so majkel is out of his mind, innit? http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/397691/audio-gd-discrete-op-amps-reviewed-opa-earth-opa-moon-opa-sun-v-2
Once again, no one is "out of there mind", but you keep shoving words into my mouth. Maybe you would do better to keep them in yours, shut perhaps?
Placebo can affect anyone. It's well known. Subjective impressions mean nothing compared to properly performed and reviewed DBT.
Of course, discreet opamps compared to ICs have the potential for variance in their measurements - in other words a tailored sound . . . if anything were to show up in a DBT it would probably be them. I'd have to see some RMAA results thought to make a better guess.
garbage in, garbage out....you can reclock it as much as you like.
I believe Dan Lavry would disagree, at least if we're talking where the jitter is at:
"...Yet it matters very much WHERE that jitter is. It is only important to have the low jitter AT THE CONVERTER, right where the digital is converted to analog. That is the "conversion jitter" and that is the jitter that matters. Moving data around can tolerate 100 times the jitter level with no sonic impact. We call that "data transfer jitter". If we have say huge jitter on say the spdif cable, but we get to "clean it" before it gets to the critical circuitry, then we are doing fine..."
- Dan Lavry
Found in a write-up by Jude here: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/493152/low-jitter-usb-dan-lavry-michael-goodman-adaptive-asynchronous
that Musiland cared enough to release firmware and drivers updates to fix their sloppy clock synthesis....but you can rest assured that most cheapo interfaces don't output 44100.000000 and 48000.000000 kHz
And your point being? I believe I've referenced a total of ZERO soundcards. This is something you're bringing up yourself for no reason other than building a strawman that isn't quite complete.
so you're in a thread that says that a minimalist audio player sounds better than foobar, you're saying that they all sound the same...yet, you didn't try it because you're convinced that they'd all sound the same anyway? did I get this right?
I'm saying I've tried various bit-perfect players and they have always sounded the same properly configured. Yet once again the point seems to miss you entirely - it is the believers that must prove the claim.
great news! I think the guy who makes the measurements for headroom is on this forum and is currently building a new lab, maybe you could hint him on a procedure to measure PRaT?
Pacing Rhythm and Timing is in the time domain of the music, or inherently the music itself when you get down to it. Low transients on equipment means the PRaT should be fine. Anything with an inaudible level of transients will be fine in terms of PRaT - pretty much all DACs and Amps that aren't severely deficient should qualify. In terms of headphones, pretty much all are very fast with low decay - though if one really really wanted to argue they could go on about orthos and stats.
well, I disagree w/ each and every of your beliefs...and I've proved each of them wrong IRL.
Except you haven't proven anything, just threw around anecdotes and screamed "there's yer proof heretic!"
Cool, now back this up with statistically significant peer reviewed level matched DBTs. If this is true you'll actually breed another area of study in audio.
-foobar sounds blurry and mushy
-Reclock sounds very "in your face" and the sound is much clearer...I'll DBT them anytime you like. It's great for movies dialogs clarity, that's for sure!
-uLilith is more laid back, the most "analog" sounding player to my ears...it just sounds awfully good.
And here's another list of random subjective findings that you can't prove.