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  1. I run rca from dac into xlr at amp and it works.
  2. Anyone got any more news re this product?
  3. Let's make it simple: he was trying to see if people can reliably hear differences between 2 sets of interconnects. His paper say they can. The only other possible variable in the system is/was what the dac does with outputs via balanced and single ended. The author assumed / measured certain things: "This DAC’s total distortion (all products) at the present output level is specified at -120 dB of full scale. 10 This DAC’s absolute voltages at the left and right RCA outputs and the XLR inverted and non-inverted outputs (pins 3 and 2 relative to pin 1) are equal within a stand
  4. Hi everyone - what are we discussing here? IMO lots of posts way over my head about many things, none of which has provided any more light on the topic. Any progress on whether Denafrips DAC's are NOS or not?
  5. Great article, thanks @Dan Gravell I learned a few things re acronyms too 😁! e.g.: PEBKAC ("problem exists between keyboard and chair") identity error or ID-10T/1D-10T error ("idiot error"), PICNIC ("problem in chair, not in computer"), IBM error ("idiot behind machine error") and other similar phrases are also used as slang in technical circles with derogatory meaning I am currently rebuilding a 1TB drive at a significant $ and time cost, that was subject to my IBM error, so very timely article.
  6. I followed very much the same road as @davide256: Allo then microRendu, but then I moved to an Auralic Femto streamer. Allo products may look a bit "rough", as in looks cheaply made, but they remain really good value for money.
  7. Looks good. Will it matter what one use to "generate/inject" power into the cable?
  8. The term "Fake News" comes to mind, or shall I say "misinformation". I attended a speech by a budding young science student in which she commented about the problem encountered by students at the moment. According to her students have been warned about this and have been referred to certain sites where reputable, properly substantiated and verified information is available. Unfortunately in our industry we have everything, as in research papers, opinions etc etc., but unfortunately a lot of unsubstantiated opinions as well AS WELL AS rapid progression re technology and
  9. Thanks I will go and see what I can find.
  10. And here is a less critical review (not a giant killer yet?) https://cheaptubeaudio.blogspot.com/2021/02/wattson-audio-emerson-analog-streamer.html
  11. The Wattson is still very new on the market and there are many streamers and dacs available. I would suggest that you go back to the shop and listen for yourself. (May I add that whilst there are sometimes "giant killers" out there as well as products that are just too expensive IMO you have to listen to the various products and how they work together and then make a decision based on your budget.)
  12. I found a review which is not complimentary of the Emerson: https://www.alpha-audio.nl/review/review-wattson-audio-emerson-digital-en-analog-met-samples/ In this case I am quite surprised: the Analog not much better than a Bluesound Node? and in this case the Digital comparable to the Metrum Ambre (but then the latter has more outputs) I do not understand Chinese, so cannot comment on that. It would be good to get more reviews out there.
  13. Since 2010 I have been on a journey to move to "computer audio" - and it is an exciting and evolving process. Many of us - in this hobby - are always exploring what is happening and looking on how we can improve our rigs or get into different ways to play our music hence multi channel and high res. Anyway Dr. AIX or shall I say Mark Waldrep is running his second kickstarter campaign to publish his second book on these matters. I have supported his first project and am also supporting his second project. Opinions aside if you are interested in these areas there are a lot
  14. I am An Auralic fan. I use their Auralic Aries Femto, the original one. They consistently get good reviews. But then Lumin get good reviews too! The proof of the pudding is in the eating - that is you have to listen to the stuff in your own system. Enjoy the journey!
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