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  1. Anyone have any experience with this DAC? https://www.rme-audio.de/adi-2-dac.html https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/measurements-of-rme-adi-2-dac-and-headphone-amp.7546/
  2. Semente, that is such a great list you've put together, the songs you've picked are iconic, thanks for the effort! Interesting reading. These pale in comparison but here is one I think from the 1980's New Wave era. The song is about the spread of nationalism/fascism in the USA vis a vis President Ronald Reagan. This period witnessed the weakening of labor unions both in the US and in the UK which caused some civil unrest. History will repeat itself Crisis point we're near the hour Counterforce will do no good Hot you ass I feel your power Hitler proves that funky stuff Is not for you and me girl Europe's an unhappy land They've had their fascist groove thang Brothers, sisters, we don't need this fascist groove thang Democrats are out of power Across that great wide ocean Reagan's president elect Fascist god in motion Generals tell him what to do Stop your good time dancing Train their guns on me and you Fascist thang advancing
  3. This Saturday, 12th October 2019, National Album Day returns to the UK for the second year. To mark the occasion, music fans, artists, DJs, labels, record shops and the wider music community are coming together to host a series of special events.
  4. It is odd that ethernet intitially had or has better isolation than USB simply because of it's original intended use. It also uses basically a small transformer at each end to reduce noise. As mentioned fiber is the only way to have galvanic isolation but the original spec for USB was no where near as robust as ethernet. USB is certainly a more flexible interface and that's why more development has been going on there. I think the market has decided that usb is better perhaps because it's more familiar with it than ethernet. Interesting, and by now, it probably is inherently better.
  5. I'm not saying you're wrong, but is there any evidence to support this assertion? What would you suggest I look at to become more familiar with this if anything? Thanks!
  6. Why even use a USB cable at all. Why not just go WiFi or Ethernet?
  7. Austin is not Austin anymore. It's Dallas in the Hill Country. I left. Grew up there.
  8. Saw the B-52's open for the Talking Heads there.
  9. You have some good points for sure and I agree with them. I will say however that it depends on the person. I used to go to classical guitar concerts once a week that were held in a very small auditorium or in someone's home. After a while, you get a very good idea of what the sound is supposed to be. I think if you go see live music on a regular basis, you will have a better foundation to build upon. If you can't do that however, then I think what you say is more applicable. However, it all falls apart when you have to rely on a recording chain to record the event. You must do it from memory which requires repeated exposure to get a good handle on it I think. I think your point about the fact that the "Absolute Sound" is an objective tool may be a stretch because everyone is different, but where do you start? I do think however, that if you are a professional audio reviewer that has some integrity, hopefully you attend live music events to provide you with a touchstone. I guess my point is in a way, you have to put a stake in the ground somewhere to understand what fidelity is.
  10. Loved that documentary. He just came out with a new album "Why." A very capable drummer, the drummer that established what rock and roll drumming is, the human metronome.
  11. It's not a myth. It is a benchmark or standard or an ideal, but it is not a myth. The controversy is that it is subjective as all sound is. Hearing is a purely subjective experience but, you can listen to an acoustic guitar playing music (un-amplified) and establish your own standard for "The Absolute Sound." This is meaningful because un-amplified music is the purist form of music and it gives you an benchmark to shoot for. Even if you never listen to un-amplified music it is still a useful benchmark in establishing a systems fidelity. Why is it relevant? because music uses musical instruments and voices. If you like to listen to the sound the wind makes when it rustles the leaves on trees through your stereo, then maybe it is not relevant to your personally. It's not that complicated really.
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