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  1. @Miska has objectively shown this with measurements of multiple DACs over the years.
  2. Em2016

    MQA is Vaporware

    I have Roon but I'm really liking the Tidal app these days. Tidal's "suggested new albums" and "suggested new tracks" is starting to work really well for me, for recommendations based on artists I follow, listening habits and tracks I add to my playlists.
  3. How do you get crosstalk with a USB cable?
  4. Em2016

    Chromecast for Rendu series

    Over on the Bluesound Forum: "GC4A is a software only (depending on processor) solution that essentially is a headless browser that carries a link to content to be played. There are a number of reasons why CAST has not yet been implemented, and none that I'm going to go into, but it remains on the roadmap, and eventually if the stars align we would integrate it."
  5. The NAD direct digital tech was apparently invented by Rob Watts... https://www.head-fi.org/threads/chord-electronics-qutest-dac-official-thread.869417/page-6#post-13967870
  6. Yes, I've seen the same with NAA 356 when I tried. But then again I've never been able to get NAA to work on MacOS - although the same Mac and same chain can run Windows NAA fine (Windows running on the Mac via Boot Camp). I'm going to be wiping my Mac soon as I prepare to finally update it to Mojave. Will re-test then.
  7. For sure. The others that support DSD512 with Roon on ethernet input can probably support NAA too... enough customers just need to ask for it. Kudos to T+A.
  8. Lumin X1, Auralic Vega G2. I would have to double check Cary Audio DMS-550. But yeh, can be counted on one hand (not many...) None of those support NAA on their ethernet input of course.
  9. Have they switched to XMOS for USB interface @Miska?
  10. Wow. There aren’t many DACs that support DSD512 over ethernet input. I think I can count them on one hand. And this does DSD1024 on ethernet. Hopefully performance isn’t compromised at these high sample rates though. Given T+A’s track record I’m sure it’s excellent at all sample rates.
  11. Record at DSD256 (as @Miska suggested) or PCM768kHz (one day...) I believe Rob Watts is making an analogue-to-PCM768k converter, called 'Davina'... "I have designed the first decimation filter for Davina, and this has 260 dB rejection, so this will ensure aliasing is in practice well below -300dB." "It goes without saying that the Davina project (my ADC) will have none of the above shortcomings; absolutely no aliasing, and a very simple connection from Mic to the ADC to maximize transparency." https://www.head-fi.org/threads/chord-electronics-dave.766517/page-120#post-12376871 https://www.head-fi.org/threads/chord-electronics-hugo-2-the-official-thread.831345/page-467#post-13653052 https://www.head-fi.org/threads/chord-electronics-dave.766517/page-123#post-12382623
  12. Does the big hump which appears with DSD256 in DSD Direct Mode (and is not there for PCM705 input) affect performance in any way? Or is the big hump harmless, compared with the 1st image at PCM705k for PCM705k input?
  13. Em2016

    HQ Player

    Hi PieterP, can you give a couple cheap examples of cheap PCIe fanless videocards?
  14. Em2016

    MQA is Vaporware

    I've known about the Mastered for iTunes program with Apple (they recommend submitting 24bit/96kHz). But for Spotify I always thought the labels delivered the lossy ogg Vorbis files to Spotify. Not the case it seems. So both Spotify and Apple Music are sitting on a massive lossless collection. While I've said they wouldn't be in a rush (subscriber numbers continue to grow healthily), it seems only a matter of time that they push the button on lossless streaming. It's all there ready to go for both Spotify and Apple Music, whenever they feel like it. I don't see MQA Ltd having ANY chance with these Big Two.
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