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Originally Posted by Ableza View Post
 

The transducers are the most important components of any audio chain.  For recorded playback of digital signals, there are three: the DAC changes the signal from digital to analog; the speaker (or headphone) changes the signal from electrical to mechanical; the brain interprets the signal from mechanical to neural impulses and perception.  I argue it's the last one, the brain, which has the largest impact.

 

The brain and the DAC are certainly part of the chain, but they're not transducers.

 

The definition of a transducer is device that converts energy from one from to another, such as electro-acoustic (speakers, microphones, vinyl cartridges), electro-mechanical (potentiometers), etc.

 

DACs and amps operate solidly in the electrical domain so are not transducers.

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Originally Posted by earnmyturns View Post
 

I'm considering a Gumby (or a Yggy) for my living room system. However, the integration I have with various audio sources pretty much demands a means of remote iR switching between digital sources: USB, coax, and optical. Is there/does anyone recommend a good quality gadget that takes optical, coax, and USB in and outputs coax or USB, with a remote control? Thanks!

 

I'm in a similar situation -- did you find a device that does this, i.e. a remote control digital switcher?

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