First, to Chri5peed: I don't know who were you were talking to. But if it was me, I agree that paragraphs are good. But you should understand that a paragraph may be your friend, but paragraphs are your friends.
Thank you, Akathriel, for the response. I was in fact seeking information, but I agree that the tone of a response may not be what we intend. Either way, my original intent was not to be sarcastic, especially given my lack of expertise. I can't say the same about my later posts. If I misinterpreted, or overreacted, my apology. You were right about forums. Also, one of the problems of e-mail or forums is that you get the spontaneity of speech, without the impulse control.
I was quite serious. In theory, a hard drive (uncompressed, error corrected) should be perfect transport. This wouldn't be better than a great transport, but it would be as good. Now, I may misunderstand the theory. Maybe I couldn't understand the explanation that proves me wrong. But I'd like to know, if only so that I may improve my system. I am only speaking about sonics. I have no problem purchasing a stand alone CD player, if it would be better.
I was also serious, and maybe even touchy, about this question seeming to evoke an emotional response (other threads) when it comes up in these forums. [Aside: I wonder if we could do a simultaneous post – both in this forum and in the computer forum].
Originally Posted by Akathriel
You seem to have a misconception here. CD transport do not read in real time. Just like a HD, the data is buffered to a cache and distributed at a steady rate.
Good point. Would it be safe to say that the quality, size, and speed of buffering increase as the transport improves? I would like to know at what price, the cd transport becomes better than the hard drive.
|I am really busy right now but I will refute your post in more detail when I get more time . There is already a thread on it, but yes I do believe that the DAC3 USB goes through spdif just so they can asynchronously reclock.
I look forward to hearing more in favor of dedicated CD player/dac, or stand alone cd transport. It isn't so much my argument as it is my statement of a position, as I understand it, and a hope to understand the other side.
Thanks for the information on the DAC3, and for your later post with the links. I will look. The DAC3 does look interesting.