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I find that USB jack-plug connections are not as reliable as they ought to be.  At least, that is my finding when using a Hauppauge 950Q tuner. I record HDTV from antenna but I must check that the tuner is working before doing so.  I suppose this tuner demands more from the USB than a DAC, but it does hint at some limitation which possibly affects the less demanding application in some way.

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I know this thread is about pretty much dead but what are you thoughts on the comment? http://www.benchmarkmedia.com/discuss/forum/general-conversation/thoughts-asynchronous-transfer


My thoughts on this are that Benchmark are making an issue of reducing jitter to as close to zero as is possible. But what they are in fact doing are making the already inaudible even more inaudible.

 



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I find that USB jack-plug connections are not as reliable as they ought to be.  At least, that is my finding when using a Hauppauge 950Q tuner. I record HDTV from antenna but I must check that the tuner is working before doing so.  I suppose this tuner demands more from the USB than a DAC, but it does hint at some limitation which possibly affects the less demanding application in some way.


I had problems with the USB connection of my original ipod and its docking port. I read up and found others with the same problem. I think that since USB is so common and made in the millions (billions?) that there will be times a batch is not well made. (I include the socket as well as the plug here).

 

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My thoughts on this are that Benchmark are making an issue of reducing jitter to as close to zero as is possible. But what they are in fact doing are making the already inaudible even more inaudible.


Benchmarks target market is professionals and recording studios, 0 jitter is important to them because when making a track whatever jitter the equipment they use has is permentally imbedded in the track, for home use the dac1 is complete overkill.
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