Pink Triangle products from this time are renowned for their good sound.
Unfortunately, most units were fitted with capacitors which are now failing & leaking. The electrolyte which leaks from these old capacitors is corrosive and causes a lot of damage to the pcb tracks creating faults.
The DaCapo dac is no exception to this. However, it is possible in a lot of cases to remove the old capacitors, clean the board up and get them running again.
Due to the extensive damage that has often occurred, much of the original pcb tracks are unusable. In these cases we fit new power supply pcb's with improved capacitors.
We can also add upgrades to your dac once it is funtioning properly. Additional transformers, improved capacitors & our low-noise discrete voltage regulators all combine to release the full potential of this great dac.
Once fully upgraded the DaCapo dac is very hard to beat at any price.
The repair involves removing all of the original electrolytic capacitors and cleaning back the pcb tracks to bare copper. Often the corroded copper is cut and isolated from the main dac & output section to prevent any possibility of corrosion returning and spreading.
Because the original board tracks are so often unusable, additional power supply boards are added with improved capacitors. It is then much more effective to supply these new boards with new & improved transformers for the digital and analogue supplies. All of this work brings big improvements, making your music sound fuller-bodied, more realistic and more dynamic.