First, my apologies for the crappy, unbalanced system. Like everyone else, I try to do the best I can given my budget and my ears, and believe me I have made quite a few sacrifices to get there. Had I had a million or so under the mattress, rest assured I would roll with a different one. Until then, this will have to do whether or not you like it. LOL, it's nice to know you sat there with your little calculator adding up the cost of my system: "ok, this is a buget dac, this is mid-budget preamp" dude you're killing me!!
Allow me to correct you on a few issues which you are completely wrong:
1. Bryston BDA-1 dac may be a budget dac, but it sure won a few awards. You're smart enough to use google so I'll leave it at that. Oh, and it did cost double than my preamp, just so you know you were wrong there too.
2. The bottom dollar crossover as you so elegantly put it, makes absolutely no difference in sound. Again, for someone as knowledgeable as you in the hardware dept. you should know that. I have decided to keep it only because to my ears, and a few others' it made no change in sound. Wassup with you going after my crossover like that??
3. Kindly let everyone know what kind of room adjustments/correction I am using to ensure a proper response from my system.
4. Please make comments about my system AFTER you actually hear it.
Have you seen the email I sent Marco? Like everyone else I was tripping over this big clock/small clock ordeal - just ask jkeny, I must have sent him close to 16 private emails over this. To an extent, I am still tripping.
All I did, was followed a procedure which quite a few gentlemen on this forum agreed on, the original vs. upsampled version of a song. In the spirit of camaraderie, I have posted my results. I have no clue about chips, soldering etc. It was this past day when I actually identified that the small clock was doing the 44.1 and multiples.
I am doing this test for my peace of mind, and believe me if I don't like what I find Marco will hear from me. I have not discredited any of the people who said they did not like it, (I'm here on this thread putting up with this when I could be doing something else, am I not?) but it really surprised me that I liked both clocks equally better than their upsampled versions.
I would like more people to come forward and do some of these tests. It would benefit all of us.
regal, I am sorry to have disappointed you by not trashing the small clock. It seems that all you're doing is attacking those who do not agree with you. It's the second time you're going after me in this thread, and I'm trying really hard to figure out why. Look, it's what I heard. I can't change that. Not for you, not for Marco either.
Edited by xdanny - 8/26/10 at 1:09am