Pioneer DV 600-AV, -575-A,
-578-A, -585-A, -588-A and -696-AV
|CD :||44.1 kHz|
|DVD-A 96 :||48 kHz|
|DVD-A 192 :||48 kHz|
For those who want to use an external (maybe better) D/A converter instead of the D/A converter built-in the player this restriction is a big drawback.
"Hires SACD and DVD-A digital output DIY-Kit"
inside your Pioneer player the digital S/PDIF output is no more restricted.
The kit works with Pioneer DV 600-AV, 575-A, -578-A, -585-A, -588-A.
It also should work with Pioneer DV-696AV (not yet tested)
All other functions of your player will work as before, even Dolby-Digital or other digital output. With this kit installed you will get Stereo-PCM signals with their original output quality at the S/PDIF output of your player:
The kit is real DIY. Only standard components despite the CS8606 and AD1896 were used.
No changes at the housing of the player. All output is sent to the standard digital output.
If superclock input should be used an additional BNC connector has to be built inside the player.
The kit outputs SACD with 88.2 kHz and DVD-A with 96 kHz and 192kHz.
Using three kits a PCM 5.1. output can be realized.
On the board there is a multiplexer which passes all other outputs despite the hires signals (44,1 kHz, 48kHz, 5.1, DD, …) unchanged to the digital output of the player. This is especially important for Audio CDs recorded with emphasis and for all surround formats. (Not for the 'Constant', 'External superclock' or 'XO-3' option of the Extended Kit)
Despite the standard output via multiplexer a S/PDIF output (0,7V for coax) directly behind the CS8406 is available (direct out).
The Extended Kit offers different modes of operation regarding the output rate (see table above). The modes of operation could be selected by setting jumpers (see Powerpoint presentation for details)
read the following paragraphs carefully. They are part of the
act of sale. Ordering the offered DIY-kit you state that you
have read, understood and agreed with the following paragraphs.
Do not order the kit if you did not agree with all paragraphs below!
The only thing I take responsibility on is that you receive a functional kit after ordering and paying. Anything beyond that is at YOUR OWN RISK!
Theory of operation
Playing SACD and DVD-A the Pioneer player delivers hires digital signals in I2S format to the built in D/A converters. These signals were taken, amplified (74HCT244) and delivered to a CS8406 S/PDIF transmitter. The clock for the transmitter is generated by a custom programmable logic device (CLOCK-GAL22V10). One output of the CS8406 is delivered to the S/PDIF output on the PCB (direct out) and the other to a multiplexer (MUX-GAL16V8). The multiplexer acts like a switch between the original S/PDIF signal from the player and the output of the CS8406. The output of the multiplexer leads to the S/PDIF output of the player.
Receiving a standard signal (<88.2kHz) the multiplexer transmits the original S/PDIF signal from the player to the digital output of the player. Receiving a high resolution signal (>=88.2Khz) the multiplexer switches to the output of the CS8406 where a high resolution signal will be output.
At the "direct out" output of the board a S/PDIF signal is present for all transmission speeds. Only the emphasis signal is not transmitted correctly. This means CDs with emphasis (there are only very few at the market) have too much hights at the "direct out" output.
For external D/A converters which do
not cope with a 192kHz input signal an additional AD1896 can be
installed (see Extended Kit below). This will decrease 192Khz output
rate to 96Khz and allow all the other modes of operation.
The quality of the output signal is indicated by two LEDs. A blue LED is on for 88.2kHz and 96kHz operation and a white LED is on at 192kHz. For lower sample rates both LEDs are off.
For those who want to get real 5.1 PCM output three boards may be cascaded.
Scope of delivery and pricing
There are two kits available:
Hires standard Kit - 88 Euro - consisting of:
Hires extended Kit - 148 Euro - consisting of:
Tentlabs XO DIY low jitter Oscillator - 35 Euro:
All prices include handling, taxes and shipping.
Order and payment
To order please send a mail with your name, your shipping address and the type of kit you like to order to:
Receiving your mail you will get an order confirmation with delivery time and a request for PayPal payment. For PayPal use the mail address above.
I ONLY accept payments via PayPal!
Parts list and additional parts
The kit does not include all parts needed for PCB equipping and final assembly.
All other parts you have to buy at your local electronic store. These parts shouldn't cost more than 20 Euro.
|Hires Digital Output V1.0 PCB|
|E||IC9||XO DIY 24.5760MHz or other XTAL||Only needed for
operation mode 'Constant'
|J1||3-pin male connector|
|J2||3-pin male connector|
|J3||3+3+2-pin male connector|
|J4||1-pin male connector|
|J5||3-pin male connector|
|CO1||14-pin (2x7) male connector|
|CO2||2-pin male connector|
|E||CO3||2-pin male connector|
|one ribbon cable 20cm|
for ribbon cable
|two screws 3mm diameter 10mm long with nut|
|one screw 3mm diameter 15mm long with nut|
|*||small cooler for 7805|
|5mm spacer for 3mm screws|
|10mm spacer for 3mm screws|
|two 20pin sockets (0.75)|
|one 24pin socket (0.75)|
Populating the PCB step by step:
Setting the Jumpers
Now you have to decide in with mode your Kit should operate. For the correct juper setting I have prepared a Powerpoint presentation showing you the modes of operation and the corresponding juper setting.
