The first high end DAC addon for Cubieboard is released and it’s called CubieNOS by G2 labs.
CubieNOS is what it sounds like. It’s a Non Oversampling (NOS) Dac. It’s designed by HIFI enthusiasts for enthusiasts and DIY people.
“Our main focus is on best possible and natural sound and not numbers like total harmonic distortion.” – George at G2 labs
The idea is simple. Low number of components with a well thought out PCB design for shortest signal path possible. Early balanced stage in the digital signal path and fully balanced the whole way through with dual Philips D/A converters and a Burr Brown buffered output stage with enough power to drive low impedance headphones. And of course, no capacitors in signal path.
CubieNOS is produced in two different versions, either in a NOS configuration or with a fixed output with a frequency at 176.4 kHz.
L/R Balanced XLR
L/R Unbalanced RCA
L/R Unbalanced headphones 2.54mm pin (header CON_1)
Alphanumeric displayport 2.54mm pin (header CON_2)
Read more at G2 labs http://g2labs.org/2013/10/17/cubienos-for-cubieboard-2/
Buy it here http://shop.g2labs.org/index.php?id_product=1&controller=product
User manual http://shop.g2labs.org/index.php?controller=attachment&id_attachment=1