Bantam USB-DAC

Hey All,

So yesterday I got all the parts I needed to complete my Bantam USB-DAC I’m still not entirely sure how I was able to successfully mount the SMC DAC onto the board…..but nevertheless I got it done. Took about 5h total from unboxing to plugging into my laptop for testing. I was a happy camper to learn that I had gotten it right on the first try! Holy crap! No magic smoke, no pops, no clicks…just magic! Just lots of love from dmesg:

[   21.170469] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
[   21.178119] input: Burr-Brown from TI               USB Audio DAC    as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.2/input/input3
[   21.204635] generic-usb 0003:08BB:2707.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.00 Device [Burr-Brown from TI USB Audio DAC   ] on usb-0000:00:02.0-1/input2

Here is a link to ALL the photos for those who care.

And below are a few of the highlights:



Hopefully next week I get the rest of the parts to build my mini^3 then I’ll be cool like my roommate with a dac/amp….minus the $450 price tag 😉

Until next time…..Robert