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  1. - Aqua DACs - Armature (some models): Asterion (similar to Holo Spring) and Cronos (similar to Denafrips Ares) - Audio-GD (some models) - Audiobyte Vox - Border Patrol - Denafrips - Esoteric (some models?) - Holo Audio (some models) - iFi micro (some models) - Lampizator - Metrum Acoustics - MHDT (some models) - Phasure NOS1 DAC - Singxer SDA-2 DAC - RME ADI-2 DAC, ADI-2 Pro ADC/DAC - Rockna DACs - T+A (some models?): DAC 8 DSD, SD 3100 HV, SDV 3100 HV - Teac UD-50x family - Topping (some AKM models) - TotalDAC (some models?)
  2. I quite like Field's piano works, particularly his nocturnes and late piano concertos: https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/field-piano-concertos-nocturnes-sonatas-benjamin-frith-david-haslam-northern-sinfonia/ja8pt2o1n29rb
  3. The Benchmark DAC1 up- or down-samples everything to 110kHz: https://benchmarkmedia.com/blogs/application_notes/13127453-asynchronous-upsampling-to-110-khz? The Benchmark DAC2 and DAC3 up- or down-sample everything to 211kHz: https://benchmarkmedia.com/blogs/application_notes/inside-the-dac2-part-2-digital-processing Frequency Shifting the Transition Band Benchmark has selected the ES9018 filters which provide the lowest pass-band ripple. We then frequency-shift the filter transition band upward so that it is centered at 110.5 kHz. We do this by operating the ES9018 at an input sample rate of 211 kHz. This means that the entire transition band of the ES9018 filter is always above the highest audio frequency contained in the incoming audio. At a 192 kHz incoming sample rate, the highest incoming frequency is 96 kHz. This is completely below the lower limit of the transition band that is centered at 110.5 kHz. Benchmark's system effectively eliminates the filters in the ES9018 by frequency shifting the filters out of the audio band. It also completely eliminates all traces of image fold-back. The Nyquist frequency of the D/A converter exceeds the Nyquist frequency of the incoming digital audio. We used this same frequency-shifting technique in our DAC1 converters. When the DAC1 was designed, the available technology limited us to a D/A input sample rate of 110 kHz. In the DAC1, the D/A filters were out of band for sample rates up to 96 kHz. The DAC2 extends this unique technology to all sample rates up to 192 kHz. The goal for all Benchmark converters has always been to make the digital filters as transparent as possible. The accuracy and precision of the filters is a function of the oversampling ratio used in the filters. Benchmark moves the low-pass filter out of the D/A converter so that it can be executed at a much higher oversampling ratio.
  4. And also Jando's playing of les Années de pèlerinage.
  5. If you haven't already got it, I recommend Tintner's Bruckner and get his Delius as well.
  6. https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/label/naxos/download-streaming-albums
  7. I used Librarian Pro for years but it is no longer able to use Amazon's database. iTunes is fine anyway. You could try one of these smartphone apps? https://www.collectorz.com/music/clz-music
  8. The Mojo doesn't meet the requiremed criteria because it uses the AD1862 which is a 20-bit D/A chip: https://www.analog.com/media/en/technical-documentation/data-sheets/AD1862.pdf
  9. No, not for reading subjective reviews. But I do consult the measurements produced by a few magazines.
  10. @The Computer Audiophile could you please resuscitate this link/thread? Thanks.
  11. - Aqua DACs - Armature Asterion (same as Holo Spring) - Audio-GD (some models) - Audiobyte Vox - Border Patrol - Denafrips - Esoteric (some models?) - Holo Audio (some models) - iFi micro (some models) - Lampizator - Metrum Acoustics - MHDT (some models) - Phasure NOS1 DAC - Singxer SDA-2 DAC - RME ADI-2 DAC, ADI-2 Pro ADC/DAC - Rockna DACs - T+A DAC 8 DSD, SD 3100 HV, SDV 3100 HV - Teac UD-50x family - Topping (some AKM models) - TotalDAC (some models?)
  12. https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/16913#
  13. Many (most?) audiophiles do not listen to orchestral music, large choirs or jazz bands. This perhaps explains why equipment which produces high quantities of IMD can still be popular.
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