ime, what he says is very true about jitter. people who've never tried anything better than their laptop as a source, are not aware of jitter.
Not really his talk is full of the same old audiophile cant and assumptions with ZERO empirical backup - he provides no evidence whatsoever for either the meaningful thresholds of jitter or the audible impact of jitter beyond the tired old audiophiles can hear it - if so why does he not simply provide some DBT evidence for this, he has the resources to do this, why does he very pointedly omit to mention that the propeller heads as he calls them also ask for proper evidence and not just stick with the assumption that such and such a level is too low to hear. If people say that a certain amount is too small to detect most do so from having found evidence to support this not just some wild assumption pulled out of thin air, and as Biggie says what is this nonsense about drummers.
If he really can hear 0.2ps jitter (which is several orders of magnitude lower than any measured threshold to date and 10x less than Steve Nugent's absurd claim) I really really want to see some hard evidence for this - he can post it on YouTube !!
It is perhaps telling that his company does not publish ANY performance measurements, I did a bit of hunting around and finally found some measurements for one of their DACs http://www.musicdirect.com/documents/pdf/APSDL3_XPRESS.pdf the technical performance is okay but somewhat ordinary and in fact vastly inferior to the performance of a $350 Marantz CD player and on a par with my $130 Tianyun Zero !
Edited by nick_charles - 1/31/14 at 1:48pm