Originally Posted by Redcarmoose
Just a small example of what is missing in the tone and pace of digital. Wow looks like you really believe the digital BS. Enjoy it!
this is a false representation of something that doesn't exist, to show something that is not true. sure it's appealing, because you can "understand" the graph even when you know nothing about digital conversion. but the graph is wrong from the start so you understand something that is not.
I had doubts like you when I first stumbled upon this kind of graphs. so I looked into it.
even with the basics you realize that this graph has no link whatsoever with reality, and the more I learn about DACs the more obvious it is. this is showing on the same graph the analog signal and the digital version of it. but we're not listening to any digital version without conversion to analog so they have nothing to do together on the same graph to begin with. as it happens the analog signal from the digital data of both cd and dvd does look exactly like the raw signal so no actual loss of data.
just plug your headphone into the digital out of your source and conclude that digital sound sucks? that just as relevant as this graph.
and even if you don't have the time or the will to learn about the reality of DACs and samplerates, just think about this. how could a dac end up with less that 0.005%distortion if all it did was apply what's represented on that stupid graph in the analog domain? you must see how impossible that would be. this would lead to several % of distortion (and I don't wanna know how it would sound). this graph is supposed to make believe that the digital data is transposed as is in the analog domain. that's just not how it ever worked. even if you decide to join the points of each sample in that frightening staircase way for no reason, that wouldn't even give an idea of what is happening in the digital domain as the digital signal is only 0 or 1. and how would the digital domain matter to you as long as the resulting analog signal is the closest to an original sound that you'll ever get in your entire audio chain?
amps don't get that close to the original, headphones and speakers are far from it, so how do you justify saying that this is the reason why the sound is not good?
that's exactly saying that instead of 100+100+100=300 your sound is 100.005+100.01+100.5 and it doesn't equal to 300 mostly because of 100.005
and even if in some situations, going for 192khz would help the DAC go from 0.005% distortion to maybe 0.003%. would that make any difference when everything else from 10 to a hundred times worst than the worst case scenario of the DAC?
here you just came after digital lack of fidelity when at the same time accepting in full that you favor tubes even if they might not be the most accurate amps. you're fighting the wrong war here.