Originally Posted by slim.a
Jkeny, could please let go of this subject and let us move on to something else. Dan Lavry has given enough information. At this point either you are convinced or not.
- We all know there are articles saying we can't hear jitter and differences between cables. Let assume that those posting in this thread believe otherwise. If people want to discuss about
- The intent of this thread is discuss about actual listening experiences using usb to spdif converters as transports and not about theory.
If people hear (or don't hear differences) between different usb to spdif converters and digital cables, they should be able to express/share their listening experience free from criticism in this thread.
My intent is not to sound harsh but to put back this thread in the right track.
Yes, one can hear spdif and AES cables, and THERE IS a technical reason for it!
The mechanism is jitter related. One can read about it in the paper "Is the AES/EBU Standard Flawed", an AES publication from around 1995, by Proffesor Hawksford from Essex University (U.K.).
Hawksford and Dunn found out that a LONG CABLE will contribute further to the deterioration of the rise time, making the jitter higher. Funny, once again, the shorter the cable, the less rise time deterioration, so short is better.
One can read the paper, and of course I could explain it. But I do not want to.
Lets have jenkey explain it :-)