Only for only the operation mode 'Constant' IC9 is necessary. If you did not operate your Kit in this mode IC9 may be omitted but it will cause no harm if IC9 stays in its socket at all other operation modes.
For the operation modes 'Constant',
'External superclock' and 'XO-3'
Preparing the ribbon cable
For preparing the ribbon cable you need a vice, scissors and a cutter. First insert the cable in the connector. Check that the red side of the wire is above the pin 1 marking of the connector. Put the connector and the cable in the vice and press. Now take the scissors shortening the ribbon cable as displayed in the picture. Finalize the work skinning the wires.
Opening the player
Now you have to open the player. Here
a last warning before you open the player.
The installation of the kit inside the player is dangerous! There are current-carrying parts inside the player. Disconnect the player from power before opening the player. Opening the player is at your own risk. Opening the player you will loose all warranty for the player! Installing the kit in your player may destroy the player. I will not assume liability for destroyed players or players being defective after trying to install the kit. All you do now is at your own risk!
To open the player, first disconnect it from ALL wires. In the pictures below you see the screws to be opened are marked with a red circle.
Having unscrewed the screws open the player by lifting the rear side 45 degrees and remove the top cover.
Installing the ribbon cable for Pioneer DV 575-A and DV 578-A
The images below show you where the ribbon cable has to be connected to the PCB of the player. The first image gives you an overview. The others show the details. For soldering put the wires of the cable in the right holes on the PCB. Heat the pin and the wire with a very sharp soldering tip and touch it with tin-solder.
Near the connection point of pin 2 a wire on the PCB of the player has to be disconnected (see image in the middle). Best use a sharp cutter to disconnect the wire. Be careful to cut only this wire and damage noting else.
Installing the ribbon cable for Pioneer DV 585-A and DV 588-A
The fotos below show where the ribbon cable has to be connected. The first foto gives you an overview the second shows the details.
The holes on the PCB are very small. Therefore I recommend to fix the ribbon cable with hot-melt adhesive on top of the big processor chip before soldering the wires. You need a very fine soldering tip for this step!
As you see on the first foto the shielded wire from the main pcb to the power pcb has to be disconnected and soldered to pin 2 und pin 3 of the ribbon cable.
Installing the ribbon cable for Pioneer DV 696-AV
The instructions are the same as above. See the photos below for the connection points.
Installing the ribbon cable for Pioneer DV 600-AV
The instructions are the same as above. See the photos below for the connection points.
After having installed the ribbon cable close the player, connect power and digital output and switch the player on. If the player starts insert a CD and press PLAY. There should be no signal at the digital output of the player. If there is a signal check if you have correctly disconnected the wire on the PCB of the player.
Installing the PCB for Pioneer DV 575-A and DV 578-A
Two holes have to be drilled in the base plate of the player for installation of the PCB. Use a 3.5mm drill bit for this step. The two holes must have a distance of 88mm. The right hole lies deeper than the left one.
To assemble the PCB of the kit put the two 3mm screws screws bottom-up in the holes and slip the spacers over the screws. Use the 15mm screw and the 10mm spacer on the right side.
Now attach the PCB on the spacers and fasten it with the screws.
At last connect the ribbon cable to the PCB.
Installing the PCB for Pioneer DV 585-A, DV 588-A and DV 696-AV
To install the kit you need two screws M3 15mm and two screws M3 10mm. Furthermore you need two 5mm and two 10mm spacers, two circlips and two aluminium bars (30mm each) with a square profile 5x5mm. At the end of the aluminium bars two holes with a M3 thread have to be drilled.
Two 3.5mm holes have to be drilled in the bottom plate of the player before installation . These two holes must have a distance of 88mm between each other and have to be 15mm away from the player's PCB (less is better than more!).
The fotos show the assembly of the aluminium bars on top of the bottom plate. Watch the circlips between the spacers and the aluminium bars.
Now the PCB of the kit is fastend on top of the aluminium bars with the 5mm spacers and the two 10mm screws.
Installing the PCB for Pioneer DV 600-AV
For the installation a 10mm spacer tube and a 20mm long M3 screw.
With the spacer and the screw the kit is fastened at the main PCB of the player.
Now close the player, connect power and digital output and switch the player on. If the player starts insert a CD and press PLAY. There should be a digital signal at the S/PDIF output of the player. Hearing this signal means the Hires-Kit is functional! With a normal CD playing none of the both LEDs should be on.
Now insert a SACD and press PLAY. There also should be a digital signal at the S/PDIF output of the player, a signal with 88kHz sample rate (blue LED is on). Redo this with a DVD-A for 96kHz (blue LED is on) and 192kHz (white LED is on).
For the operation mode 'External superclock' the superclock has to be provided before the player is turned on. If not the player would not syncronize and nothing would be output at its S/PDIF output.
PCM 5.1 output
Both the Standard and the Extended Kit transmit a highres Stereo PCM signal out of the S/PDIF output of the player. Those who wish to get 5.1 digital PCM output have to use three kits. The schematic below shows how these three Kits have to be connected.
As you see all pins except Pin 3 and Pin 9 are interconnected between the three kits. Pin 9 is the input pin for the second and third kit. Therefore a wire has to be fastened and connected to the corresponding pins on the PCB of the player.
For PCM 5.1 output the signals have to be taken from the "direct out" output of the kits (left in the schematics above). Also three cynch coax connectors must be built in the housing of the player.
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