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jaytor

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When Will the DAC Singularity Be Reached?
I think the quality of Delta-sigma DAC chips had gotten very good and will continue to subtly improve, but there is more to a really good DAC than these chips. Quality clocks, output stages, power supplies, enclosures, and even connectors, are qui... 
Couple of simple forum website suggestions
@middlemass - this should not be necessary, and some of the websites I use for my work break when an ad blocker is used. Besides, I want this forum to continue and using an ad-blocker takes the revenue away from them necessary to maintain the site... 
300b lovers
@atmasphere - makes sense. Thanks for the detailed explanation.  
300b lovers
@atmasphere - If the input of the next component is balanced and not referenced to ground (e.g. transformer coupled), I don't understand why it is necessary to decouple the output in the source component from any ground reference to achieve the fu... 
Couple of simple forum website suggestions
@lowrider57 - I understand the need for ads to support forums like this. Incentivizing users to install an ad blocker to get around less-than-optimal website design is truly a bad business decision on the part of Audiogon, particularly for somethi... 
SGC vs Roon Nucleus
I am currently using a SGC i9 Optical and am very happy with it. I got it almost two years ago. Andrew has been helpful with fast responses when I had some questions.  I was previously using a DIY i7 NUC in a fanless case running Roon ROCK. This ... 
Let the Games Begin
There are a few key things left out of this analysis. But I should preface this "critique" by stating I'm a fan of digital music and no longer own a turntable or other purely analog source. This analysis assumes that the analog source signal has ... 
Buying Used Equipment on the Internet
Another good place to look is an audio store local to me. The move a lot of used gear and have excellent deals. Echo Hifi  
Buying Used Equipment on the Internet
I've purchased a few items from US AudioMart and sold a half dozen or so. I've always had good luck.  This includes items up to about $10K. I look at the seller's feedback and don't purchase anything that does not include decent photos and a descr... 
First hand experience (stories about room treatment) needed
The trick to room treatments is to not use too much absorption. It's almost impossible to use too much diffusion.  Unfortunately, good diffusors are much more expensive than absorbers. There are inexpensive diffusors available, but they are not a... 
Denafrips FPGA Firmware Update
I should also point out that I had to disconnect the power to the DAC when I did the update, so when I first listened after the update, the DAC was not very warmed up. I've found that my DAC takes a few hours to really sound it's best, and I gene... 
Denafrips FPGA Firmware Update
This is really more of a hardware update than a software update. The new code changes the configuration of the FPGA which can activate logic gates that have never been activated.  That said, I'm not sure how this would need burn-in since analog s... 
Passive crossover power usage
@erik_squires  pretty much covered it. The other parts that can dissipate power are inductors, particularly those wound with very thin wire like you often see in less expensive (and some pricier) speakers.   
300b lovers
I visited the Spatial Audio/Don Sachs room this morning and again this afternoon.  This was the first room I visited today and I don't think I heard any rooms I liked better today, including some with systems that cost MANY times more. The friends... 
Steve Guttenberg finally reviews the Eminent Technology LFT-8b loudspeaker.
@dynamiclinearity ​​@bdp24 - as @mijostyn pointed out, the SPL dropoff with distance has nothing to do with the speakers being planars or dipoles.   Line source speakers produce a cylindrical wavefront (whether they are dipoles or not), which has...