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post #16 of 18
What point are you guys trying to make? Someone wants to argue semantics with me and another wants to bring a sound card into this discussion.
post #17 of 18
hehehe, I'm just saying that properly built DAC's are not supposed to sound different from one another..they're supposed to give a flat FR w/ massive oversampling(to reduce aliasing and increase accuracy).

comparing an AK4396 against a PCM1792 in a DBT would prove to be next to impossible...op-amps color the sound a lot more than different DAC chips ever will.
post #18 of 18
The X-Meridian 7.1 Thread [Text View] - Page 7 - AVS Forum

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"Don't think that I only see a magic black box when I look at a converter. I know very well what's inside it. It is my job to know. I design electronics, and have evaluated, tested and tried almost every dac-chip out there to come to the right choice for each project.

For this purpose we have designed a multi-functional D/A converter board with the best clocks, excellent discrete analog stages, the best power supplies, controlled impedance digital lines (no reflections-no jitter), a central low-capacitance socket and a multitude of small pcb's on which all dac chips were mounted. All kinds of jumpers were used to accomodate each of the dac chips, so that -for the first time- all chips could be evaluated in exactly the same optimized environment.
The differences were clearly audible, and most people shared the same preferences for certain converters. No surprise there.
[..]
Everybody -in different locations, at different times, without knowing from each other- told the same story, that they found the differences between opamps more important than the differences in dac chips.
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