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post #166 of 1002

I do transfers and restoration of LPs and 78s. When I do that, I use headphones because they accentuate noise. But once you've got a dedicated listening room and good speakers (and no one to complain about the volume!) there's no reason to listen to cans.

post #167 of 1002

Which cans do you use for the transfer/restoration work?

post #168 of 1002

Sennheiser HD590. The response is pretty flat, so I can make rough EQ adjustments. They have to be fine tuned on speakers though.

post #169 of 1002

Thanks for answering my questions! look forward to seeing your setup

post #170 of 1002
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Thanks for answering my questions! look forward to seeing your setup

Also looking forward to bigshot's setup. I've been reading about for a while now!
post #171 of 1002
Boy, that Can someone explain resolution thread sure has become derailed. I can't believe people are spending so much time on the idea that upsampling redbook improves its fidelity.
post #172 of 1002
I need 32-bit 384 kHz music or else it sounds terrible. XD
post #173 of 1002
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Boy, that Can someone explain resolution thread sure has become derailed. I can't believe people are spending so much time on the idea that upsampling redbook improves its fidelity.

 

That's one of the dumber things I have heard here lately......lol.

post #174 of 1002

compared to a NOS DAC? - not that any in that subculture actually implement a analog reconstruction filter of sufficient order to remove image frequencies

 

so most all NOS DAC fans are listening to both "CD Audio" content and the effects of high level ultrasonic inverted image folding down from 44100 interacting with system nonlinearities likely producing audible frequency IMD

 

if thats the non-oversampling baseline then I sure do want OS either in the DAC chip or SW

post #175 of 1002
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Boy, that Can someone explain resolution thread sure has become derailed. I can't believe people are spending so much time on the idea that upsampling redbook improves its fidelity.


In theory, it doesn't. In practice, it can.

[RANT]

I'm getting tired of the hundreds of threads where people constantly fine-tune software players and swap USB cables in search of better sound. All it's doing is giving boutique audiophile DAC manufacturers the excuse to continue producing poorly performing but high priced DACs. The blame needs to be placed firmly where it belongs and their feet held to the fire until they produce DACs that fulfil the digital promise. It's not impossible, some manufacturers have been doing it for a long time.

[/RANT]


Edited by Don Hills - 8/22/13 at 1:34pm
post #176 of 1002

Or just get a mac mini and an iPod and not worry about DACs at all.

post #177 of 1002

I'm not brand-agnostic enough to use Apple yet, something about the stigma associated with their average user etc..

 

Also greetings from a new member, lovely to see so much civilized and informed discussion about audio.

post #178 of 1002
That is a really silly statement if you don't mind me saying. Read it again and look at all the different layers of wrong.
post #179 of 1002
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I'm not brand-agnostic enough to use Apple yet, something about the stigma associated with their average user etc..

 

Also greetings from a new member, lovely to see so much civilized and informed discussion about audio.

Meh.  LIke any of us here are average.  

post #180 of 1002
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Boy, that Can someone explain resolution thread sure has become derailed. I can't believe people are spending so much time on the idea that upsampling redbook improves its fidelity.


For most listeners, I'm sure upsampling does not affect their subjective experience of quality, depending on what they listen to, how they listen, what equipment they have, what shape their ears are in, the program content of their collections, their specific tastes in different dimensions of quality, how they upsample, their past experiences of close listening, and whether they pay more attention to other music system and room features which have more effect on the final outcome (nearly all of them, in other words).

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