Hi Purrin / Putin / Hitler ...whatever
Have a few statements for you which I hope you can address :)
I must say that I disagree with alot of your comments but hey ho that's life.
You're not forcing people to read this thread but when you present it with a F*** you attitude you just know that a flak jacket will be required.
Ok Q.1....What do you consider as being the best SABRE implementation?
2. I'm biased of course but I've heard many Sabre DACs and the Invicta is the best I've heard by far. I just don't get your assertion that
the Invicta is employing sleight-of-hand to cover supposed inherent deficiencies. I don't hear the 'strident' nature you attest to. Maybe
my ears are more suited to the Invicta signature....I just know that I like what I hear when comparing to many other DACs in recent history.
RESULT: We're both happy so that's a +. ;)
3. Given your continued vocal stance on the imminent DEATH of DSD, how do you feel about the new path of PS Audio and their Directstream
implementation? Again, given that my DAC of choice is the Invicta I'm biased but even then when looking at the signal path for the proposed
Directstream 'DAC' it looks beautifully simple. Ted (the designer) is a true genius and of that there is no doubt.
Anyway, ignoring the heavy PS Audio marketing speak for a moment, there must be something strong and tangible here for PS Audio
to put all their weight behind this technology. They're saying that regardless of the input signal, you WILL be hearing DSD 'quality' and it will sound
better than the input PCM signal. So 16/44.1Khz recordings will show details that will not have been heard with current converters. This suggests
that current PCM conversion implementations are 'broken' and that DSD conversions under PS Audio Directstream will be a huge improvement.
Interesting times :)
4. Why the F*** did you choose that avatar? I think it's overkill. Not required. You will elicit the same response through casual postings.
Edited by thathertz - 3/4/14 at 3:08pm