! It was packaged really well and it made it over to the US in perfect condition. Shipping was very fast and all my question were answered within a few hours = Excellent customer service!!

    In the box were two stand-offs in a separate bag so I could mount it quickly to the RPI. In the past I have been running USB dacs since it looked “easier” to just plug something in. Well, I’m kicking myself now a bit that I haven’t done this sooner, because plugging in the Mamboberry board was just as easy since all it required was attaching it to the rpi and then specify the Mamboberry DAC as an output in Volumio, restart and then it works.

    So what about the sound? I have only listed to it now for a day so I will need to spend some more time with it. I also need to point out that I have so far only powered it via the RPI with a cheap power supply. My plan is to add a better external power supply later on.

    With that said, my first impression was WOW! This is really good! I had been eying the Mamboberry HiFi DAC+ for a while due to all good reviews it received. Once I saw that the LS announced I just had to get one.

    I pulled out another SABRE 9023 USB dac that I had and did some A/B comparisons, and it was a night and day difference. The mamboberry is really clear, smooth, with lots of dynamics and tight low-end. Can’t wait to see how it will sound with a good power supply!

    Will keep listening and update later on when I have some more time on it. So far, I’m more than pleased. Very enjoyable listening.

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    • urom

      (verified owner)

      Got mine yesterday. I have the same setup as you. So far I am surprised how much the MBerry sounds different than the piano. I have to study it some more. I think I like it.

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    • Vít

      (verified owner)

      Hi, I have now Mamboberry LS DAC+ for testing (RPi3 + Kali Reclocker + iPower supply) which includes ES9023, before I used my pc with soundcard Asus Essence ST which has inside (if I am not wrong) PCM 1792A, for my ears: 9023 is more detailed from bass to high during all spectrum, but bass doesnt go so deep as with Asus PCM Burr Brown, but with 9023 it is more defined (bass quitar, drums which are sligtly more tight and more accurate) and not so “boomy” as with asus , middles are more open and more detailed (you can clearly hear from middle speakers more energy and more details which you have never heard before), but maybe in high middles are too much present for my ears, now some metal music is too harsh (especially if some album is not well recorded). Higs are very good, very detailed and open, but low higs maybe too aggresive..
      Overall ES9023 is very very detailed maybe too much in high middles and low higs, i also had to sligtly improve speaker croosover to polite highs and up middles.
      I will also test in near future KALI Piano DAC which includes PCM5122 so i will keep you informed how Piano sounds.
      PS: maybe Yamaha amplifier AS701 with my floor speakers and ES9023 combination is more complicated to harmonize it all together but if you find compromise than you can find very very detailed and open music character..

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  3. Nguyễn Trọng Thành

    Question

    For Barrel – Audio Connectors, why not use this one to improve RCA outpost
    http://www.cui.com/product/resource/rcj-21xx.pdf

    http://media.digikey.com/photos/CUI%20Photos/RCJ-2123.JPG

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