Not sure about that, but I am certainly SUPER excited to see the final product
I am guessing tube as well... haha
Tube not going to happen. Neither is galvanic isolation.
The square footage is simply not there.
Super Duper Features 1.2.
Different Strokes for Different Folks (Filters for different formats)
Ringing (in electronics): "artefacts" that appear as spurious signals ("rings") near sharp transitions (transients) in a signal.
Visually, they appear as "rings" near edges; audibly, they appear as "echos" near transients
BEFORE the transient = Pre-Ringing
AFTER the transient = Post-Ringing.
"Ringing" arises in recordings and DAC chipsets. There is a wealth of information on the Net.
In the micro iDSD, when playing back PCM and DSD it has the following filters that reduce/eliminate such types of ringing:
DSD: Extreme/Extended/Standard filters
PCM: Bit-Prefect/Minimum-Phase/Standard filters
Further, from our point of view, measurements and listening are not necessarily identical.
Generally, we recommend "Standard" for measurements (such as when hooked-up to test equipment) and the other filters for listening. But always try them out, on-the-fly.
Filters will be discussed more in-depth in a future Software Team's Notes.
How this benefits the listener
Audio is ultimately subjective. Hence we always try offer customer options to adjust the sound to suit what they like and the headphones speakers of choice.
The different filters come with our recommendations under each format but there is no such thing as "best" and we leave the customer to make the "last mile" selection.
Where applicable, we recommend trying Bit-Perfect first: for listening, at AMR/iFi this is what we use most.
We could simply list out the features...but if it hasnt been conveyed officially, we do appreciate the participation by all H'Fiyers on this Crowd-Design thread and the other threads too. So don't be put off.
All of your comments gives us an extra boost and reading your jovial posts gives us a break from the monotony of daily work stuff.
Thanks again from all the iFi team.
Me too, I check this thread daily. I don't know how I can manage another month waiting for the final product... The excitement is unbearable.
I also look forward to checking this thread every day. I think it's pretty cool how responsive and interactive iFi is to the community. Tired of companies that promise updates, but then you don't hear from them for weeks. I'm not asking for play-by-play updates, and I completely understand that surprises can pop up in product development, but that doesn't mean you need to have complete radio silence either.
they're ramping up towards the announcement and debut of the micro in a very nice way - giving us just enough information but not keeping us entirely in the dark. sort of the right mix of openness and secrecy...well played, iFi.