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  1. Benchmark has a cable XLR -> RCA, with pin 3 floating: https://benchmarkmedia.com/products/benchmark-xlrfm-to-rca-adapter-cable-pin-3-floating?variant=547648461 However, I take it you want to use your own RCA cables?
  2. lucretius

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    1. I see your DAC does DSD64 via DoP. I'm not sure what will be better, 24/192 vs DSD64. Try both and see what you like better. 2. Use a minimum phase filter (abbreviated mp). For PCM I use poly-sinc-short-mp and for DSD I use poly-sinc-short-mp-2s. For modulator I use TPDF for PCM and ASDM7 for DSD. 3. 44.1k x64
  3. @damien78 hasn't been active for almost 1 week. Perhaps he is away due to vacation, the requirements of his day job, or family obligations? (It's pretty much a one-man show.) I hope Damien is well!
  4. What are you doing to make it sound different? (Something other than using Audirvana as a bit-perfect pass-through?)
  5. So they don't even want to tackle XLR to RCA?
  6. I suppose if you try to squeeze in as many outputs/inputs as possible on the back of equipment, then you'll likely need twice the real estate for N connectors. I do like BNC -- easy/quick to connect and reconnect. Doesn't the B in BNC stand for Bayonet?
  7. By my calculation, DSD768 requires 0.036864GHz (36,864kHz 48kz family / only 33,868.80kHz 44.1kHz family). and double for DoP. Can you check your calculation? Or did you actually mean DSD 32,768?
  8. I like to buy in the sweet spot (if I can afford it). I'm thinking $1,500 headphones may be the sweetspot.
  9. There's a heck of a lot of room between these extremes.
  10. It could be that a company's flagship model is merely a statement of their abilities, values, etc. and not made to bring in much profit itself but helps to sell a lot of 'lesser' affordable models.
  11. I like Type N connectors like this (but probably good for only unbalanced cables): https://www.amphenolrf.com/connectors/n-type.html
  12. Yes. The nickel plating may be really thin but on better connectors it's thicker. Gold-plating on connectors is always very thin.
  13. Hmm ... point me to the cables/connectors with $5,000 worth of gold.
  14. The gold plating is so thin and soft it quickly wears off. Therefore, it's not good for constantly connecting/reconnecting. In that case, I'd take a nickel plated connector any day.
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