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[THE ZERO] DAC TDA1540 R2R nonoversampling NOS Audio with FIFO reclock
  • [THE ZERO] DAC TDA1540 R2R nonoversampling NOS Audio with FIFO reclock
  • [THE ZERO] DAC TDA1540 R2R nonoversampling NOS Audio with FIFO reclock

[THE ZERO] DAC TDA1540 R2R nonoversampling NOS Audio with FIFO reclock

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  • World's first Audio DAC - it is also called: the ZERO
  • Input with reclock jitter eliminator circuit
  • Input with stopped clock digital noise eliminator circuit
DAC: Isolated XMOS 768K, DAC and 0.96OLED PCB
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*This item includes PCB with all SMT component soldered, thru-hole component are not soldered.

Philips invented CD Compact Disc audio and released the world's first audio DAC chip: TDA1540, that's why people also call it [the ZERO]. TDA1540 is a single channel DAC, it is also the only single channel Audio DAC made by philips, it has the highest channel seperation that the later DAC like the famous TDA1541 which cannot ever match. Due to it's unique identity, many people has tried to make TDA1540 DAC but most are failed due to it's incompatible offset binary input format with the latest receiver. But finally, our advanced logic engineer has done it in only few weeks and with the best algorithm for diyer to easily play with it.

R2R, RECLOCK, NONOVERSAMLING, all mystery area in the audiophile world are now included in an all-in-one compact PCB!

The I2S reclock input circuit in this PCB is based on the Analog Device AN207 stop clock algorithm, left and right channel DAC are latch at the same time. With our enhanced and optimized redesign, it has no phase different problem as the other convertor in the market. The MCK from the I2S input is used to drive the input flip flop for FIFO reclock, it do not have the problem as the other complex reclock scheme which drop or double dozens of unnecessary samples every second, and it do not use CPLD/FPGA(contains thousand of logic gates) as the other design which actually increase the jitter tenth of time(due to the signal path includes thousands of logic gates) after reclock. This PCB is target for audiophile.

The sound from this DAC is unique, sweet, clear and full of detail that the newest cutting edge delta sigma DAC can never produce. If you haven't taste this kind of sound before it's definitely a regret for an audiophile. It's like compare Vinyl and CD, Rollling shutter and global shutter in the DSLR.


1) TDA1540 world's first R2R Audio DAC - the ZERO

2) Solid ground plane with careful split of digital and analog portion(a must for highest fidelity audio)

3) No Via in active circuit (via inductance always create jitter problem)

4) 0.1% Low noise thin film resistor and C0G Capacitor sourced from Digikey USA (guarantee no fake product from China)

5) Gold plate I2S input connector and four dedicated GND return path for each I2S signal(lowest contact resistance and highest signal quality)

6) The included xmos pcb in the combo is the same as the one sell separately in the store(i.e. flashed with general firmware)

User guide:

1)The TDA1540 PCB can work immediately with only I2S signal and power supply connected, 3.3V (>300mA), +-5V (>100mA), -18V(>100mA), +-12V(>100mA).The +-5V power can be supplied by two individual 5V supply. i.e. 5V1 GND1, 5V2 GND2 connected as 5V=5V1, GND=GND1=5V2, -5V=GND2

2)The reclock quality depends on the jitter of MCK, When used with our XMOS PCB, the MCK is connected to the low jitter low phase noise NDK oscillator directly and achieve the best reclock performance.

3)For windows, set the output to full volume and the same sample rate as the music file for bit perfect non-oversampling NOS audio playback.

4)Microsoft acquires Pacific Microsonics(inventor of the renowned PMD100 and PMD200 digital filter) at Sep-2000, windows user should enjoy the same sound signature as using PMD100/200 when switch to listen at higher than the original music file sample rate from the system sound control panel using NOS DAC.

5)Double check all the capacitor are installed in the correct polarity before turn on your power supply.

6)For Diyer requires more deeper customization or customized IV stage, the Iout directly from the DAC chip is connected to a 2.54mm spacing socket. For advanced usage, the latest version of TDA1540 datasheet is available.

7)Compact size 90mm x 100mm


1) I2S Input: MCK, LRCK, BCK, DATA (*BCK = 64x LRCK, MCK >= 2x BCK)

2) Output level: 2V RMS

3) Resolution/Sampling Rate: Upto 16,24,32bit / 192KHz (the most significant 14bit is played)

4) Supply: Regulated 3.3V, +-5V, -18V, +-12V(DAC PCB), 3.3V(XMOS PCB)

This item is in limited stock, maximum two per buyer. Please contact us if you want to buy more than two, thanks.

*There is no new TDA1540 in the market, the included TDA1540 DAC chip is new old stock or fully tested recycle chip.

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