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Evolution from analogue to digital, and life
wgscott posted a topic in General ForumI just read an interesting idea that got me thinking. The idea is that life has a digital component and an analogue component. The digital component is the nucleic acid genome (A/T/G/C). The analogue part is the cytoplasmic soup. The proposal is that life originated completely in the analogue domain, and later the digital component (the nucleic acid) evolved to better control reproductive inheritance. (Sound familiar?) Kind of makes you wonder what the DAC is: Is it the ribosome, or the collection of non-replicase proteins, or ...? OK, so it is off-topic, but I am getting kind of tired of magic cable threads.
The end of digital audio.?
sphinxsix posted a topic in General ForumThe end of digital audio.? Or not yet.? Some Groovy Data | Stereophile.com I knew that turntubles sales have been skyrocketing recently but I'm very supprised by the height of 2015/2016 sales spike. Will computer audio be passé in 2017..?
micro iPhono2 - Only everything has been improved
AMR/iFi audio posted a topic in General Forummicro iPhono2 Only everything has been improved Southport, UK – 25th April 2016 The best just made the quantum leap The original iPhono was the ‘benchmark’ phono stage <US$1,000. Only retaining the same design philosophy, we went back to the beginning and designed a ground-up, all-new iPhono2. The design, circuitry and parts are all far-reaching: Ultra-wide gain range – 36dB to astonishing 72dB; suits any cartridge. Whisper quiet – SNR of >86dB, an impressive 10dB quieter than the original. Latest AMR trickle-down technology: revised Class A, TubeState® circuit for unrivalled linearity. DirectDrive® Servo-less ‘DC infinity’ circuit. No capacitor AND no DC-Servo means zero added noise and distortion, there is no purer audio signal path. The sonic performance of the iPHONO2 when partnered with any cartridge from the Shure V-15 through to the Koetsu Coralstone is something to behold. Features Ultra-wide gain from 36dB up to 72dB 6 precision stereo EQ curves (±0.2dB) Latest AMR trickle-down technology: revised Class A, TubeState® circuitry DC-Infinity circuit, DirectDrive® Servo-less circuit Reference class parts quality from Elna Silmic to Silver Mica capacitors iPower (15V) included, ‘quieter than battery’ power supply Specifications Freq. Resp.: 20Hz – 20kHz (±0.2dB) ----- 10Hz - 100KHz (±0.5dB) Dynamic Range MM (36dB): >102dB(A-weighted) MC (72dB): >100dB(A-weighted) Signal-to-Noise Ratio MM (36dB): >89dB(A-weighted) MC (72dB): >86dB(A-weighted) Crosstalk: <-70dB(1KHz) Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.0007% (MM 36dB 1V out 600R Load) Output Impedance: <100Ω Input Voltage iPHONO 2: DC 15V ------ (iPower 15V included – do NOT use any other power supply) Input Voltage iPOWER: AC 85 - 265V, 50/60Hz Power Consumption: < 5W Dimensions: 6.2" x 2.3" x 1.1 Weight: 0.44 lbs. Specifications are subject to change without notice. The retail price of the micro iPHONO2 is US$499 (ex-tax) or Euro569/£435 (incl VAT). Thank you! About iFi iFi Audio, part of AGL, is headquartered in Southport, UK. And also owns the HiFi brand Abbingdon Music Research (AMR). AMR designs and manufacture high-end audio ‘home-based’ components. iFi Audio designs and manufactures portable and desktop ‘ultra-fidelity’ audio products. The combined in-house hardware and software development team enables AMR and iFi audio to bring to market advanced audio products.
DSD and Analog: The Great Convergence
徐中銳 posted a topic in General ForumFor the very keen (or perhaps breaking it into several background listenings), here's a 108-minute recording by T.H.E. Show :
USB analogue->Digital converter
pescholl posted a topic in DAC - Digital to Analog ConversionI'm in need of a USB analogue to digital converter that works at 24/96 to record on my computer. The E-MU 0404 USB would be perfect but is no longer available. Is there a similar product in the $100-$150 U.S. price range I could consider? Thanks in advanced.