It's been fun to be a voyeur to your decision process. Congrats! And let us know how it sounds when you get the unit.
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5/29/06 at 1:30am
Originally Posted by jefemeister
The 830 is "fully balanced"--it runs 2 DACs per channel. One handling the positive phase and one doing the negative (which is created digitally in the FPGA). Each DAC feeds it's own pin of the XLR connector. The RCA is derived by a comparison of the two DAC phases which is cool because (in the math anyway) it doubles the signal-to-noise ratio on the RCAs.
Originally Posted by Welly Wu
fun for you, not for me
Originally Posted by jayB
I think you've made a fine choice Welly. The Ayre player seems like a winner, and is quite a bit cheaper price wise then say the Audio Research.
Just think of all the MUSIC you can buy with the difference, and I really don't feel you'll be giving up much (if anything) in sound quality.
I also am looking into the Ayre player (among others-most have been listed here) for a future purchase..please post your thoughts as soon as you can once you get it.
And yes, get off the audio upgrade "bandwagon" for a bit and enjoy the music! Isn't that really why we're all here? I too have been consumed by the upgrade bug too often. I have a pretty nice system already IMO, and thats when I've had to force myself to stop, put in a favorite disc, get comfortable, pour a nice glass, and LISTEN. I then forget about trying to get that 5% improvement at best, I MAY get with spending a ton of money..