Funny, I always was reminded of puffin...
BTW, I wholeheartedly endorse DACLadder's efforts in fabricating an I2S SE LVTTL to balanced LVDS via HDMI conversion board. The resulting sound is very engaging and high fidelity, supported by an expansive sound stage. Lots of air between notes. Satisfying in an absolute sense.
Of course this is in concert with using a high quality HDMI connecting cable. Digital cable 1/0 databit arguments notwithstanding, I'm finding silver conductor wire does make a significant difference in the music air and placement. Go figure. Evidently cable impedance can make some sort of sonic impact once the jitter smear noise level is removed. I would recommend a short lengthed silver clad OFC copper conductor cable at minimum.
Edited by jacal01 - 3/4/14 at 5:14pm