So I am GOING ALL IN as a DigiPhile.
I am setting out with a set of rules:
NO half measures?
NO gradual upgrades?
NO tweaking of hardware?
But why, oh why would I go digital?
What has changed so significantly?
Well, my dream has always been to get my rig to sound as good as the best live venues.
Little can compete with a live session at the Danish Radio’s old studios near by. Particularly when they do not use any amplification.
Ideally I need:
- Music in studio master quality
- A rig that can reproduce the music as true to the master as possible.
- A music room with perfect acoustics.
I know that the perfect acoustics is going to be a problem, put I will do my best. This is where I will allow myself to tweak and spend extra money.
That said, I will choose a rig that can adapt it’s EQ to compensate for the lack of perfect acoustics.
It seems that digital has teamed up against my analogue heart and offers a whole range of new advantages:
- Music in near studio master quality readily available for download.
- Quality D/A is cheap enough for one D/A per transducer in surround.
- Digital X-over is now available and far better than passive X-over.
- DSP has become cheaper and offer near lossless room correction.
- Quadraphonic (and/or 5.1) is back and only available as digital.
- Science will replace guessing or hoping in getting desired sound.
- I can finally get the Brüel & Kjær house frequency response curve.
WOW, no wonder I am going down the route of digital!
I want all this without loosing anything that my analogue rig offers.
Find my blog: “Confessions of a DigiPhile” at http://www.computeraudiophile.com/blogs/7638-DigiPete