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Reply 460 of 470, by root42

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And more importantly even: The SnarkBarker MCA is here!

https://github.com/schlae/snark-barker-mca

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Reply 461 of 470, by appiah4

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Tronix wrote on 2020-11-30, 06:35:

SB V2.02 DSP with detailed comments avalible on https://github.com/schlae/sb-firmware
Many thanks to TubeTimeUS for sharing...

They are assembler codes though.. Don't we need a binary HEX file to flash our DSPs? Has anyone compiled this?

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Reply 462 of 470, by appiah4

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root42 wrote on 2020-11-30, 09:07:

And more importantly even: The SnarkBarker MCA is here!

https://github.com/schlae/snark-barker-mca

When are we doing a round of PCB orders for this one? 😁

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Reply 463 of 470, by Tronix

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-11-30, 10:09:

They are assembler codes though.. Don't we need a binary HEX file to flash our DSPs? Has anyone compiled this?

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Reply 464 of 470, by appiah4

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Tronix wrote on 2020-11-30, 11:50:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-11-30, 10:09:

They are assembler codes though.. Don't we need a binary HEX file to flash our DSPs? Has anyone compiled this?

Anchor_modded vs sbb202 - the latter is the new one, and the former is?..

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Reply 465 of 470, by root42

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appiah4 wrote on 2020-11-30, 12:12:
Tronix wrote on 2020-11-30, 11:50:
appiah4 wrote on 2020-11-30, 10:09:

They are assembler codes though.. Don't we need a binary HEX file to flash our DSPs? Has anyone compiled this?

Anchor_modded vs sbb202 - the latter is the new one, and the former is?..

Anchor modded, duh!

For real though: it says in the Readme of the project:

anchor_modded.asm - Firmware from many Chinese clone sound cards (ZhuHai Anchor Electronics).

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Reply 466 of 470, by appiah4

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root42 wrote on 2020-11-30, 12:33:

For real though: it says in the Readme of the project:

anchor_modded.asm - Firmware from many Chinese clone sound cards (ZhuHai Anchor Electronics).

Apologies for coming across as dumb as I often am but this is the old HEX file we already have, no? Just confused because the filename was completely different in the original Snark Barker project (sb.hex).

EDIT: I just compared the two and they are one and the same. Just scratch that up to me being dumb as usual. I flashed the new HEX and will test it out later this week.

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Reply 467 of 470, by root42

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No worries. You're not dumb. I just wanted to make a snarky remark (pun intended).

But good that you tested the contents. I just assumed it was the other firmware, but didn't bother to check.

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Reply 468 of 470, by polpo

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Folks who socketed your TEA2025Bs: how are they holding up? I’m thinking about socketing mine because the 2 I’ve used so far in my Snark Barker are both bad: one had distortion in the right channel and the other had no output at all.

Also both SAA1099s I got from China were extremely bad - basically producing pure static with just a hint of the sine wave produced by the SBDIAG program. The seller did refund me, which is good, but I don’t want to have to play the part lottery again.

Reply 469 of 470, by appiah4

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Still doing fine for me not even too hot to touch really.

You could always add a small heatsink on top with thermal epoxy if you dont mind the ugly.

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